Sprout. Image shows from L to R: Darwin Sprout (John Alderton), John Russell (Julian Holloway). Copyright: Thames Television
Sprout

Sprout

  • TV sitcom
  • ITV
  • 1974
  • 1 pilot

Darwin Sprout is out of work and can't get a job or a girl because he is too honest. His friend and flatmate, John, hopes to fix that. Stars John Alderton, Julian Holloway, Jenny Cox, Clare Sutcliffe and Geoffrey Chater

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1974
Channels
ITV
Episodes
1 Pilot
Stars
John Alderton, Julian Holloway, Jenny Cox, Clare Sutcliffe and Geoffrey Chater
Writers
Anthony Matheson and Peter Tilbury
Director
Anthony Parker
Producer
Anthony Parker
Companies

Darwin Sprout is unemployed and shares his flat with best friend John Russell - they also share all the unpaid bills. Darwin, who has failed in his last 9 job interviews, has two weaknesses in life - the first is that he always tells the truth... the second is women. Telling the truth is not a successful strategy in the eyes of John, either for getting jobs or women. He determines to teach Darwin a few lessons in life.

Additional details

Production
Studio
Picture
Colour

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 1st July 1974 at 8pm on ITV
Episode length
25 minutes

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