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

Sprout

ITV sitcom. 1 pilot in 1974. Stars John Alderton, Julian Holloway, Jenny Cox, Clare Sutcliffe and Geoffrey Chater.

Sprout

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

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

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.

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Broadcast details

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