Vacant Lot. Image shows from L to R: Alf Grimble (Alfie Bass), William Bendlove (Bill Fraser). Copyright: ABC Television.

Vacant Lot

ITV sitcom. 7 episodes (1 series) in 1967. Stars Alfie Bass, Bill Fraser, Jack Haig, Nicky Henson, Laurie Leigh and Arthur Mullard.

Series 1, Episode 3 - Hats Off For The Gov'nor

Alf Grimble overhears Mr. Bendlove is suffering from Merulius, Lacrymans Anobium Punctatum. That it is also contagious, has the workmen of Bendlove and Bodium Ltd. in a state of melancholia - and the rot sets in!


This episode no longer exists in the archives. It is missing, believed wiped.

Broadcast details

Saturday 15th April 1967
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Alfie Bass Alf Grimble
Bill Fraser William Bendlove
Jack Haig Stoker
Nicky Henson Rock
Laurie Leigh Sandra
Arthur Mullard Chippy
Guest cast
Peter Bathurst Actor
Writing team
Jeremy Lloyd Writer
Jimmy Grafton Writer
Production team
Milo Lewis Director
Milo Lewis Producer
Peter Le Page Production Designer