The Walrus And The Carpenter. Image shows from L to R: Luther Flannery (Hugh Griffith), Gascoigne Quilt (Felix Aylmer). Copyright: BBC.

The Walrus And The Carpenter

BBC One sitcom. 7 episodes (pilot + 1 series), 1963 - 1965. Stars Hugh Griffith, Felix Aylmer and Hazel Hughes.

The Walrus And The Carpenter

Gascoigne Quilt & Luther Flannery meet in a graveyard. The two old men have little in common but Luther's sense of adventure leads them into scrapes

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1963 - 1965
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
7   (1 pilot + 1 series)
Starring
Hugh Griffith, Felix Aylmer and Hazel Hughes
Writers
Marty Feldman and Barry Took
Producer
James Gilbert

Gascoigne Quilt, a retired public schoolmaster, and Luther Flannery, ex-merchant seaman, meet regularly in a graveyard when the weather permits and the church when it is inclement. The two old men have little in common but are able to complement each other. Luther's sense of adventure leads the normally staid Gascoigne into unusual situations he would never have contemplated before. For his part, Gascoigne educates the almost illiterate Luther who lives with his house proud daughter and is only allowed home in the evening.

Production Details

Part of

Comedy Playhouse

Production company
Picture
Black and white

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Saturday 14th December 1963 on BBC One at 9:35pm
Last new broadcast
Tuesday 6th April 1965 on BBC One at 8pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes

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