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His Lordship Entertains
UK, BBC, Sitcom, colour, 1972
Starring: Ronnie Barker, Josephine Tewson, David Jason
His Lordship Entertains

A change of channels for the crusty old peer Lord Rustless, who had earlier been seen in two series of Hark At Barker on ITV. The remainder of the cast, and the setting, Chrome Hall, also made the switch.

In this show, Chrome Hall had been opened as a hotel, but various obstacles had to be overcome to make it a success. The ITV episodes had seen Barker cast in a bewildering number of additional roles; here he was just plain Rustless. He did write the seven episodes, however, hiding beneath the pseudonym Jonathan Cobbald.

Researched and written by Mark Lewisohn.

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Ronnie Barker - Lord Rustless
Josephine Tewson - Mildred Bates
David Jason - Dithers
Mary Baxter - Cook
Moira Foot - Effie
Frank Gatliff - Badger

Jonathan Cobbald - Writer (Ronnie Barker)
Harold Snoad - Producer
Transmission Details
Number of episodes: 7 Length: 30 mins
5 June-17 July 1972 · BBC2 Mon 8.55pm

The information in the Guide to Comedy is complied from 'The Radio Times Guide to Television Comedy' by Mark Lewisohn, published by BBC Books. More information about the book is available from the BBC Shop.
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Reviews supplied by Radio Times © 2003 BBC Worldwide - used under licence from BBC Worldwide.

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