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

The Other One (1977)

BBC One sitcom about two tedious men. 13 episodes (2 series), 1977 - 1979. Stars Richard Briers, Michael Gambon and Michael Chesden.

The Other One

Sitcom about the unlikely friendship between two boring bachelors, Ralph Tanner and Brian Bryant

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1977 - 1979
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
13   (2 series)
Starring
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

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.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

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

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