The Other 'Arf. Image shows from L to R: Charles Latimer MP (John Standing), Lorraine Watts (Lorraine Chase). Copyright: ITV.

The Other 'Arf

ITV sitcom. 26 episodes (4 series), 1980 - 1984. Stars Lorraine Chase, John Standing, John Cater and James Villiers.

The Other 'Arf - The Complete First Series

The Other 'Arf - The Complete First Series

Class distinction exists in most countries, but that has never stopped Cinderella from meeting her Prince. The universal appeal of rich-man-falling-for-working-class-girl is the theme of this hit comedy series starring Lorraine Chase and John Standing - leads whose own backgrounds mirror those of their characters.

The Other 'Arf was conceived by Terence Howard (who had worked on the celebrated Campari ad campaign which launched the TV career of model Lorraine Chase), and developed by legendary comedy writers Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais (Porridge, Auf Wiedersehen Pet); originally seen in 1980, this first series also stars Patricia Hodge, Natalie Forbes and, in an early TV appearance, Caroline Quentin.

Sir Galahad comes in many guises, and in the case of beautiful model Lorraine Watts he's in the form of Charles Latimer, a Tory MP who saves her from the unwelcome attentions of a lecherous photographer. While Charles is an aristocrat and Lorraine is a Cockney born and bred, the difference in their social stations fails to put the brake on their express dash into romance... although it promises to be a bumpy journey!

First released: Monday 17th January 2011

  • Distributor: Network
  • Region: 2
  • Discs: 1
  • Catalogue: 7953403

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