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4 Extra Debut. David is roped in when his father and Tony decide not to wear fancy dress at a costume ball. Stars George Cole. From April 1959.

David is roped in when his father and Tony decide not to wear fancy dress at a costume ball.

Godfrey Harrison's sitcom about shy, bumbling bachelor David Alexander Bliss starring George Cole.

David Bliss ...... George Cole
Anne Fellows ...... Diana Churchill
Tony Fellows ...... Colin Gordon
Zoe Hunter ...... Sheila Sweet
'Psyche' the Dog ...... Percy Edwards
Mrs Bliss ...... Gladys Young
Mr Bliss ...... Carleton Hobbs
Griselda Saltmarsh ...... Sheila Manahan
Brinsley Tavistock ...... Tony Vickers
Quentin Massingham ...... Rolf Lefebvre

Beginning in 1953, it ran for six series of 118 episodes concluding in 1969 - but few 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.

Producer: Leslie Bridgmont

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in April 1959.

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30 minutes

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