The Optimist. The Optimist (Enn Reitel)
The Optimist

The Optimist

  • TV sitcom
  • Channel 4
  • 1983 - 1985
  • 13 episodes (2 series)

Dialogue-free comedy series following one of life's error-prone eternal optimists. Stars Enn Reitel.

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The Optimist. The Optimist (Enn Reitel)

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1983 - 1985
Channels
Channel 4
Episodes
13 (2 series)
Star
Enn Reitel
Writers
Richard Sparks, Peter Ellis, Robert Sidaway and Enn Reitel
Director
Peter Ellis
Producer
Robert Sidaway

Nigel is the eponymous optimist in this dialogue-free situation comedy. A hapless everyman, Nigel has a very vivid imagination and a tendency to daydream, constantly finding himself in extraordinary situations.

Somehow he always muddles through - whilst managing to cause disaster for those around him!

Additional details

Production
Location
Picture
Colour

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 14th April 1983 at 8pm on Channel 4

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