Romany Jones. Image shows from L to R: Lily Briggs (Queenie Watts), Wally Briggs (Arthur Mullard). Copyright: London Weekend Television.

Romany Jones

ITV sitcom about life on a caravan site. 27 episodes (pilot + 4 series), 1972 - 1975. Stars James Beck, Jo Rowbottom, Jonathan Cecil, Gay Soper and others.

Romany Jones. Image shows from L to R: Bert Jones (James Beck), Betty Jones (Jo Rowbottom). Copyright: London Weekend Television.

Romany Jones

The misadventures of two couples living in close confines on a run-down caravan site

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1972 - 1975
Channel
ITV
Episodes
27   (1 pilot + 4 series)
Creators
Ronald Wolfe and Ronald Chesney
Starring
James Beck, Jo Rowbottom, Jonathan Cecil, Gay Soper, Arthur Mullard, Queenie Watts, Kevin Brennan and Maureen Sweeney
Writers
Ronald Wolfe and Ronald Chesney
Director
Stuart Allen
Producer
Stuart Allen

For Betty Jones, life as a newlywed isn't all what husband Bert had promised. Rather than a respectable house with large open-plan kitchen, he's moved her into a pokey caravan at the bottom of an argumentative, mean farmer's spare field. She may love her work-shy husband, but this certainly isn't the marital bliss she had in mind!

The caravan opposite is occupied by the coarse, interfering, late-middle-aged couple Lily and Walter Briggs. Struggling to get by with both enjoying a similarly relaxed attitude to work as Bert, Lily makes regular visits to borrow this or that, ask a favour, or complain about something else!

Whilst Betty's constantly on edge, however, Lily does offer the odd bit of helpful advice from a much longer experience of married life...

When Bert and Betty move out, their caravan is rented to junior city worker Jeremy Crichton-Jones and his wife, Susan. Sick of living with his interfering mother, Susan's jumped at the first opportunity to leave - even if it means putting up with the squalor of the field, on her wet husband's meagre salary!

Production Details

Production companies
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 15th February 1972 on ITV at 10:30pm
Last new broadcast
Friday 11th July 1975 on ITV at 7:30pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes

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