Up The Elephant And Round The Castle. Image shows from L to R: Jim London (Jim Davidson), Dad (John Bardon). Copyright: Thames Television / Rex.

Up The Elephant And Round The Castle

ITV sitcom. 22 episodes (3 series), 1983 - 1985. Stars Jim Davidson, Brian Hall, John Bardon, Anita Dobson, Sara Corper, Brian Capron, Sue Nicholls and Nicholas Day.

Up The Elephant And Round The Castle

Jim London is a young scallywag who spends his time drinking at the Freemasons' Arms and trying to earn a bit of cash without doing much work

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1983 - 1985
Channel
ITV
Episodes
22   (3 series)
Starring
Jim Davidson, Brian Hall, John Bardon, Anita Dobson, Sara Corper, Brian Capron, Sue Nicholls and Nicholas Day
Writers
Spike Mullins, Jim Eldridge and Geoff McQueen
Director
Anthony Parker
Producer
Anthony Parker

James 'Jim' London becomes a man of property when a relative dies, leaving him the run-down Victorian abode of 17 Railway Terrace, in Elephant and Castle (south London).

He's troubled by randy neighbour Wanda, and the troublesome Councillors Allnutt and Moggs - not to mention his own lack of money, and the squatter upstairs!

Production Details

Production company
Soundtrack
Theme tune composed by Keith Emerson.
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 30th November 1983 on ITV at 8:30pm
Last new broadcast
Thursday 7th November 1985 on ITV at 8pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes

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