Spring & Autumn. Image shows from L to R: Betty Harris (Jo Warne), Brian Reid (Larry Martyn), Tommy Butler (Jimmy Jewel), Charlie Harris (Charlie Hawkins), Vera Reid (June Barry). Copyright: Thames Television
Spring & Autumn

Spring & Autumn

  • TV sitcom
  • ITV
  • 1972 - 1976
  • 26 episodes (4 series)

Comedy about the friendship between a septuagenarian and a teenager, giving both a new chance and lease of life. Stars Jimmy Jewel, Charlie Hawkins, June Barry, Larry Martyn and Jo Warne

Spring & Autumn. Image shows from L to R: Tommy Butler (Jimmy Jewel), Charlie Harris (Charlie Hawkins). Copyright: Thames Television

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1972 - 1976
Channels
ITV
Episodes
26 (1 pilot + 4 series)
Stars
Jimmy Jewel, Charlie Hawkins, June Barry, Larry Martyn and Jo Warne
Writers
Vince Powell and Harry Driver
Directors
Ronnie Baxter, Mike Vardy and Anthony Parker
Producers
Ronnie Baxter, Mike Vardy and Anthony Parker
Companies

Tommy Butler, a widower of 70, is becoming more awkward, grouchy and mischievous in his declining years. Which is not good for his daughter who has decided to let him live with her.

Her husband, Brian, is far less enthusiastic, but with Tommy's home condemned and demolished, there's not much alternative. Things are looking grim and stressful all-round, but Tommy's given a new lease of life - and a reason to leave the flat - when he befriends young teenage tearaway Charlie.

Additional details

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 23rd October 1972 at 8:30pm on ITV

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