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

The Galton & Simpson Comedy

ITV sitcom anthology from Galton & Simpson. 6 episodes (1 series) in 1969. Stars Leslie Phillips, Jennie Linden, Jan Holden, Bob Monkhouse and others.

Series 1, Episode 4 - Don't Dilly Dally On The Way

After 23 years in the same bungalow, a couple prepares to move house.

Further details

The Galton & Simpson Comedy. Image shows from L to R: Arthur Croucher (Jimmy Edwards), Avril (Jacki Piper), Gordon (David Jason). Copyright: London Weekend Television.

It's moving day. After 23 years, Joyce and Arthur Croucher are packed, their old home is now all but empty, and the newly-wed new owners are expected imminently. Unfortunately for Arthur, Joyce suddenly decides that her memories of the "early modern" period bungalow are just too strong - she can't bring herself to leave. Locking herself in the toilet, a battle of wills commences.

Broadcast details

Friday 9th May 1969
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Jimmy Edwards Arthur Croucher
Pat Coombs Joyce Croucher
Guest cast
Daphne Anderson Mother
Charles Morgan Father
David Jason Gordon
Jacki Piper Avril
Writing team
Ray Galton Writer
Alan Simpson Writer
Production team
David Askey Director
David Askey Producer
Barbara Bates Production Designer