The Magnificent Evans. Image shows from L to R: Plantagenet Evans (Ronnie Barker), Rachel (Sharon Morgan). Copyright: BBC.

The Magnificent Evans

BBC One sitcom about a flamboyant photographer. 6 episodes (1 series) in 1984. Stars Ronnie Barker, Sharon Morgan, Dickie Arnold, Myfanwy Talog and others.

The Magnificent Evans

Ronnie Barker stars as a larger-than-life Welsh photographer

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1984
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
6   (1 series)
Starring
Ronnie Barker, Sharon Morgan, Dickie Arnold, Myfanwy Talog, William Thomas and Dyfed Thomas
Writer
Roy Clarke
Director
Sydney Lotterby
Producer
Sydney Lotterby

In the small Welsh village of Llantisiliant, Plantagenet Evans advertises himself as a 'Genius, Photographer and Man of Letters'. Larger-than-life and flamboyantly dressed, Evans is an egotistical, overbearing character who sees himself as more of an artist than an artisan.

A man of hidden means who also deals in anything saleable under the guise of 'antiques', the sharp-tongued Evans is driven by lust and other sordid motives. Perhaps that is why his long-standing, long-suffering fiancee Rachel is employed as his assistant, a position that enables her to ensure his wandering hands don't wander too far and his wandering eye doesn't wander too wide.

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