Albert And Me

Sitcom about Bryan Archer, a single father in charge of his baby son Albert.

Written by Jim Eldridge, and produced by John Fawcett Wilson.

Bryan was played by Richard Beckinsale in series 1, and Robert Lindsay in series 2, due to Beckinsales death in 1979; Pat Coombs played Bryans mother and Albert (!) in both series.

Richard Beckinsale and Pat Coombs star in a sitcom revolving around a doting single father and his son.

Single dad Bryan Archer juggles his work selling cosmetics with his childcare arrangements.

Episodes

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20061105 BT=1430 (BBC7)
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Comedy starring Richard Beckinsale. Single dad Bryan Archer juggles his work selling cosmetics with his childcare arrangements. Episode 1 of 9.
20061106 BT=0630 (BBC7)Comedy starring Richard Beckinsale. Single dad Bryan Archer juggles his work selling cosmetics with his childcare arrangements. Episode 1 of 9.
20040421 BT=1400 Duration=30 (BBC7)
20040421 BT=2100 Duration=30 (BBC7)
Richard Beckinsale and Pat Coombs star in a sitcom revolving around a doting single father and his son.
20080419 BT=1330 (BBC7)Single dad Bryan Archer juggles his work selling cosmetics with his childcare arrangements. Comedy starring Richard Beckinsale. Episode 1 of 9.
20080420 BT=0230 (BBC7)Single dad Bryan Archer juggles his work selling cosmetics with his childcare arrangements. Comedy starring Richard Beckinsale. Episode 1 of 9.
20041229 BT=1400 (BBC7)
20041229 BT=2100 (BBC7)
Single dad Bryan Archer juggles his work selling cosmetics with his childcare arrangements. Comedy starring Richard Beckinsale.
Comedy. Family Christmas20061224 BT=1430 (BBC7)
20061224 BT=2330 (BBC7)
20061225 BT=0630 (BBC7)
Bryan finds himself double-booked for Christmas while Gran leads the community singing. Episode 9 of 9.
Genome: [r3 Bd=19771105]by JIM ELDRIDGE also featuring and Albert

This week: Rate of Decline with special guests

Incidental music by MAX HARRIS Producer JOHN FAWCETT WILSON (Repeated: Sunday 7.2 pm 1214kHz, VHF, and 1484kHz Scotland)

(Richard Beckinsale is in 'I Love My Wife ' at the Prince of Wales Theatre, London)

Genome: [r3 Bd=19771106]by JIM ELDRIDGE starring Richard Beckinsale as Bryan Archer
Genome: [r3 Bd=19771112]by JIM ELDRIDGE also featuring and Albert, and This week: Looking for a Job with special guests

Incidental music by MAX HARRIS Producer JOHN FAWCETT WILSON

(Repeated: Sunday 7.2 pm 1214kHz, VHF, and 1484kHz Scotland)

(Richard Beckinsale is in 'I Love My Wife' at the Prince of Wales Theatre, London)

Genome: [r3 Bd=19771113]
Genome: [r3 Bd=19771119]by JIM ELDRIDGE

Also featuring and Albert, and This week:

Spanner in the Works with special guests

Incidental music by MAX HARRIS Producer JOHN FAWCETT WILSON

(Rptd.- Sunday 7.2 pm VHF, 1214kHz, and 1484kHz Scotland)

(Richard Beckinsale is in I Love My Wife ' at the Prince of Wales Theatre, London)

Genome: [r3 Bd=19771120]
Genome: [r3 Bd=19771126]by JIM ELDRIDGE starring Richard Beckinsale as Bryan Archer Also featuring

Pat Coombs as Bryan's Mum and Albert

This week: Holiday with special guests

Peter Vaughan as Mr Wiggins Cheryl Hall as Mavis and Helen Worth as Deirdre Incidental music by MAX HARRIS Producer JOHN FAWCETT WILSON

(Repeated: Sunday 7.2 pm VHF, 1214kHz, and 1484kHz) (Richard Beckinsale is in 'I Love My Wife ' at the Prince of Wales Theatre, London)

Genome: [r3 Bd=19771203]by JIM ELDRIDGE starring Richard Beckinsale as Bryan Archer Also featuring

Pat Coombs as Bryan's Mum and Albert and John Comer as Bryan's Dad

This week: Mind That Baby with special guests Diane Keen as Jane Jon Laurimore as Edward Dilys Laye as the Welfare lady and Mrs Featherston-Haugh Robin Parkinson as the Benefit official

Incidental music by MAX HARRIS Producer JOHN FAWCETT WILSON (Repeated: Sunday 7.2 pm VHF, 1214kHz, and 1484kHz)

(Richard Beckinsale is in ' I Love My Wife ' at the Prince of Wales Theatre, London)

Genome: [r3 Bd=19771210]Mr Benson, the Bank Manager and Penelope Reynolds the Nurse

Incidental music by MAX HARRIS Producer JOHN FAWCETT WILSON

(Repeated: Sunday 7.2 pm VHF, 1214kHz, and 1484kHz)

(Richard Beckinsale is in 'I Love My Wife ' at the Prince of Wales Theatre, London)

Genome: [r3 Bd=19771217]by JIM ELDRIDGE starring

Also featuring and Albert, and This week: The Homecoming with special guests and Incidental music by MAX HARRIS Producer JOHN FAWCETT WILSON

Genome: [r3 Bd=19771224]by JIM ELDRIDGE starring and Albert

This week: Family Christmas with special guests and Incidental music by MAX HARRIS Producer JOHN FAWCETT WILSON

(Rptd: Christmas Day 7.2 pm) (Richard Beckinsale is in I Love My Wife ' at the Prince of Wales Theatre; Patricia Hayes in ' Filumena ' at the Lyric Theatre, London)

Genome: [r3 Bd=19771225](Christmas Eve's broadcast)
Genome: [r3 Bd=19830316]by JIM ELDRIDCE and featuring

A Moving Story with special guests

Incidental music by MAX HARRIS Producer

JOHN FAWCETT WILSON

Genome: [r3 Bd=19830323]by JIM ELDRIDGE starring Robert Lindsay as Bryan Archer and featuring

Pat Coombs as Bryan's Mum and Albert Diana King as Mrs Willis Marcia Warren as Vera Gordon Kaye as Edward

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do Incidental music by MAX HARRIS Producer

JOHN FAWCETT WILSON

Genome: [r3 Bd=19830330]by JIM ElDKlDUE starring and featuringand Hoppy Minder

with special guests

Centre Clerk and the Shop Assistant

Incidental music by MAX HARRIS Producer

JOHN FAWCETT WILSON

Genome: [r3 Bd=19830420]by JIM ELDRIDCE starring and This week:

File Under Trouble with special guests and Incidental music by MAX HARRIS

Genome: [r3 Bd=19830427]by JIM ELDRIDGE starring Robert Lindsay Pat Coombs Diana King

Marcia Warren and Gorden Kaye

This week: High Society with special guests SARAH BERGER and MICHAEL BILTON

Incidental music by MAX HARRIS

(Sarah Berger is a member of the Royal

Shakespeare Company)

Genome: [r3 Bd=19830504]by JIM ELORIDGE starring Robert Lindsay as Bryan Archer

Pat Coombs as Bryan's Mum and Albert Diana King as Mrs Willis Marcia Warren as Vera and Gorden Kaye as Edward This week:

Under Observation with special guests BRENDA BLETHYN as Jenny and Nancy RENU SETNA as the GP and TAMMY USTINOV as the Nurse

Incidental music by MAX HARRIS

Genome: [r3 Bd=19830628]by JIM ILDRIDGE Robert Lindsay as Bryan Archer

Pat Coombs as Bryan's Mum and Albert and Diana King as Mrs Willis

This week: A Moving Story Producer

JOHN FAWCETT WILSON

9.57 Sports Desk

Genome: [r3 Bd=19830705]by JIM ELDRIDGE starring Robert Lindsay as Bryan Archer and featuring

Pat Coombs as Bryan's Mum and Albert Diana King as Mrs Willis Marcia Warren as Vera and Gorden Kaye as Edward

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

Incidental Music by MAX HARRIS Producer

JOHN FAWCETT WILSON

9.57 Sports Desk

Genome: [r3 Bd=19830712]by JIM ELDRIDGE starring Robert Lindsay as Bryan Archer and featuring

Pat Coombs as Bryan's Mum and Albert Diana King as Mrs Willis Marcia Warren as Vera and Hoppy This week: Minder Incidental Music by MAX HARRIS Producer

JOHN FAWCETT WILSON

9.57 Sports Desk

Genome: [r3 Bd=19830719]by JIM ELDRIDGE

snd Mrs Carthew

This week: Casual Labour Producer

JOHN FAWCETT WILSON

9.57 Sports Desk

Genome: [r3 Bd=19830726]by jim ELDRIDGE starring Robert Lindsay as Bryan Archer and featuring

Pat Coombs as Bryan's Mum and Albert Diana King at Mrs Willis This week: Driver

Incidental music by MAX HARRIS

Producer JOHN FAWCETT WILSON

9.57 Sports Desk

Genome: [r3 Bd=19830802]by JIM ELDRIDGE

This week:

File Under Trouble Incidental music by MAX HARRIS

Producer

JOHN FAWCETTT WILSON

1.57 Sports Desk

Genome: [r3 Bd=19830809]by JIM ELDRIDGE Robert Lindsay as Bryan Archer

Pat Coombs as Bryan's Mum and Albert Diana King as Mrs Willis and Mrs Xavier

Marcia Warren as Vera and Gorden Kaye as Edward

This week: High Society Producer

JOHN FAWCETT WILSON

9.57 Sports Desk

Genome: [r3 Bd=19830816]by JIM ELDRIDGE and This week:

Under Observation Incidental music by MAX HARRIS

ProducerJOHN FAWCETT WILSON

9.57 Sports Desk

Homecoming20061231 BT=1430 (BBC7)
20061231 BT=2330 (BBC7)
20070101 BT=0630 (BBC7)
Bryan gets distracted from his big snooker match when he hears that Albert's mum is planning to visit. Episode 8 of 9.
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Single dad Bryan Archer juggles his work selling cosmetics with his childcare arrangements. Comedy starring Richard Beckinsale.

0120090802 BT=1930 (BBC7)Single dad Bryan Archer juggles his work selling cosmetics with his childcare arrangements
01 OF 9.20060208 BT=1430 (BBC7)Single dad Bryan Archer juggles his work selling cosmetics with his childcare arrangements. Comedy starring Richard Beckinsale. Episode 1 of 9.
01 OF 9.20060209 BT=0630 (BBC7)Single dad Bryan Archer juggles his work selling cosmetics with his childcare arrangements. Comedy starring Richard Beckinsale. Episode 1 of 9.
02Rate Of Decline20050105 BT=1400 (BBC7)
20050105 BT=2100 (BBC7)
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Single dad Bryan desperately needs cash for his rate arrears. From November 1977.

Richard Beckinsale and Pat Coombs star in a sitcom revolving around a doting single father

Single dad Bryan desperately needs cash for his rate arrears. Stars Richard Beckinsale and Pat Coombs. From November 1977.

Richard Beckinsale and Pat Coombs star in a sitcom revolving around a doting single father and his son.

03Looking For A Job20050112 BT=1400 (BBC7)
20050112 BT=2100 (BBC7)
20060222 BT=1430 (BBC7)
20060223 BT=0630 (BBC7)
20061119 BT=1430 (BBC7)
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20120906 (BBC7)
20140423 (BBC7)

Single dad Bryan needs an employer who'll let his son come along. From November 1977.

Bryan is trying to get a job. Will Albert get in the way?

Single dad Bryan needs an employer who'll let his son come along. Stars Richard Beckinsale and Pat Coombs. From November 1977.

Single dad Bryan needs an employer who will let his son come along. Stars Richard Beckinsale and Pat Coombs. From November 1977.

Bryan is trying to get a job. Will Albert get in the way? Starring Richard Beckinsale and Pat Coombs.

Comedy starring Richard Beckinsale. Bryan is trying to get a job. Will Albert get in the way? With Pat Coombs. Episode 3 of 9.

Bryan is trying to get a job. Will Albert get in the way? Starring Richard Beckinsale and Pat Coombs. Episode 3 of 9.

04Spanner In The Works20040505 BT=1400 Duration=30 (BBC7)
20040505 BT=2100 Duration=30 (BBC7)
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20050119 BT=2100 (BBC7)
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Single dad Bryan's son is starting nursery - what could go wrong? From November 1977.

Single dad Bryan's son is starting nursery - what could go wrong? Stars Richard Beckinsale and Pat Coombs. From November 1977.

Richard Beckinsale is a single parent trying his best. His son Albert starts nursery. What could go wrong? From November 1977.

Richard Beckinsale stars as a single parent whose son Albert starts nursery. What could go wrong? From Nov 1977. Episode 4 of 9.

Albert starts nursery, what could go wrong? Starring Richard Beckinsale as a single parent. From November 1977.

Richard Beckinsale is the single parent trying his best for son Albert. Albert starts nursery. What could possibly go wrong?

Richard Beckinsale is a single parent trying his best, his son Albert starts nursery. What could go wrong? From November 1977. Episode 4 of 9.

05Holiday20040512 BT=1400 Duration=30 (BBC7)
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When Bryan and son arrive in Frimlington, their fellow holidaymakers aren't too welcoming.

Single dad Bryan and son get a cool welcome in Frimlington. From November 1977.

When Bryan and son arrive in Frimlington, their fellow holidaymakers aren't too welcoming. Stars Richard Beckinsale. From 1977.

When Bryan and son arrive in Frimlington, their fellow holidaymakers aren't too welcoming. Stars Richard Beckinsale. From November 1977.

When Bryan and son arrive in Frimlington, their fellow holidaymakers aren't too welcoming. Stars Richard Beckinsale. From 1977. Episode 5 of 9.

Bryan and Albert set off on their holiday to Frimlington, but their fellow holiday makers aren't so welcoming. Episode 5 of 9.

Brian and Albert set off on their holiday to Frimlington. They've packed enough stuff to sink a battle ship. Stars Richard Beckinsale.

Brian and Albert set off on their holiday to Frimlington, but their fellow holiday makers aren't so welcoming.

06Mind That Baby20050202 BT=1400 (BBC7)
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Single dad Bryan is wrapped in red tape at the benefits office. From December 1977.

Single dad Bryan is wrapped in red tape at the benefits office. Stars Richard Beckinsale and Pat Coombs. From December 1977.

Brian attempts to get some single parent benefit.

Bryan's visit to the benefits office doesn't go to plan. Starring Richard Beckinsale and Pat Coombs. From December 1977. Episode 6 of 9.

Bryan attempts to get some single parent benefit.

07Where There's A Will20060322 BT=1430 (BBC7)
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Off to hospital, single dad Bryan makes contingency plans. From December 1977.

Bryan looks to the future when he goes into hospital.

Off to hospital, single dad Bryan makes contingency plans. Stars Richard Beckinsale and Pat Coombs. From December 1977.

Comedy starring Richard Beckinsale. Bryan looks to the future when he goes into hospital. Episode 7 of 9.

Bryan looks to the future when he goes into hospital. Starring Richard Beckinsale and Pat Coombs. From December 1977. Episode 7 of 9.

Bryan looks to the future when he goes into hospital. Richard Beckinsale and Pat Coombs star in an episode from December 1977.

Bryan looks to the future when he goes into hospital. Episode 7 of 9.

08The Homecoming20040602 BT=1400 Duration=30 (BBC7)
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20091215 BT=1700 (BBC7)
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Worried single dad Bryan learns that his son's mum wants to visit. From December 1977.

Bryan gets distracted from his big snooker match.

Worried single dad Bryan learns that his son's mum wants to visit. Stars Richard Beckinsale and Pat Coombs. From December 1977.

Bryan gets distracted from his big snooker match when he hears that Albert's mum is planning to visit. Stars Richard Beckinsale. Episode 8 of 9.

Bryan gets distracted from his big snooker match when he hears that Albert's mum is intending to visit. Stars Richard Beckinsale. Episode 8 of 9.

Brian gets distracted from his big snooker match when he hears that Albert's mum is intending to visit. Stars Richard Beckinsale.

Brian gets distracted from his big snooker match when he hears that Albert's mum is intending to visit. Richard Beckinsale stars.

09Family Christmas
09 LASTFamily Christmas20091222 BT=1700 (BBC7)
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Single dad Bryan finds himself double-booked for the festivities. From December 1977.

Single dad Bryan finds himself double-booked for the festivities. Stars Richard Beckinsale and Pat Coombs. From December 1977.

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Single dad Bryan Archer struggles to work and bring up his baby son.

Single dad Bryan Archer struggles to work as well as bringing up his baby son, Albert.

Stars Richard Beckinsale as Bryan Archer, Pat Coombs as Mum/Albert and John Comer as Dad. With Frank Thornton as Vernon Wordsworth.

Written by Jim Eldridge.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in January 1977.

Stars Richard Beckinsale as Bryan Archer, Pat Coombs as Mum/Albert and John Comer as Dad. With Frank Thornton as Vernon Wordsworth.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in January 1977.

Single dad Bryan Archer struggles to work and bring up his baby son. Stars Richard Beckinsale and Pat Coombs. From January 1977.

Single dad Bryan Archer struggles to work and bring up his baby son. From January 1977.

Comedy about a single dad working as a cosmetics salesman.

Single dad Bryan Archer struggles to work and bring up his baby son. Stars Richard Beckinsale and Pat Coombs. From January 1977.

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Red Riding Hood

Brian needs to raise money quickly.

Single dad Bryan desperately needs cash for his rate arrears.

Single dad Bryan desperately needs cash for his rate arrears. From November 1977.

Single dad Bryan desperately needs cash for his rate arrears. Stars Richard Beckinsale and Pat Coombs. From November 1977.

Richard Beckinsale and Pat Coombs star in a sitcom revolving around a doting single father and his son. Episode 2 of 9.

Comedy starring Richard Beckinsale. Single dad Bryan Archer is a doting single father.

Comedy starring Richard Beckinsale. Single dad Bryan Archer is a doting single father. Episode 2 of 9.

0102Looking For A Job1977111220040428 (BBC7)
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The Gingerbread Man

Bryan is trying to get a job.

Will Albert get in the way?

Single dad Bryan needs an employer who'll let his son come along.

From November 1977.

Stars Richard Beckinsale and Pat Coombs.

Single dad Bryan needs an employer who'll let his son come along. From November 1977.

Single dad Bryan needs an employer who'll let his son come along. Stars Richard Beckinsale and Pat Coombs. From November 1977.

Single dad Bryan needs an employer who will let his son come along.

Single dad Bryan needs an employer who will let his son come along. Stars Richard Beckinsale and Pat Coombs. From November 1977.

0102Rate Of Decline1977110520171117 (BBC7)Struggling to bring up his baby son Albert, single dad Bryan Archer desperately needs cash for his rate arrears.

Stars Richard Beckinsale as Bryan Archer, Pat Coombs as Mum/Albert and John Comer as Dad. With Harry Fowler as Joe Billings.

Written by Jim Eldridge.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in November 1977.

Single dad Bryan desperately needs cash for his rates arrears.

Comedy about a single dad working as a cosmetics salesman.

0102Rate Of Decline1977111220050105 (BBC7)
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Single dad Bryan desperately needs cash for his rate arrears.

Struggling to bring up his baby son Albert, single dad Bryan Archer desperately needs cash for his rate arrears.

Stars Richard Beckinsale as Bryan Archer, Pat Coombs as Mum/Albert and John Comer as Dad. With Harry Fowler as Joe Billings.

Written by Jim Eldridge.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in November 1977.

Single dad Bryan desperately needs cash for his rates arrears.

Stars Richard Beckinsale as Bryan Archer, Pat Coombs as Mum/Albert and John Comer as Dad. With Harry Fowler as Joe Billings.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in November 1977.

Richard Beckinsale and Pat Coombs star in a sitcom revolving around a doting single father and his son.

Single dad Bryan desperately needs cash for his rate arrears. From November 1977.

Single dad Bryan desperately needs cash for his rate arrears. Stars Richard Beckinsale and Pat Coombs. From November 1977.

Comedy starring Richard Beckinsale. Single dad Bryan Archer is a doting single father.

0103Looking For A Job1977111220171124 (BBC7)Single dad Bryan needs a job, but can he find an employer who'll let him bring his young son Albert along?

Stars Richard Beckinsale as Bryan Archer, Pat Coombs as Mum/Albert and John Comer as Dad. With Terence Alexander as Rex and Madeline Smith as Stephanie.

Written by Jim Eldridge.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in November 1977.

Single dad Bryan needs an employer who will let his son come along.

Comedy about a single dad working as a cosmetics salesman.

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Single dad Bryan needs an employer who will let his son come along.

Single dad Bryan needs a job, but can he find an employer who'll let him bring his young son Albert along?

Stars Richard Beckinsale as Bryan Archer, Pat Coombs as Mum/Albert and John Comer as Dad. With Terence Alexander as Rex and Madeline Smith as Stephanie.

Written by Jim Eldridge.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in November 1977.

Single dad Bryan needs a job, but can he find an employer who'll let him bring his young son Albert along?

Stars Richard Beckinsale as Bryan Archer, Pat Coombs as Mum/Albert and John Comer as Dad. With Terence Alexander as Rex and Madeline Smith as Stephanie.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in November 1977.

Bryan is trying to get a job. Will Albert get in the way? Starring Richard Beckinsale and Pat Coombs.

Single dad Bryan needs an employer who'll let his son come along. From November 1977.

Single dad Bryan needs an employer who'll let his son come along. Stars Richard Beckinsale and Pat Coombs. From November 1977.

Single dad Bryan needs an employer who will let his son come along. Stars Richard Beckinsale and Pat Coombs. From November 1977.

Comedy starring Richard Beckinsale. Bryan is trying to get a job. Will Albert get in the way? With Pat Coombs.

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This Little Piggie

Albert starts nursery.

What could possibly go wrong?

Single dad Bryan's son is starting nursery - what could go wrong? From November 1977.

Single dad Bryan's son is starting nursery - what could go wrong? Stars Richard Beckinsale and Pat Coombs.

Single dad Bryan's son is starting nursery - what could go wrong? Stars Richard Beckinsale and Pat Coombs. From November 1977.

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Billy Goat Gruff

Brian and Albert set off on their holiday to Frimlington - they've packed enough stuff to sink a battle ship - but their fellow holiday makers aren't so welcoming.

When Bryan and son arrive in Frimlington, their fellow holidaymakers aren't too welcoming.

Stars Richard Beckinsale.

From 1977.

When Bryan and son arrive in Frimlington, their fellow holidaymakers aren't too welcoming. Stars Richard Beckinsale. From 1977.

When Bryan and son arrive in Frimlington, their fellow holidaymakers aren't too welcoming. Stars Richard Beckinsale. From November 1977.

0104Spanner In The Works1977111920171201 (BBC7)Single dad Bryan's son Albert is starting nursery - what could possibly go wrong?

Stars Richard Beckinsale as Bryan Archer, Pat Coombs as Mum/Albert and John Comer as Dad. With John Junkin as Harry.

Written by Jim Eldridge.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in November 1977.

Single dad Bryan's son is starting nursery. What could go wrong?

Comedy about a single dad working as a cosmetics salesman.

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Single dad Bryan's son is starting nursery - what could go wrong?

Single dad Bryan's son Albert is starting nursery - what could possibly go wrong?

Stars Richard Beckinsale as Bryan Archer, Pat Coombs as Mum/Albert and John Comer as Dad. With John Junkin as Harry.

Written by Jim Eldridge.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in November 1977.

Richard Beckinsale is a single parent trying his best. His son Albert starts nursery. What could go wrong? From November 1977.

Single dad Bryan's son is starting nursery - what could go wrong? Stars Richard Beckinsale and Pat Coombs. From November 1977.

Single dad Bryan's son is starting nursery - what could go wrong? From November 1977.

Richard Beckinsale stars as a single parent whose son Albert starts nursery. What could go wrong? From Nov 1977.

Albert starts nursery, what could go wrong? Starring Richard Beckinsale as a single parent. From November 1977.

Richard Beckinsale is the single parent trying his best for son Albert. Albert starts nursery. What could possibly go wrong?

0105Holiday1977112620171208 (BBC7)When Bryan and son arrive in Frimlington, their fellow holidaymakers aren't too welcoming.

Stars Richard Beckinsale as Bryan Archer, Pat Coombs as Mum/Albert and John Comer as Dad. With Helen Worth (Gail from ITV's Coronation Street) as Deirdre, Peter Vaughan as Mr Wiggins and Cheryl Hall as Mavis.

Written by Jim Eldridge.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in November 1977.

Comedy about a single dad working as a cosmetics salesman.

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When Bryan and son arrive in Frimlington, their fellow holidaymakers aren't too welcoming.

Stars Richard Beckinsale as Bryan Archer, Pat Coombs as Mum/Albert and John Comer as Dad. With Helen Worth (Gail from ITV's Coronation Street) as Deirdre, Peter Vaughan as Mr Wiggins and Cheryl Hall as Mavis.

Written by Jim Eldridge.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in November 1977.

When Bryan and son arrive in Frimlington, their fellow holidaymakers aren't too welcoming.

Stars Richard Beckinsale as Bryan Archer, Pat Coombs as Mum/Albert and John Comer as Dad. With Helen Worth (Gail from ITV's Coronation Street) as Deirdre, Peter Vaughan as Mr Wiggins and Cheryl Hall as Mavis.

Written by Jim Eldridge.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in November 1977.

When Bryan and son arrive in Frimlington, their fellow holidaymakers aren't too welcoming. Stars Richard Beckinsale. From November 1977.

When Bryan and son arrive in Frimlington, their fellow holidaymakers aren't too welcoming. Stars Richard Beckinsale. From 1977.

Single dad Bryan and son get a cool welcome in Frimlington. From November 1977.

Bryan and Albert set off on their holiday to Frimlington, but their fellow holiday makers aren't so welcoming.

Brian and Albert set off on their holiday to Frimlington. They've packed enough stuff to sink a battle ship. Stars Richard Beckinsale.

Brian and Albert set off on their holiday to Frimlington, but their fellow holiday makers aren't so welcoming.

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Snow White

Single dad Bryan is wrapped in red tape at the benefits office.

From December 1977.

Stars Richard Beckinsale and Pat Coombs.

Single dad Bryan is wrapped in red tape at the benefits office. From December 1977.

Single dad Bryan is wrapped in red tape at the benefits office. Stars Richard Beckinsale and Pat Coombs. From December 1977.

Brian attempts to get single parent benefit. Episode 6 of 9.

0106Mind That Baby1977120320171215 (BBC7)Single dad Bryan gets wrapped in red tape at the benefits office.

Stars Richard Beckinsale as Bryan Archer, Pat Coombs as Mum/Albert and John Comer as Dad. With Dilys Laye as the Welfare Lady/Mrs Featherstone-Haugh.

Written by Jim Eldridge.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in November 1977.

Single dad Bryan is wrapped in red tape at the benefits office.

Comedy about a single dad working as a cosmetics salesman.

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Single dad Bryan is wrapped in red tape at the benefits office.

Single dad Bryan gets wrapped in red tape at the benefits office.

Stars Richard Beckinsale as Bryan Archer, Pat Coombs as Mum/Albert and John Comer as Dad. With Dilys Laye as the Welfare Lady/Mrs Featherstone-Haugh.

Written by Jim Eldridge.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in November 1977.

Single dad Bryan is wrapped in red tape at the benefits office. Stars Richard Beckinsale and Pat Coombs. From December 1977.

Single dad Bryan gets wrapped in red tape at the benefits office.

Stars Richard Beckinsale as Bryan Archer, Pat Coombs as Mum/Albert and John Comer as Dad. With Dilys Laye as the Welfare Lady/Mrs Featherstone-Haugh.

Written by Jim Eldridge.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in November 1977.

Brian attempts to get some single parent benefit.

Single dad Bryan is wrapped in red tape at the benefits office. From December 1977.

Bryan's visit to the benefits office doesn't go to plan. Starring Richard Beckinsale and Pat Coombs. From December 1977.

Bryan attempts to get some single parent benefit.

Brian attempts to get single parent benefit.

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Dick Whittington

Brian makes arrangements for Albert as he prepares to go into hospital.

Bryan looks to the future when he goes into hospital.

Starring Richard Beckinsale and Pat Coombs.

From December 1977.

Off to hospital, single dad Bryan makes contingency plans.

Stars Richard Beckinsale and Pat Coombs.

Off to hospital, single dad Bryan makes contingency plans. From December 1977.

Off to hospital, single dad Bryan makes contingency plans. Stars Richard Beckinsale and Pat Coombs. From December 1977.

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The Ugly Duckling

Brian gets distracted from his big snooker match when he hears that Albert's mum is intending to visit.

Bryan gets distracted from his big snooker match.

Bryan gets distracted from his big snooker match when he hears that Albert's mum is intending to visit.

Stars Richard Beckinsale.

Worried single dad Bryan learns that his son's mum wants to visit.

From December 1977.

Stars Richard Beckinsale and Pat Coombs.

Worried single dad Bryan learns that his son's mum wants to visit. From December 1977.

Worried single dad Bryan learns that his son's mum wants to visit. Stars Richard Beckinsale and Pat Coombs. From December 1977.

0107Where There's A Will1977121020180105 (BBC7)With a trip to hospital looming, single dad Bryan must make contingency plans.

Stars Richard Beckinsale as Bryan Archer, Pat Coombs as Mum/Albert and John Comer as Dad. With John Arnatt as the Bank Manager.

Written by Jim Eldridge.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in December 1977.

Off to hospital, single dad Bryan makes contingency plans.

Comedy about a single dad working as a cosmetics salesman.

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Off to hospital, single dad Bryan makes contingency plans.

With a trip to hospital looming, single dad Bryan must make contingency plans.

Stars Richard Beckinsale as Bryan Archer, Pat Coombs as Mum/Albert and John Comer as Dad. With John Arnatt as the Bank Manager.

Written by Jim Eldridge.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in December 1977.

Off to hospital, single dad Bryan makes contingency plans. Stars Richard Beckinsale and Pat Coombs. From December 1977.

With a trip to hospital looming, single dad Bryan must make contingency plans.

Stars Richard Beckinsale as Bryan Archer, Pat Coombs as Mum/Albert and John Comer as Dad. With John Arnatt as the Bank Manager.

Written by Jim Eldridge.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in December 1977.

Off to hospital, single dad Bryan makes contingency plans. From December 1977.

Bryan looks to the future when he goes into hospital.

Comedy starring Richard Beckinsale. Bryan looks to the future when he goes into hospital.

Bryan looks to the future when he goes into hospital. Starring Richard Beckinsale and Pat Coombs. From December 1977.

Bryan looks to the future when he goes into hospital. Richard Beckinsale and Pat Coombs star in an episode from December 1977.

0108The Homecoming1977121720171229 (BBC7)Single dad Bryan gets worried when his son's mum wants to visit.

Stars Richard Beckinsale as Bryan Archer, Pat Coombs as Mum/Albert and John Comer as Dad. With Robert Gillespie as the Police Sergeant and Diana Berriman as Rose.

Written by Jim Eldridge.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in December 1977.

Worried single dad Bryan learns that his son's mum wants to visit.

Comedy about a single dad working as a cosmetics salesman.

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Worried single dad Bryan learns that his son's mum wants to visit.

Single dad Bryan gets worried when his son's mum wants to visit.

Stars Richard Beckinsale as Bryan Archer, Pat Coombs as Mum/Albert and John Comer as Dad. With Robert Gillespie as the Police Sergeant and Diana Berriman as Rose.

Written by Jim Eldridge.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in December 1977.

Worried single dad Bryan learns that his son's mum wants to visit. Stars Richard Beckinsale and Pat Coombs. From December 1977.

Written by Jim Eldridge.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in December 1977.

Worried single dad Bryan learns that his son's mum wants to visit. From December 1977.

Bryan gets distracted from his big snooker match.

Bryan gets distracted from his big snooker match when he hears that Albert's mum is planning to visit. Stars Richard Beckinsale.

Bryan gets distracted from his big snooker match when he hears that Albert's mum is intending to visit. Stars Richard Beckinsale.

Brian gets distracted from his big snooker match when he hears that Albert's mum is intending to visit. Stars Richard Beckinsale.

Brian gets distracted from his big snooker match when he hears that Albert's mum is intending to visit. Richard Beckinsale stars.

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Cinderella

Bryan finds himself double-booked for Christmas while Gran leads the community singing.

Single dad Bryan finds himself double-booked for the festivities.

From December 1977.

Stars Richard Beckinsale and Pat Coombs.

Single dad Bryan finds himself double-booked for the festivities. From December 1977.

Single dad Bryan finds himself double-booked for the festivities. Stars Richard Beckinsale and Pat Coombs. From December 1977.

0109Family Christmas1977122420171222 (BBC7)Single dad Bryan finds himself double-booked for the festivities...

Stars Richard Beckinsale as Bryan Archer, Pat Coombs as Mum/Albert, John Comer as Dad, Patricia Hayes as Gran, Celia Bannerman as Maureen and Kenneth Shanley as the Store Assistant.

Written by Jim Eldridge.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in December 1977.

Comedy about a single dad working as a cosmetics salesman.

0109Family Christmas1977123120171222 (BBC7)Single dad Bryan finds himself double-booked for the festivities.

Single dad Bryan finds himself double-booked for the festivities...

Stars Richard Beckinsale as Bryan Archer, Pat Coombs as Mum/Albert, John Comer as Dad, Patricia Hayes as Gran, Celia Bannerman as Maureen and Kenneth Shanley as the Store Assistant.

Written by Jim Eldridge.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in December 1977.

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Single dad Bryan finds himself double-booked for the festivities.

Single dad Bryan finds himself double-booked for the festivities. Stars Richard Beckinsale and Pat Coombs. From December 1977.

Single dad Bryan finds himself double-booked for the festivities. From December 1977.

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Single dad Bryan Archer struggles to work and bring up his baby son.

Single dad Bryan Archer struggles to work and bring up his baby son. Stars Richard Beckinsale and Pat Coombs. From January 1977.

Single dad Bryan Archer struggles to work and bring up his baby son. From January 1977.

Goldielocks and the Three Bears

Comedy starring Richard Beckinsale.

Single dad Bryan Archer struggles to work as well as bringing up his baby son, Albert.

Stars Richard Beckinsale as Bryan Archer, Pat Coombs as Mum/Albert and John Comer as Dad. With Frank Thornton as Vernon Wordsworth.

Written by Jim Eldridge.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in January 1977.

Single dad Bryan Archer juggles his work selling cosmetics with his childcare arrangements.Single dad Bryan Archer struggles to work and bring up his baby son. From January 1977.

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Single dad Bryan tries to get a loan to move house, but it's not simple.

Comedy about a single dad struggling to find work as he raises his baby son.

Single dad Bryan tries to get a loan to move house, but it's not simple. Stars Robert Lindsay and Pat Coombs.

Robert Lindsay takes over as the single parent struggling to find work and raise his baby son. In the original 1977 series, Bryan was played by the late Richard Beckinsale who tragically died in 1979. After a six-year hiatus, the series returned with Bryan's mother and baby Albert played once again by the ever-versatile Pat Coombs.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 1983.

Single dad Bryan tries to get a loan to move house, but it's not simple. Stars Robert Lindsay and Pat Coombs.

Robert Lindsay takes over as the single parent struggling to find work and raise his baby son. In the original 1977 series, Bryan was played by the late Richard Beckinsale who tragically died in 1979. After a six-year hiatus, the series returned with Bryan's mother and baby Albert played once again by the ever-versatile Pat Coombs.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 1983.

Comedy about a single dad working as a cosmetics salesman.

Bryan Archer.... Robert Lindsay
Mum/Albert.... Pat Coombs
Mrs Willis.... Diana King
Mr Benson.... John Arnatt
Mrs Hagger.... Dllys Laye
Ron.... Larry Martyn
Mary.... Rosalind Adams
Mr Tibbies.... Roland MacLeod

Incidental music by Max Harris.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in March 1983.

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Can Bryan save his sister Vera's marriage from breakdown?

Comedy about a single dad struggling to find work as he raises his baby son.

Can Bryan save his sister Vera's marriage from breakdown? Stars Robert Lindsay, Gordon Kaye and Pat Coombs.

Robert Lindsay takes over as the single parent struggling to find work and raise his baby son. In the original 1977 series, Bryan was played by the late Richard Beckinsale who tragically died in 1979. After a six-year hiatus, the series returned with Bryan's mother and baby Albert played once again by the ever-versatile Pat Coombs.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 1983.

Can Bryan save his sister Vera's marriage from breakdown? Stars Robert Lindsay, Gordon Kaye and Pat Coombs.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 1983.

Comedy about a single dad working as a cosmetics salesman.

Can Bryan save his sister Vera's marriage from breakdown?

Stars Robert Lindsay and Pat Coombs.

Robert Lindsay plays single parent Bryan Archer struggling to find work while raising his baby son, Albert.

Bryan Archer.... Robert Lindsay
Mum/Albert.... Pat Coombs
Mrs Willis.... Diana King
Vera.... Marcia Warren
Edward.... Gorden Kaye

Incidental music by Max Harris.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in March 1983.

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Bryan is offered a job at last, but where will he find a babysitter?

Comedy about a single dad struggling to find work as he raises his baby son.

Bryan is offered a job at last, but where will he find a babysitter? Stars Robert Lindsay and Pat Coombs.

Robert Lindsay takes over as the single parent struggling to find work and raise his baby son. In the original 1977 series, Bryan was played by the late Richard Beckinsale who tragically died in 1979. After a six-year hiatus, the series returned with Bryan's mother and baby Albert played once again by the ever-versatile Pat Coombs.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 1983.

Bryan is offered a job at last, but where will he find a babysitter?

Robert Lindsay takes over as single parent Bryan Archer, struggling to find work and raise his baby son.

In the original 1977 series, Bryan was played by the late Richard Beckinsale who tragically died in 1979. After a six-year hiatus, the series returned with Bryan's mother and baby Albert played once again by the ever-versatile Pat Coombs.

With Diana King as Mrs Willis, Marcia Warren as Vera and Hoppy, Ron Pember as Joe, Douglas Blackwell as Mr Graham/Bob Watling and David Graham as the Job Centre Clerk.

Incidental music by Max Harris.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 1983.

Comedy about a single dad working as a cosmetics salesman.

Single parent Bryan Archer struggles to find work while raising his baby son, Albert.

Bryan Archer.... Robert Lindsay
Mum/Albert.... Pat Coombs
Mrs Willis.... Diana King
Vera.... Marcia Warren
Joe.... Ron Pember
Mr Graham.... Douglas Blackwell
Job Centre Clerk.... David Graham

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in March 1983.

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Single dad Bryan is sacked and advertises for work in a local shop window.

Comedy about a single dad struggling to find work as he raises his baby son.

Single dad Bryan tries to find work by advertising in a shop window. Stars Robert Lindsay and Pat Coombs.

Robert Lindsay takes over as the single parent struggling to find work and raise his baby son. In the original 1977 series, Bryan was played by the late Richard Beckinsale who tragically died in 1979. After a six-year hiatus, the series returned with Bryan's mother and baby Albert played once-again by the ever-versatile Pat Coombs.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 1983.

Robert Lindsay plays single parent Bryan Archer, struggling to find work and raise his baby son.

In the original 1977 series, Bryan was played by the late Richard Beckinsale who tragically died in 1979. After a six-year hiatus, the series returned with Bryan's mother and baby Albert played once again by the ever-versatile Pat Coombs.

With Diana King as Mrs Willis, Harry Fowler as Fred, Sherri Hewson as Vikki, Douglas Blackwell as Mr Graham, Frances Jeater as Mrs Weston and John Tordoff as the Amateur Photographer.

Incidental music by Max Harris.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 1983.

Comedy about a single dad working as a cosmetics salesman.

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Single dad Bryan takes a driving job but finds himself caught up in crime.

Comedy about a single dad struggling to find work as he raises his baby son.

Comedy about a single dad working as a cosmetics salesman.

Robert Lindsay plays single parent Bryan Archer, struggling to find work and raise his baby son.

In the original 1977 series, Bryan was played by the late Richard Beckinsale who tragically died in 1979. After a six-year hiatus, the series returned with Bryan's mother and baby Albert played once again by the ever-versatile Pat Coombs.

With Diana King as Mrs Willis, Derek Martin as Terry, Deirdre Costello as Alison, Peter Cleall as Charlie and John Kane as Andy.

Incidental music by Max Harris.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 1983.

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Single dad Bryan takes a driving job but finds himself caught up in crime. Stars Robert Lindsay and Pat Coombs.

Robert Lindsay takes over as the single parent struggling to find work and raise his baby son. In the original 1977 series, Bryan was played by the late Richard Beckinsale who tragically died in 1979. After a six-year hiatus, the series returned with Bryan's mother and baby Albert played once again by the ever-versatile Pat Coombs.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in March 1983.

Single dad Bryan takes a driving job but finds himself caught up in crime.

Robert Lindsay plays single parent Bryan Archer, struggling to find work and raise his baby son.

In the original 1977 series, Bryan was played by the late Richard Beckinsale who tragically died in 1979. After a six-year hiatus, the series returned with Bryan's mother and baby Albert played once again by the ever-versatile Pat Coombs.

With Diana King as Mrs Willis, Derek Martin as Terry, Deirdre Costello as Alison, Peter Cleall as Charlie and John Kane as Andy.

Incidental music by Max Harris.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 1983.

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Single dad Bryan takes a temporary filing job and chases a missing file.

Single dad Bryan takes a temporary filing job and chases a missing file. Stars Robert Lindsay and Pat Coombs.

Robert Lindsay takes over as the single parent struggling to find work and raise his baby son. In the original 1977 series, Bryan was played by the late Richard Beckinsale who tragically died in 1979. After a six-year hiatus, the series returned with Bryan's mother and baby Albert played once again by the ever-versatile Pat Coombs.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in April 1983.

Single dad Bryan takes a temporary admin job and chases a missing file.

Robert Lindsay plays single parent Bryan Archer, struggling to find work and raise his baby son.

In the original 1977 series, Bryan was played by the late Richard Beckinsale who tragically died in 1979. After a six-year hiatus, the series returned with Bryan's mother and baby Albert played once again by Pat Coombs.

With Diana King as Mrs Willis, Marica Warren as Vera, Gorden Kaye as Edward, Bernard Gallagher as Mr Charlesworth, Lynda Baron as Mrs Charlesworth: Lynda Baron and Wendy Murray as Sandra and Doreen.

Incidental music by Max Harris.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 1983.

Comedy about a single dad working as a cosmetics salesman.

Stars Robert Lindsay and Pat Coombs.

The struggles of single parent Bryan Archer to find work while raising his baby son, Albert.

Bryan Archer …. Robert Lindsay
Mum/Albert.... Pat Coombs
Mrs Willis …. Diana King
Vera …. Marica Warren
Edward …. Gorden Kaye
Mr Charlesworth …. Bernard Gallagher
Mrs Charlesworth …. Lynda Baron
Sandra and Doreen …. Wendy Murray

Written by Jim Eldridge.

Comedy about a single dad struggling to find work as he raises his baby son.

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Single dad Bryan attends a garden fete and impresses the guest of honour.

Single dad Bryan attends a garden fete and impresses the guest of honour. Stars Robert Lindsay and Pat Coombs.

Robert Lindsay takes over as the single parent struggling to find work and raise his baby son. In the original 1977 series, Bryan was played by the late Richard Beckinsale who tragically died in 1979.

After a six-year hiatus, the series returned with Bryan's mother and baby Albert played once again by the ever-versatile Pat Coombs.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in April 1983.

Single dad Bryan attends a garden fete and impresses the guest of honour.

Robert Lindsay plays single parent Bryan Archer, struggling to find work and raise his baby son.

In the original 1977 series, Bryan was played by the late Richard Beckinsale who tragically died in 1979. After a six-year hiatus, the series returned with Bryan's mother and baby Albert played once again by Pat Coombs.

With Diana King as Mrs Willis, Marica Warren as Vera, Gorden Kaye as Edward, Sarah Berger as Lady Samantha and Michael Bilton as the Vicar.

Incidental music by Max Harris
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 1983.

Comedy about a single dad working as a cosmetics salesman.

Comedy about a single dad struggling to find work as he raises his baby son.

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Single dad Bryan has a scare when his baby is taken to hospital for tests.

Long Single dad Bryan has a scare when his baby is taken to hospital for tests. Stars Robert Lindsay and Pat Coombs.

Robert Lindsay takes over as the single parent struggling to find work and raise his baby son. In the original 1977 series, Bryan was played by the late Richard Beckinsale who tragically died in 1979.

After a six-year hiatus, the series returned with Bryan's mother and baby Albert played once again by the ever-versatile Pat Coombs.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in April 1983.

Single dad Bryan gets a scare when baby Albert is taken to hospital for tests.

Robert Lindsay plays single parent Bryan Archer, struggling to find work and raise his baby son.

In the original 1977 series, Bryan was played by the late Richard Beckinsale who tragically died in 1979. After a six-year hiatus, the series returned with Bryan's mother and baby Albert played once again by Pat Coombs.

With Diana King as Mrs Willis, Marica Warren as Vera, Gorden Kaye as Edward, Brenda Blethyn as Jenny, Renu Setna as the GP and Tammy Ustinov as the Nurse.

Incidental music by Max Harris.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 1983.

Comedy about a single dad working as a cosmetics salesman.

In the original 1977 series, Bryan was played by the late Richard Beckinsale who tragically died in 1979. After a six-year hiatus, the series returned.

Bryan Archer …. Robert Lindsay
Mum …. Pat Coombs
Mrs Willis …. Diana King
Vera …. Marcia Warren
Edward …. Gorden Kaye
Jenny …. Brenda Blethyn
The GP …. Renu Setna
The Nurse …. Tammy Ustinov

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 1983.

Comedy about a single dad struggling to find work as he raises his baby son.

0208 LASTUnder Observation1983050420140730 (BBC7)
20160226 (BBC7)
Single dad Bryan has a scare when his baby is taken to hospital for tests.

Long Single dad Bryan has a scare when his baby is taken to hospital for tests. Stars Robert Lindsay and Pat Coombs.

Robert Lindsay takes over as the single parent struggling to find work and raise his baby son. In the original 1977 series, Bryan was played by the late Richard Beckinsale who tragically died in 1979.

After a six-year hiatus, the series returned with Bryan's mother and baby Albert played once again by the ever-versatile Pat Coombs.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in April 1983.