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

The Cuckoo Waltz

  • TV sitcom
  • ITV
  • 1975 - 1980
  • 26 episodes (4 series)

Fliss and Chris are a young happily-married couple whose whizz-kid friend Gavin moves in after splitting with his wife. Stars Diane Keen, David Roper, Lewis Collins, Ian Saynor, Clare Kelly and John McKelvey

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

Key details

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

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!

Additional details

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 27th October 1975 at 8pm on ITV
Last new broadcast
Thursday 7th August 1980 at 8pm on ITV

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