Variations On A Theme. Image shows from L to R: Man 1 (John Bird), Helen (Frances de la Tour). Copyright: Yorkshire Television.

Variations On A Theme

ITV sitcom. 1 pilot in 1977. Stars John Bird, Frances de la Tour and Norman Chappell.

Variations On A Theme

The eternal triangle can have more than one outcome

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1977
Channel
ITV
Episodes
1 Pilot
Starring
John Bird, Frances de la Tour and Norman Chappell
Writers
Ray Galton and Alan Simpson
Director
Ronnie Baxter
Producer
Ronnie Baxter

In this two-piece play, Frances De La Tour and John Bird play Helen and an un-named man, meeting on a park bench and beginning each of the two exchanges with the immortal words: "Robert's found out." It is here that the two pieces diverge, with their relationship and the character of Robert switched in each.

Production Details

Part of

The Galton & Simpson Playhouse

Production company
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 17th March 1977 on ITV at 9pm
Episode length
25 minutes

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