The Life Of Riley. Image shows from L to R: Brian Riley (Frank Lincoln), Frank Riley (Bill Maynard). Copyright: Granada Television.

The Life Of Riley

ITV sitcom. 7 episodes (1 series) in 1975. Stars Bill Maynard, Frank Lincoln, John Comer, Eileen Kennally, Susan Littler and John McKelvey.

The Life Of Riley

Frank Riley's days of being the carefree widower are interrupted by the return of his puritanical son who needs a job and a place to stay

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1975
Channel
ITV
Episodes
7   (1 series)
Starring
Bill Maynard, Frank Lincoln, John Comer, Eileen Kennally, Susan Littler and John McKelvey
Writer
H.V. Kershaw
Director
Eric Prytherch
Producer
Eric Prytherch

Frank Riley is a widower with an eye for the ladies. He has a decent job as an Insurance Agent at Lancastrian Insurance but his world is about to change when his God-fearing, Welsh-speaking son Brian walks back into his life needing a job and a place to stay. His carefree lifestyle is under threat and his days of debauchery with his lady friend, Ethel, are under scrutiny.

Production Details

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 6th January 1975 on ITV at 8pm
Last new broadcast
Monday 17th February 1975 on ITV at 8pm
Length of episodes
25 minutes

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