Oh Happy Band!. Image shows left to right: Mr Giles (Tony Sympson), Mr Sowerby (Billy Burden), Mr Herbert (Jonathan Cecil), Harry Bennington (Harry Worth), Mr Pilgrim (Tom Mennard), Mr Braithwaite (John Horsley). Credit: BBC
Oh Happy Band!

Oh Happy Band!

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 1980
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

Croft & Lloyd sitcom starring Harry Worth as the leader of a small town's brass band, who find themselves at the centre of an anti-airport campaign. Also features Jonathan Cecil, Billy Burden, Tom Mennard, Tony Sympson, Jan Holden and more.

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 5 - A Song In The Air

The Town Band try to get themselves into the Guinness Book of Records to raise awareness for the campaign. But what should their feat be?

Broadcast details

Date
Wednesday 1st October 1980
Time
8:30pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Cast
Harry Worth Harry Bennington
Jonathan Cecil Mr Herbert
Billy Burden Mr Sowerby
Tom Mennard Mr Pilgrim
Tony Sympson Mr Giles
Jan Holden Mrs Draper
Harold Bennett Vicar
Moira Foot Glenda
Peggy Ann Clifford (as Peggyann Clifford) Mrs Tickford
Margaret Clifton Miss Mayhew
John Horsley Mr Braithwaite
Guest cast
Myrtle Devenish Winnie
Mollie Maureen Vicar's Wife
Robin Parkinson Umpire
Gordon Peters Photographer
Joy Allen (as Joy Allan) St John's Ambulance Woman
Writing team
Jeremy Lloyd Writer
David Croft Writer
Production team
David Croft Director
David Croft Producer
Mike Robotham Editor
Eric Walmsley Production Designer
Garry Freeman Production Designer
George Prior Musical Director

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