The Galton & Simpson Comedy. Copyright: London Weekend Television / ITV
The Galton & Simpson Comedy

The Galton & Simpson Comedy

  • TV sitcom
  • ITV1
  • 1969
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

Series of one-off comedy plays written by Ray Galton & Alan Simpson, with A-list casts. Also features Leslie Phillips, Jennie Linden, Jan Holden, Bob Monkhouse, Patricia Hayes and more.

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 3 - Never Talk To Strangers

Two lonely people have a chance to find happiness together.

Further details

The Galton & Simpson Comedy. Image shows from L to R: Olive Bunclark (Rosemary Leach), Basil Puddifoot (Harry H. Corbett). Copyright: London Weekend Television

Upon moving into a boarding house, bachelor Basil Puddifoot has a chance meeting with incredibly timid fellow resident Olive in the hallway. Later, she mis-dials on the telephone and ends up getting through to him; but putting on a posh voice, and he the same in return, neither recognise the other, and begin a telephonic romance.

Broadcast details

Friday 2nd May 1969
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Harry H. Corbett Basil Puddifoot
Rosemary Leach Olive Bunclark
Guest cast
Dorothy Frere Landlady
Writing team
Ray Galton Writer
Alan Simpson Writer
Production team
David Askey Director
David Askey Producer
John Newton Clarke (as John Clarke) Production Designer

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