The Cuckoo Waltz. Image shows from L to R: Felicity 'Fliss' Hawthorne (Diane Keen), Chris Hawthorne (David Roper). Copyright: Granada Television.

The Cuckoo Waltz

ITV sitcom about a married couple. 26 episodes (4 series), 1975 - 1980. Stars Diane Keen, David Roper, Lewis Collins, Ian Saynor and others.

The Cuckoo Waltz. Image shows from L to R: Felicity 'Fliss' Hawthorne (Diane Keen), Chris Hawthorne (David Roper), Gavin Rumsey (Lewis Collins). Copyright: Granada Television.

The Cuckoo Waltz

Fliss and Chris are a young happily-married couple whose whizz-kid friend Gavin moves in after splitting with his wife

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1975 - 1980
Channel
ITV
Episodes
26   (4 series)
Creator
Geoffrey Lancashire
Starring
Diane Keen, David Roper, Lewis Collins, Ian Saynor, Clare Kelly and John McKelvey
Writer
Geoffrey Lancashire
Directors
Bill Gilmour, Brian Mills and Douglas Argent
Producers
Bill Gilmour, Brian Armstrong and John G. Temple

Chris and Fliss live a bleak but happy existence in a rundown house with their two children. When Chris's rich friend rents their spare room, he brings with him all the trappings that money can buy. Suddenly they're not so happy!

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 27th October 1975 on ITV at 8pm
Last new broadcast
Thursday 7th August 1980 on ITV at 8pm
Length of episodes
25 minutes

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