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.

Cast & Crew

Main cast
Jimmy Edwards Professor James Edwards (Headmaster)
Arthur Howard Oliver Pettigrew (Assistant Headmaster) (Series 1-7)
Kenneth Cope F. D. Price-Whittaker (English Literature) (Series 1)
John Garside G.D. St J Dinwiddie (Latin and Greek) (Series 1)
Arthur Bush L.B. Hackett (Higher Mathematics) (Series 1)
Tony Sympson R.D. Spelthorne (Lower Mathematics) (Series 1-2)
Norman Bird S.A. Smallpiece (Geography) (Series 1)
Victor Baring M. Aristide Beaumarie (Modern Languages) (Series 1-2)
Barbara Archer Matron (Series 1)
John Hall Taplow, Jnr (Series 2 & 6)
Julian Orchard Oliver Pettigrew (Assistant Headmaster) (Series 8)
Liz Fraser (as Elizabeth Fraser) School Matron (Series 2)
John Stirling Lumley (Series 2-3)
Philip Howard L. J. Sneath (Carpentry) (Series 2)
John Scott G. Hackworth-Webb (History) (Series 2)
Peter Glaze R.P. Trench M.A. (Series 3)
David Langford Parker (Series 3)
Edwin Apps L.J. Halliforth, B.Sc (Series 3-7)
Michael Stainton G. Perkins (Series 3)
John Lewis R. Palmer (History) (Series 3)
Robert O'Leary Phipps (Series 4)
Jimmy Ray Crombie (Series 4-5)
Derek Needs Phillpott (Series 4)
Geoffrey Paget Rawlinson (Series 4-6)
Frank Raymond Mr Cope-Willoughby (Series 4 & 6-7)
Mary Hignett Mrs Mortlake (Series 4)
Brian Rawlinson Mr Proctor (Series 5-6)
Paul Norman Potter (Series 5)
Gordon Phillott Mr Dinwiddie (Series 5-7)
Stephen Portch Hoyle (Series 6)
Keith Smith Mr Forbes (Series 7)
Peter Greene L.J. Halliforth, B.Sc (Series 8)
Harold Bennett Mr Dinwiddie (Series 8)
Gary Warren Taplow, Jnr (Series 8)
Greg Smith Potter (Series 8)
Writing team
Frank Muir Writer
Denis Norden Writer
Robert Gray Writer (Adapted By) (Series 8)
Production team
Douglas Moodie Director (Series 1-6)
Eric Fawcett Director (Series 7)
Douglas Argent Director (Series 8)
Douglas Moodie Producer (Series 1-6)
Eric Fawcett Producer (Series 7)
Douglas Argent Producer (Series 8)
Frederick Knapman Production Designer (Series 2)
Stanley Dorfman Production Designer (Series 3-5)
Malcolm Goulding Production Designer (Series 6)
John Cooper Production Designer (Series 7)
Jeremy Bear Production Designer (Series 8)
John Stout Production Designer (Series 8)
Alan Yates Composer (Series 1-4 & 6-7)
Dennis Wilson Composer (Series 8)