Tea At The Ritz. Image shows from L to R: George Podmore (Norman Rossington), Rene Barnes (Ann Lancaster), Arnold Barnes (Ronnie Stevens). Copyright: Granada Television.

Tea At The Ritz

ITV sitcom. 1 pilot in 1963. Stars Norman Rossington, Ronnie Stevens, Ann Lancaster and Rita Webb.

Tea At The Ritz

When George Podmore decides to take over The Ritz cinema, he is unaware of his impending battle with British tradition

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1963
Channel
ITV
Episodes
1 Pilot
Starring
Norman Rossington, Ronnie Stevens, Ann Lancaster and Rita Webb
Writers
Peter Miller and James Kelley
Director
Graeme MacDonald
Producer
Peter Eton

Arnold and Rene Barnes run The Ritz, a dowdy cinema which has not kept pace with the times. They still serve their patrons tea during the interval and their establishment would not look out of place in a museum. Their happy and peaceful existence is shattered by George Podmore, a slick young salesman who wants to make a quick profit by showing some sexy films.

Production Details

Part of

Comedy Four

Production company
Picture
Black and white

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 6th June 1963 on ITV at 7:30pm
Episode length
25 minutes