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A Moving Story1959021120181223 (BBC7)David’s sister, Anne, has her heart set on a new house so asks him to cajole...

Stars George Cole as David Bliss, Diana Churchill as Anne Fellows, Colin Gordon as Tony Fellows, Sheila Sweet as Zoe Hunter, Una Venning as Mrs Bainbridge and Percy Edwards as 'Psyche' the Dog.

Godfrey Harrison's sitcom about shy, bumbling bachelor David Alexander Bliss.

Beginning in 1953, it ran for six series of 118 episodes concluding in 1969 - but few survive in the BBC archive. (A TV series was made in 1969). For the first 7 episodes, David Tomlinson played David, but the rest starred the future star of The St Trinian's films - destined to find great fame as the dodgy Arthur Daley in ITV's Minder - George Cole.

Producer: Leslie Bridgmont

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in December 1958.

David's sister, Anne, has her heart set on a new house and asks him to cajole Tony.

Sitcom profiling the life of bachelor David Bliss.

David’s sister, Anne, has her heart set on a new house and asks him to cajole

“Being the biography of a bachelor ?, ‘A Life of Bliss’ was a radio series that ran from July 1953 to September 1969, reaching over 100 episodes. The role of tongue-tied ‘expert in confusion’ David Bliss was played by David Tomlinson for the first seven episodes [none of these exist] and then George Cole took over for the remainder of the series. There was also a TV version in 1969.

Other regular cast members were Diana Churchill as David’s sister Anne Fellows, Colin Gordon as his brother-in-law Tony, Sheila Sweet as his girlfriend Zoe Hunter and Percy Edwards as ‘Psyche’ the Dog.

Written by Godfrey Harrison.

Produced by Leslie Bridgemont

A Slave Of Fashion1959020420181216 (BBC7)David’s father takes up art, much to his amusement - until he has to pose for a portrait...

Stars George Cole as David Bliss, Diana Churchill as Anne Fellows, Colin Gordon as Tony Fellows, Sheila Sweet as Zoe Hunter, Gladys Young as Mrs Bliss, Carleton Hobbs as Mr Bliss, William Mervyn as Lord Garland and Percy Edwards as 'Psyche' the Dog.

Godfrey Harrison's sitcom about shy, bumbling bachelor David Alexander Bliss.

Beginning in 1953, it ran for six series of 118 episodes concluding in 1969 - but few survive in the BBC archive. (A TV series was made in 1969). For the first 7 episodes, David Tomlinson played David, but the rest starred the future star of The St Trinian's films - destined to find great fame as the dodgy Arthur Daley in ITV's Minder - George Cole.

Producer: Leslie Bridgmont

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in February 1959.

David's father takes up art, much to his amusement, until he has to pose for a portrait.

Sitcom profiling the life of bachelor David Bliss.

A Woman Scorned1959012120181202 (BBC7)Phil asks David to help him with his ex-girlfriend, who is stymying his love-life.

Stars George Cole as David Bliss, Diana Churchill as Anne Fellows, Colin Gordon as Tony Fellows, Donald Sinden as Phil Bender, Sheila Sweet as Zoe Hunter, Percy Edwards as 'Psyche' the Dog, Maxine Audley as Estelle Livingstone and Virginia Winter as Wanda Goddard.

Godfrey Harrison's sitcom about shy, bumbling bachelor David Alexander Bliss.

Beginning in 1953, it ran for six series of 118 episodes concluding in 1969 - but few survive in the BBC archive. (A TV series was made in 1969). For the first 7 episodes, David Tomlinson played David, but the rest starred the future star of The St Trinian's films - destined to find great fame as the dodgy Arthur Daley in ITV's Minder - George Cole.

Producer: Leslie Bridgmont

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in January 1959.

Sitcom profiling the life of bachelor David Bliss.

An Expert In Confusion1959012820181209 (BBC7)Tony enlists a reluctant David to keep an eye on the daughter of a family friend.

Stars George Cole as David Bliss, Diana Churchill as Anne Fellows, Colin Gordon as Tony Fellows, Sheila Sweet as Zoe Hunter, Judy Tobin as Gwen Cherrell, Belle Chrystall as Mrs. Tobin and Percy Edwards as 'Psyche' the Dog,

Godfrey Harrison's sitcom about shy, bumbling bachelor David Alexander Bliss.

Beginning in 1953, it ran for six series of 118 episodes concluding in 1969 - but few survive in the BBC archive. (A TV series was made in 1969). For the first 7 episodes, David Tomlinson played David, but the rest starred the future star of The St Trinian's films - destined to find great fame as the dodgy Arthur Daley in ITV's Minder - George Cole.

Producer: Leslie Bridgmont

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in January 1959.

Sitcom profiling the life of bachelor David Bliss.

Battle Of The Sexes1959030420190901 (BBC7)Feathers fly when bachelor David Bliss gets caught up in a row between his parents.

Godfrey Harrison's sitcom about shy, bumbling bachelor David Alexander Bliss starring George Cole.

David Bliss.... George Cole
Anne Fellows.... Diana Churchill
Tony Fellows.... Colin Gordon
Zoe Hunter.... Sheila Sweet
'Psyche' the Dog.... Percy Edwards
Mrs Bliss.... Gladys Young
Mr Bliss.... Carleton Hobbs

Beginning in 1953, it ran for six series of 118 episodes concluding in 1969 - but few survive in the BBC archive. (A TV series was made in 1969). For the first 7 episodes, David Tomlinson played David, but the rest starred the future star of The St Trinian's films - destined to find great fame as the dodgy Arthur Daley in ITV's Minder - George Cole.

Producer: Leslie Bridgmont

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in February 1959.

Feathers fly when David gets caught up in a row between his parents.

Sitcom profiling the life of bachelor David Bliss.

Maxine20140720 (BBC7)
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20170917 (BBC7)
David needs courage to pursue Maxine, while brother-in-law Tony battles to win a contract.

David Bliss needs courage to pursue Maxine, while brother-in-law Tony battles to win a contract

Starring George Cole as David Bliss, Diana Churchill as Ann, Colin Gordon as Tony, Percy Edwards as Pysche the dog, Sarah Lawson as Maxine and Hugh Manning as Mr TC Rowland.

Godfrey Harrison's sitcom about bashful, bumbling bachelor David Alexander Bliss began in 1953 on the BBC Home Service and ran for six series of 118 episodes concluding in 1969 when a TV series was made. Sadly only 6 radio episodes survived in the BBC archive.

For the first 7 episodes, David Tomlinson played David, but the rest starred the future star of The St Trinian's films, destined to find great fame as the dodgy Arthur Daley in ITV's Minder - George Cole.

The BBC Variety Orchestra conducted by Paul Fenhoulet.

Producer: Leslie Bridgmont

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in August 1957.

David needs courage to pursue Maxine, while brother-in-law Tony battles to win a contract. Stars George Cole. From August 1957.

David needs courage to pursue Maxine, while brother-in-law Tony battles to win a contract. Stars George Cole. From August 1957.

Office Secrets20140713 (BBC7)
20140714 (BBC7)
20151227 (BBC7)
20170910 (BBC7)
Bumbling David becomes entangled in his secretary's secretive love life.

David Bliss gets entangled in his secretary's secretive love life.

Starring George Cole as David Bliss, Diana Churchill as Ann, Colin Gordon as Tony, Percy Edwards as Pysche the dog, Eleanor Summerfield as Jennifer, Barry K Barnes as Mr Hood and Desmond Carrington as Donald Hood.

Godfrey Harrison's sitcom about bashful, bumbling bachelor David Alexander Bliss began in 1953 on the BBC Home Service and ran for six series of 118 episodes concluding in 1969 when a TV series was made. Sadly only 6 radio episodes survived in the BBC archive.

For the first seven episodes, David Tomlinson played David, but the rest starred the future star of the St Trinian's films, destined to find great fame as the dodgy Arthur Daley in ITV's Minder - George Cole.

The BBC Variety Orchestra conducted by Paul Fenhoulet.
Producer: Leslie Bridgmont

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in August 1957.

Bumbling David gets entangled in his secretary's secretive love life. Stars George Cole and Percy Edwards. From August 1957.

One of 6 surviving episodes from the sitcom about shy, bumbling bachelor David Alexander Bliss. It began in 1953 on the BBC Home Service and ran for six series of 118 episodes concluding in 1969, when a TV series was made.

For the first 7 episodes, David Tomlinson played David, but the rest starred the future star of The St, Trinian's films, destined to find great fame as the dodgy Arthur Daley in ITV's Minder - George Cole.

David's best friend is a wired-haired terrier called Pysche played by animal impersonator Percy Edwards. Written by Godfrey Harrison.

Bumbling David gets entangled in his secretary's secretive love life. Stars George Cole and Percy Edwards. From August 1957.

For the first 7 episodes, David Tomlinson played David, but the rest starred the future star of The St, Trinian's films, destined to find great fame as the dodgy Arthur Daley in ITV's Minder - George Cole.

Oh Brother1959022520190825 (BBC7)Tony’s flighty brother, Robin, causes all manner of confusion when he comes to stay.

Godfrey Harrison's sitcom about shy, bumbling bachelor David Alexander Bliss starring George Cole.

David Bliss.... George Cole
Anne Fellows.... Diana Churchill
Tony Fellows.... Colin Gordon
Zoe Hunter.... Sheila Sweet
'Psyche' the Dog.... Percy Edwards
Robin Fellows.... Frederick Treves
Amanda Lee.... Judith Stott
Leonie Francis.... Sheila Manahan

Beginning in 1953, it ran for six series of 118 episodes concluding in 1969 - but few survive in the BBC archive. (A TV series was made in 1969). For the first 7 episodes, David Tomlinson played David, but the rest starred the future star of The St Trinian's films - destined to find great fame as the dodgy Arthur Daley in ITV's Minder - George Cole.

Producer: Leslie Bridgmont

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in February 1959.

Tony's flighty brother Robin causes all manner of confusion when he comes to stay.

Sitcom profiling the life of bachelor David Bliss.

Penny Gay's Return20140810 (BBC7)
20140811 (BBC7)
20160117 (BBC7)
20171001 (BBC7)
David has got some thinking to do when an old flame arrives in town.

Shy bachelor David Bliss has got some thinking to do when an old flame arrives in town.

Stars George Cole as David Bliss, Petula Clark as Penny Gay, Diana Churchill as Anne Fellows, Colin Gordon as Tony Fellows, Sarah Lawson as Maxine Avery and animal impersonator Percy Edwards as 'Psyche' the Dog.

Part of a run of 6 episodes from Godfrey Harrison's sitcom about shy, bumbling bachelor David Alexander Bliss. Beginning in 1953, it ran for six series of 118 episodes concluding in 1969 - but very few survive in the BBC archive. (A TV series was made in 1969). For the first 7 episodes, David Tomlinson played David, but the rest starred the future star of The St Trinian's films, destined to find great fame as the dodgy Arthur Daley in ITV's Minder - the late George Cole.

Producer: Leslie Bridgmont

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in September 1957.

David has got some thinking to do when an old flame arrives in town. Stars George Cole and Petula Clark. From September 1957.

David has got some thinking to do when an old flame arrives in town. Stars George Cole and Petula Clark. From September 1957.

The Anniversary1959031120190908 (BBC7)With Tony’s wedding anniversary imminent, he asks David to help choose Anne’s gift.

Godfrey Harrison's sitcom about shy, bumbling bachelor David Alexander Bliss starring George Cole.

David Bliss.... George Cole
Anne Fellows.... Diana Churchill
Tony Fellows.... Colin Gordon
Zoe Hunter.... Sheila Sweet
'Psyche' the Dog.... Percy Edwards
Daily Help.... Ella Milne

Beginning in 1953, it ran for six series of 118 episodes concluding in 1969 - but few survive in the BBC archive. (A TV series was made in 1969). For the first 7 episodes, David Tomlinson played David, but the rest starred the future star of The St Trinian's films - destined to find great fame as the dodgy Arthur Daley in ITV's Minder - George Cole.

Producer: Leslie Bridgmont

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in March 1959.

With Tony's wedding anniversary imminent, he asks David to help choose Anne's gift.

Sitcom profiling the life of bachelor David Bliss.

The Flat20140803 (BBC7)
20140804 (BBC7)
20160110 (BBC7)
20170924 (BBC7)
David prepares to move back into his flat, with warnings from Tony ringing in his ears.

Shy bachelor David Bliss prepares to move back into his flat, with warnings from Tony ringing in his ears.

Stars George Cole as David Bliss, Diana Churchill as Anne Fellows, Colin Gordon as Tony Fellows, Sarah Lawson as Maxine Avery and animal impersonator Percy Edwards as 'Psyche' the Dog.

Part of a run of 6 episodes from Godfrey Harrison's sitcom about shy, bumbling bachelor David Alexander Bliss. Beginning in 1953, it ran for six series of 118 episodes concluding in 1969 - but very few survive in the BBC archive. (A TV series was made in 1969). For the first 7 episodes, David Tomlinson played David, but the rest starred the future star of The St Trinian's films, destined to find great fame as the dodgy Arthur Daley in ITV's Minder - the late George Cole.

Producer: Leslie Bridgmont

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in August 1957.

David Bliss prepares to move back into his flat, but with warnings from Tony ringing in his ears.

Starring George Cole as David Bliss, Diana Churchill as Ann, Colin Gordon as Tony, Percy Edwards as Pysche the dog and Sarah Lawson as Maxine.

Godfrey Harrison's sitcom about bashful, bumbling bachelor David Alexander Bliss began in 1953 on the BBC Home Service and ran for six series of 118 episodes concluding in 1969 when a TV series was made. Sadly only 6 radio episodes survived in the BBC archive.

For the first 7 episodes, David Tomlinson played David, but the rest starred the future star of The St Trinian's films, destined to find great fame as the dodgy Arthur Daley in ITV's Minder - George Cole.

The BBC Variety Orchestra conducted by Paul Fenhoulet.

Stars George Cole as David Bliss, Diana Churchill as Anne Fellows, Colin Gordon as Tony Fellows, Sarah Lawson as Maxine Avery and animal impersonator Percy Edwards as 'Psyche' the Dog.

Part of a run of 6 episodes from Godfrey Harrison's sitcom about shy, bumbling bachelor David Alexander Bliss. Beginning in 1953, it ran for six series of 118 episodes concluding in 1969 - but very few survive in the BBC archive. (A TV series was made in 1969). For the first 7 episodes, David Tomlinson played David, but the rest starred the future star of The St Trinian's films, destined to find great fame as the dodgy Arthur Daley in ITV's Minder - the late George Cole.

David prepares to move back into his flat, with warnings from Tony ringing in his ears. Stars George Cole. From August 1957.

David prepares to move back into his flat, with warnings from Tony ringing in his ears. Stars George Cole. From August 1957.

United They Stay20140817 (BBC7)
20140818 (BBC7)
20160124 (BBC7)
20171008 (BBC7)
David fears the worst when a replacement manager pressurises him to chase an invoice.

Shy bachelor David Bliss fears the worst when a replacement manager pressurises him to chase an invoice.

Stars George Cole as David Bliss, Diana Churchill as Anne Fellows, Colin Gordon as Tony Fellows and Percy Edwards as 'Psyche' the Dog.

Part of a run of 6 episodes from Godfrey Harrison's sitcom about shy, bumbling bachelor David Alexander Bliss. Beginning in 1953, it ran for six series of 118 episodes concluding in 1969 - but very few survive in the BBC archive. (A TV series was made in 1969). For the first 7 episodes, David Tomlinson played David, but the rest starred the future star of The St Trinian's films, destined to find great fame as the dodgy Arthur Daley in ITV's Minder - the late George Cole.

Producer: Leslie Bridgmont

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in February 1959.

David fears the worst when a replacement manager pressurises him to chase an invoice. Stars George Cole. From February 1959.

David fears the worst when a replacement manager pressurises him to chase an invoice. Stars George Cole. From February 1959.

David fears the worst when a replacement manager pressurises him to chase an invoice. Stars George Cole. From February 1959.

01Finding A Girlfriend1959031120140706 (BBC7)
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Matchmakers galore target shy bachelor David Bliss. Stars George Cole, Petula Clark and Percy Edwards as the dog. From 1954.

Beginning a run of 6 episodes from the sitcom about shy, bumbling bachelor David Alexander Bliss. It began in 1953 on the BBC Home Service and ran for six series of 118 episodes concluding in 1969 - but sadly only 6 episodes survive in the BBC archive. (A TV series was made in 1969).

For the first 7 episodes, David Tomlinson played David, but the rest starred the future star of The St, Trinian's films, destined to find great fame as the dodgy Arthur Daley in ITV's Minder - George Cole.

David's best friend is a wired-haired terrier called Pysche played by animal impersonator Percy Edwards and in this episode - the bachelor has his eye on a fellow dog-walker played by future international recording star Petula Clark. Written by Godfrey Harrison.

Matchmakers galore target terribly shy and awkward bachelor, David Bliss, who's feeling lost without a girlfriend...

Starring George Cole as David Bliss, Petula Clark as Penny Gay, Percy Edwards as Pysche the dog, Diana Churchill as Ann, Colin Gordon as Tony, Gladys Young as Mrs Bliss, Ernest Jay as Mr Bliss, Gladys Henson as Mrs Henson, Elsa Palmer as the neighbour and Ruth Trouncer as Pauline.

Godfrey Harrison's sitcom about bashful, bumbling bachelor David Alexander Bliss began in 1953 on the BBC Home Service and ran for six series of 118 episodes concluding in 1969 when a TV series was made. Sadly only 6 radio episodes survived in the BBC archive.

For the first 7 episodes, David Tomlinson played David, but the rest starred the future star of The St Trinian's films, destined to find great fame as the dodgy Arthur Daley in ITV's Minder - George Cole.

Announcer: Kenneth Kendall

The BBC Variety Orchestra conducted by Paul Fenhoulet.

Producer: Leslie Bridgmont

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in October 1954.

Matchmakers galore target terribly shy and awkward bachelor David Bliss, who is feeling lost without a girlfriend...

Starring George Cole as David Bliss, Petula Clark as Penny Gay, Percy Edwards as Psyche the dog, Diana Churchill as Ann, Colin Gordon as Tony, Gladys Young as Mrs Bliss, Ernest Jay as Mr Bliss, Gladys Henson as Mrs Henson, Elsa Palmer as the neighbour and Ruth Trouncer as Pauline.

Announcer: Kenneth Kendall
The BBC Variety Orchestra conducted by Paul Fenhoulet.
Producer: Leslie Bridgmont

Matchmakers galore target shy bachelor David Bliss.

Matchmakers galore target shy bachelor David Bliss. Stars George Cole, Petula Clark and Percy Edwards as the dog. From 1954.

For the first 7 episodes, David Tomlinson played David, but the rest starred the future star of The St, Trinian's films, destined to find great fame as the dodgy Arthur Daley in ITV's Minder - George Cole.

David's best friend is a wired-haired terrier called Pysche played by animal impersonator Percy Edwards and in this episode - the bachelor has his eye on a fellow dog-walker played by future international recording star Petula Clark. Written by Godfrey Harrison.

Starring George Cole as David Bliss, Petula Clark as Penny Gay, Percy Edwards as Pysche the dog, Diana Churchill as Ann, Colin Gordon as Tony, Gladys Young as Mrs Bliss, Ernest Jay as Mr Bliss, Gladys Henson as Mrs Henson, Elsa Palmer as the neighbour and Ruth Trouncer as Pauline.

For the first 7 episodes, David Tomlinson played David, but the rest starred the future star of The St Trinian's films, destined to find great fame as the dodgy Arthur Daley in ITV's Minder - George Cole.

Starring George Cole as David Bliss, Petula Clark as Penny Gay, Percy Edwards as Psyche the dog, Diana Churchill as Ann, Colin Gordon as Tony, Gladys Young as Mrs Bliss, Ernest Jay as Mr Bliss, Gladys Henson as Mrs Henson, Elsa Palmer as the neighbour and Ruth Trouncer as Pauline.

02Man At Bay1959031820190915 (BBC7)An old flame of David’s has womaniser Phil in her sights. David and Zoe come to the rescue.

Godfrey Harrison's sitcom about shy, bumbling bachelor David Alexander Bliss starring George Cole.

David Bliss.... George Cole
Anne Fellows.... Diana Churchill
Tony Fellows.... Colin Gordon
Zoe Hunter.... Sheila Sweet
'Psyche' the Dog.... Percy Edwards
Phil Bender.... Donald Sinden
Eve Gunning.... Rosemary Miller
John Gunning.... Felix Felton

Beginning in 1953, it ran for six series of 118 episodes concluding in 1969 - but few survive in the BBC archive. (A TV series was made in 1969). For the first 7 episodes, David Tomlinson played David, but the rest starred the future star of The St Trinian's films - destined to find great fame as the dodgy Arthur Daley in ITV's Minder - George Cole.

Producer: Leslie Bridgmont

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in March 1959.

An old flame of David's has womaniser Phil in her sights. David and Zoe to the rescue!

Sitcom profiling the life of bachelor David Bliss.

03Mixed Feelings1959032520190922 (BBC7)David has been dating Zoe for over a year. Is it time to make a commitment? Tony thinks so.

Godfrey Harrison's sitcom about shy, bumbling bachelor David Alexander Bliss starring George Cole.

David Bliss.... George Cole
Anne Fellows.... Diana Churchill
Tony Fellows.... Colin Gordon
Zoe Hunter.... Sheila Sweet
'Psyche' the Dog.... Percy Edwards

Beginning in 1953, it ran for six series of 118 episodes concluding in 1969 - but few survive in the BBC archive. (A TV series was made in 1969). For the first 7 episodes, David Tomlinson played David, but the rest starred the future star of The St Trinian's films - destined to find great fame as the dodgy Arthur Daley in ITV's Minder - George Cole.

Producer: Leslie Bridgmont

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in March 1959.

David has been dating Zoe for over a year. Is it time to make a firmer commitment?

Sitcom profiling the life of bachelor David Bliss.

04Dangerous Company1959040120190929 (BBC7)Having finished with Zoe, David finds himself a new girlfriend. But will Anne and Tony approve?

Godfrey Harrison's sitcom about shy, bumbling bachelor David Alexander Bliss starring George Cole.

David Bliss.... George Cole
Anne Fellows.... Diana Churchill
Tony Fellows.... Colin Gordon
Zoe Hunter.... Sheila Sweet
'Psyche' the Dog.... Percy Edwards
Melissa.... Maxine Audley

Beginning in 1953, it ran for six series of 118 episodes concluding in 1969 - but few survive in the BBC archive. (A TV series was made in 1969). For the first 7 episodes, David Tomlinson played David, but the rest starred the future star of The St Trinian's films - destined to find great fame as the dodgy Arthur Daley in ITV's Minder - George Cole.

Producer: Leslie Bridgmont

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in March 1959.

Having finished with Zoe, David finds a new girlfriend. Will Anne and Tony approve?

Sitcom profiling the life of bachelor David Bliss.

05Pleasure As Usual1959040820191006 (BBC7)David is roped in when his father and Tony decide not to wear fancy dress at a costume ball.

Godfrey Harrison's sitcom about shy, bumbling bachelor David Alexander Bliss starring George Cole.

David Bliss.... George Cole
Anne Fellows.... Diana Churchill
Tony Fellows.... Colin Gordon
Zoe Hunter.... Sheila Sweet
'Psyche' the Dog.... Percy Edwards
Mrs Bliss.... Gladys Young
Mr Bliss.... Carleton Hobbs
Griselda Saltmarsh.... Sheila Manahan
Brinsley Tavistock.... Tony Vickers
Quentin Massingham.... Rolf Lefebvre

Beginning in 1953, it ran for six series of 118 episodes concluding in 1969 - but few survive in the BBC archive. (A TV series was made in 1969). For the first 7 episodes, David Tomlinson played David, but the rest starred the future star of The St Trinian's films - destined to find great fame as the dodgy Arthur Daley in ITV's Minder - George Cole.

Producer: Leslie Bridgmont

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in April 1959.

David is roped in when his father and Tony vow not to wear fancy dress at a costume ball.

Sitcom profiling the life of bachelor David Bliss.