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Mum's Boys: Episode 1: Cuckoo in the Nest


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Written by Jimmy Grafton and Jeremy Lloyd.
Starring Irene Handl, Bernard Bresslaw and Pete Murray
with Denis Cowles
See page 29

The boys of the title are Leonard Pallise and Robin Fosdyke, both sons by different marriages of Mrs. Crystal Pallise, ex-chorus girl and conjurer's assistant in the terraced house let off into flatlets which provides her bread and butter. Crystal keeps the simple Leonard tied to her apron strings by encouraging him in a not too successful acting career.
Into this household arrives Robin, the result of Crystal's earlier brief union with a young nobleman, the Hon. Bertram Fosdyke. Crystal has not seen Robin since the marriage was annulled and the baby taken by Bertram's parents. The humorous consequences of Robin's return form the story of this opening episode...


Writer: Jimmy Grafton
Writer: Jeremy Lloyd
Music: Bill McGuffie
Design: Don Brewer
Producer: Eric Fawcett
Crystal Pallise: Irene Handl
Leonard Pallise: Bernard Bresslaw
Robin Fosdyke: Pete Murray
[Actor]: Denis Cowles

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Mum's Boys: Episode 1: Cuckoo in the Nest

BBC One London, 3 April 1968 20.20

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