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

Porterhouse - Private Eye

  • TV sitcom
  • ITV
  • 1965
  • 1 pilot

Edwin Porterhouse, bungling and inefficient private eye, is helped in his endeavours by his judo loving daughter, Daffodil. Stars Peter Butterworth, June Whitfield, Dudley Foster, John Glyn-Jones, Cecily Hullett and more.

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

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1965
Channels
ITV
Episodes
1 Pilot
Stars
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
Companies

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...

Additional details

Part of

Six Of The Best

Also known as
  • Six Of The Best: Porterhouse - Private Eye
Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

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

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