Whack-O!. Professor James Edwards (Headmaster) (Jimmy Edwards). Copyright: BBC.

Whack-O!

BBC One sitcom about a school headmaster. 60 episodes (8 series), 1956 - 1972. Stars Jimmy Edwards, Arthur Howard, Kenneth Cope, John Garside and others.

Whack-O!. Image shows from L to R: Unknown, Professor James Edwards (Headmaster) (Jimmy Edwards), Unknown, Unknown. Copyright: BBC.

Whack-O!

Comedy starring Jimmy Edwards as the scheming headmaster of not-so-prestigious private school Chiselbury

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1956 - 1972
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
60   (8 series), plus 3 short specials
Starring
Jimmy Edwards, Arthur Howard, Kenneth Cope, John Garside, Arthur Bush, Tony Sympson, Norman Bird, Victor Baring and others
Writers
Frank Muir, Denis Norden and Robert Gray
Directors
Douglas Moodie, Eric Fawcett and Douglas Argent
Producers
Douglas Moodie, Eric Fawcett and Douglas Argent

Chiselbury School could hardly be described as a centre of academia; Headmaster Edwards finds that taking in qualified pupils is not as profitable as milking the sons of the wealthy. His assistant, Mr Pettigrew, is more honourable but too naive to see through the Head's many schemes.

Production Details

Production company
Also known as
  • Whacko! (Other official name)
  • Wack-o! (Other official name)
Picture
Black and white / Colour
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 4th October 1956 on BBC One at 7:30pm
Last new broadcast
Saturday 26th February 1972 on BBC One at 5:05pm

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