Finding a Girlfriend
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.