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For Richer...For Poorer
UK, BBC, Sitcom, Colour, 1975
Starring: Harry H Corbett, Eric Pohlmann, David Battley

The third in a series of unrelated sitcoms screened by BBC1 on consecutive Wednesdays, following the demise of its Comedy Playhouse strand.


Bert, a working man, was writer Johnny Speight's left-wing answer to his Alf Garnett creation, and the show's title mirrored that of Till Death Us Do Part (and the later In Sickness And In Health , being yet another line from the marriage vows. Played by Harry H Corbett, Bert was a barricade-manning union shop-steward who worshipped Stalin and dreamed of becoming a powerful left-wing leader.

Researched and written by Mark Lewisohn.

Cast
Harry H Corbett - Bert
Eric Pohlmann - The boss
David Battley - Nigel 'The Idle'
Don Henderson - The mediator

Crew
Johnny Speight - Writer
Dennis Main Wilson - Producer
Transmission Details
Number of episodes: 1 Length: 30 mins
25 June 1975 · BBC1 Wed 9.25pm

The information in the bbc.co.uk 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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