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Sam The Samaritan

Sam The Samaritan

1910 - when three long term friends and fellow stokers are let ashore, a bet over downing a pot of ale causes the friendship to be broken

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1965
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
1 Pilot
Creator
W. W. Jacobs
Starring
Wilfrid Brambell, John Junkin, Roy Kinnear, Edwin Brown, Miriam Raymond, Alexandra Dane, Harold Goodwin, Joseph Sealy and others
Writer
David Climie
Producer
Michael Mills

1910 - three stokers and long term friends, from the SS Chesapeake, have just been let ashore with £12 each in their pockets. Whilst wasting their money in all the pubs, Ginger bets Sam that he can't down a pot of ale in one go. With the bet taken, Ginger sabotages his attempt by saying something to distract Sam. Their friendship broken, it can not be reforged unless Sam can exact his revenge!

Production Details

Part of

Comedy Playhouse

Production company

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 5th August 1965 on BBC One at 8:50pm
Episode length
25 minutes