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

The Walrus And The Carpenter

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 1963 - 1965
  • 7 episodes (1 series)

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. Stars Hugh Griffith, Felix Aylmer and Hazel Hughes.

Key details

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

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.

Additional details

Part of

Comedy Playhouse

Production
Studio
Picture
Black and white

Website links

Broadcast details

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

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