Lucky Feller (1976)

30m
Running Time

1
Seasons

13
Episodes

September 4, 1976
Release Date

TV
IMDb ratings
7.1
Lucky Feller

Lucky Feller (1976)

30m
Running Time

1
Seasons

13
Episodes

September 4, 1976
Release Date

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Plot.

Lucky Feller is a 1976 ITV sitcom written by Terence Frisby and produced by Humphrey Barclay. It featured David Jason and ran for just one series of 13 episodes. It is reported that London Weekend Television later tried to revive it in the 1990s but Jason did not agree to this as he felt at the time he was being over-exposed. About two brothers in South-East London, the basic set-up can be seen as a dry run for Only Fools and Horses, except with David Jason playing the nerdy "Rodders" part, Shorty Mepstead. The other brother, Randolph Mepstead, was played by Peter Armitage. In the sitcom, Jason was in love with a girl, who was sexually infatuated with - and indeed pregnant by - Randolph Mepstead. Despite her feelings for Randolph, she was engaged to Shorty and had to bed him before the end of the series to make sure that he would think he was the father. But despite her best attempts, and Jason's feelings for her, the consummation never quite happened. Guest stars included such names as Pat Heywood, Prunella Scales and Mike Grady as well as international stars such as Bert Kwouk and Saeed Jaffrey. The show was directed by both Gerry Mill and Mike Vardy and was mainly filmed in and around South London. The show was offered a second series, however writer Terence Frisby didn't feel he had enough ideas for the series to continue and therefore the show was axed after the final episode.

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Details.

Release Date
September 4, 1976

Status
Ended

Seasons
1

Episodes
13

Running Time
30m

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Lucky Feller is a British television sitcom written by Terence Frisby and produced by Humphrey Barclay. It was broadcast on ITV in 1976. The series stars David Jason and ran for one series of 13 episodes.

The series is about two plumber brothers who live in Brockley, South East London. The basic set-up can be compared to Only Fools and Horses, except with David Jason playing the Rodney part, Bernard 'Shorty' Mepstead. The elder brother, Randolph 'Randy' Mepstead, is played by Peter Armitage (Nicky Henson in the pilot episode). Shorty is naive, hopeful and in love with a girl named Kathleen Peake (Cheryl Hall). She is sexually infatuated with – and thinks she is pregnant by – Randy. Despite her attraction to Randy, she becomes engaged to Shorty and has to bed him before the end of the series so that he will believe that he is the father. But despite her best attempts, and Shorty's feelings for her, the consummation never happens. In the final episode, it becomes clear that Kath is not pregnant.

Guest stars include Pat Heywood, Prunella Scales and Mike Grady as well as Burt Kwouk and Saeed Jaffrey. The show was directed by both Gerry Mill and Mike Vardy and location sequences were mainly filmed in and around South London. The show was offered a second series; however writer Terence Frisby did not feel he had enough ideas for the series to continue, so the show ended with the thirteenth and final episode.

The complete series was released on DVD on 22 September 2014 and was repeated on Gold in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

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