The Best Things In Life. Image shows from L to R: Mabel Pollard (June Whitfield), Alfred Wilcox (Harry H. Corbett). Copyright: Associated Television.

The Best Things In Life

ITV sitcom. 13 episodes (2 series), 1969 - 1970. Stars Harry H. Corbett, June Whitfield, Pat Heywood, Bob Todd, Pearl Hackney, Diana Quick, Carmel McSharry and Samantha Birch.

The Best Things In Life

The best things in life for Alfred Wilcox are money, wealth and prosperity and not getting married to his fiancee of 11 years, Mabel Pollard

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1969 - 1970
Channel
ITV
Episodes
13   (2 series)
Starring
Harry H. Corbett, June Whitfield, Pat Heywood, Bob Todd, Pearl Hackney, Diana Quick, Carmel McSharry and Samantha Birch
Writer
Bernard Botting
Directors
John Robins and Shaun O'Riordan
Producer
Shaun O'Riordan

Cockney wide-boy, Alfred Wilcox, works as a salesman for a plastics firm. He values his independence and will take any short-cut to get to the top. The best things in his life are money, wealth and prosperity and he doesn't care in which order they may come. He also values his freedom and whilst his fiancée of 11 years, Mabel Pollard, also works in the same office, she is fast losing hope of them ever getting married.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 12th August 1969 on ITV at 8:30pm
Last new broadcast
Monday 13th July 1970 on ITV at 9:30pm
Length of episodes
25 minutes