Porterhouse - Private Eye. Edwin Porterhouse (Peter Butterworth). Copyright: Associated Television.

Porterhouse - Private Eye

ITV sitcom about a private detective. 1 pilot in 1965. Stars Peter Butterworth, June Whitfield, Dudley Foster, John Glyn-Jones and others.

Porterhouse - Private Eye. Image shows from L to R: Daffodil (June Whitfield), Edwin Porterhouse (Peter Butterworth). Copyright: Associated Television.

Porterhouse - Private Eye

Edwin Porterhouse, bungling and inefficient private eye, is helped in his endeavours by his judo loving daughter, Daffodil

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1965
Channel
ITV
Episodes
1 Pilot
Starring
Peter Butterworth, June Whitfield, Dudley Foster, John Glyn-Jones, Cecily Hullett, Bryan Mosley, Elizabeth Counsell and Frank Sieman
Writer
Maurice Wiltshire
Director
Albert Locke
Producer
Alan Tarrant

Edwin Porterhouse is a bungling private eye who would struggle to find a footprint even if he fell over it. He is 'helped' in his assignments by his judo loving daughter, Daffodil, who has no real interest in her father's profession and so even simple cases prove too complicated for the duo.

In this pilot episode, the Porterhouse's services are called upon by Sir Gregory Bowles Bart. Having acquired Emperor Napoleon's very own bedside snuff box as a wedding gift for his soon-to-be son-in-law, the aristocratic antiques' dealer fears he is being followed by thieves determined to steal the delicate item. All Edwin and Daffodil need do is keep it safe until the wedding party...

Production Details

Part of

Six Of The Best

Production company
Also known as
  • Six Of The Best: Porterhouse - Private Eye (Other official name)
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 1st September 1965 on ITV at 9:10pm
Episode length
30 minutes

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