The Other One. Image shows from L to R: Brian Bryant (Michael Gambon), Ralph Tanner (Richard Briers). Copyright: BBC
The Other One

The Other One (1977)

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 1977 - 1979
  • 13 episodes (2 series)

Sitcom about the unlikely friendship between two boring bachelors, Ralph Tanner and Brian Bryant. Stars Richard Briers, Michael Gambon and Michael Chesden.

The Other One. Image shows from L to R: Brian Bryant (Michael Gambon), Ralph Tanner (Richard Briers). Copyright: BBC

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1977 - 1979
Channels
BBC One
Episodes
13 (2 series)
Stars
Richard Briers, Michael Gambon and Michael Chesden
Writers
John Esmonde and Bob Larbey
Directors
John Howard Davies and Roger Race
Producers
John Howard Davies and Roger Race
Companies

Meeting at the airport on route to a package holiday in Spain, boring bachelors Brian Bryant and Ralph Tanner strike up an unlikely friendship.

The former is friendly, although gullible, and the latter is a loser desperate to be seen as an all-knowing man of the world.

Additional details

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 11th November 1977 at 8:30pm on BBC One
Last new broadcast
Friday 30th March 1979 at 8:30pm on BBC One

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