The Rough With The Smooth

BBC One sitcom. 7 episodes (pilot + 1 series), 1971 - 1975. Stars Tim Brooke-Taylor, John Junkin and Richard Hurndall.

Series 1, Episode 4 - The Dinner

It looks a dull evening ahead for Richard and Harry when they are forced to invite Mervyn Thackeray and his geologist sister around for dinner. But appearances can be deceptive and the night might not be such a disaster after all ...


This episode was originally scheduled to broadcast on 13th August, as Episode 5.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 6th August 1975
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Tim Brooke-Taylor Richard Woodville
John Junkin Harold King
Richard Hurndall Melvyn Thackaray
Guest cast
Sheila Fearn Sally Thackeray
Bernard Holley Supermarket assistant
Jacki Piper Helen
Writing team
John Junkin Writer
Tim Brooke-Taylor Writer
Production team
Harold Snoad Producer

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