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

Whack-O!

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 1956 - 1972
  • 60 episodes (8 series)

Comedy starring Jimmy Edwards as the scheming headmaster of not-so-prestigious private school Chiselbury. Stars Jimmy Edwards, Arthur Howard, Kenneth Cope, John Garside, Arthur Bush and more.

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

Key details

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

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.

Additional details

Also known as
  • Wack-o!
  • Whacko!
Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Black and white / Colour

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 4th October 1956 at 7:30pm on BBC One

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