Potter. Redvers Potter (Arthur Lowe). Copyright: BBC


  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 1979 - 1983
  • 20 episodes (3 series)

Redvers Potter suddenly finds himself facing enforced retirement when his family sweet firm, Pottermints 'the hotter mints', is taken over. Stars Arthur Lowe, Robin Bailey, Noel Dyson, John Barron, John Warner and more.

Episode menu

Series 2, Episode 4

Potter and Aileen decide to pay a visit to their son, Rodney, who is now a pop svengali and looking after a video shoot on the South Coast. The Vicar and his wife decide to join them but Potter's fate is to get stuck under a bed in the hotel room...

Broadcast details

Wednesday 19th March 1980
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Arthur Lowe Redvers Potter
Noel Dyson Aileen Potter
John Barron The Vicar
Brenda Cowling Jane
Guest cast
David Troughton Rodney
Marguerite Hardiman Myra
Paul Prescott Film director
Maggie Ryder Hotel maid
Gretchen Franklin Lady with dog
John Pennington Hotel manager
Dominic Letts Member of North Face Pop Group
Anthony Arundell Member of North Face Pop Group
Roger Martin Member of North Face Pop Group
David Huscroft Member of North Face Pop Group
Writing team
Roy Clarke Writer
Production team
Peter Whitmore Producer
Gloria Clayton Production Designer

Share this page