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British Comedy: Lucky Feller

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People who added this item 2 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 5 IMDB Rating 7.2
Year: 1975-1976
Broadcaster: ITV (LWT)
Genre: Sitcom
Written by: Terence Frisby
Stars: David Jason, Cheryl Hall
Episodes: 13 (+pilot)
Episode Average: 4.692*
BEST EPISODES:
A Night On the Moors (1976), Mother's Day (1976)
*not including pilot

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PILOT

(1975)




PILOT

LUCKY FELLER

Originally broadcast: Never
Directed by: Bryan Izzard
Written by: Terence Frisby
Shorty takes time to get himself ready for a night out with his girlfriend, choosing a table at a restaurant proves to be as tricky as ordering food, and his brother spoils the moment by turning up with a drunken friend.

"Which are the prawn's balls?"
HOLY GODIVA 2 - ONION JACK 2
TOTAL: 4


SERIES ONE

(1976)
13 episodes
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S1E1

MOTHER'S DAY

Originally broadcast: 3 September 1976
Directed by: Gerry Mill
Written by: Terence Frisby
Shorty tries to do something a bit special for his mum on Mother's Day, Randy isn't too impressed about the idea of a family day out in Brighton, and a girl on the train finds herself getting close to both of the brothers.

"She said she'd never been south of the River before, except for the Festival Hall. And when I told her I come from Brockley, she thought it was a vegetable."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 7

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S1E2

ALL THE TEA IN CHINA

Originally broadcast: 10 September 1976
Directed by: Gerry Mill
Written by: Terence Frisby
Shorty's told that he's making far too much effort to impress a woman, taking Kath out to a Chinese restaurant leads to a number of problems, and Randy and his friend spoil things when they suddenly turn up drunk.

"Aries? A ram! Ooh, Bernard, you know what that means, don't ya? What's your rising sign?"
HOLY GODIVA 2 - ONION JACK 2
TOTAL: 4

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S1E3

BREAKING THE ICE

Originally broadcast: 17 September 1976
Directed by: Gerry Mill
Written by: Terence Frisby
Shorty offers Kath a lift after bumping into her accidentally on purpose, his mother suggests inviting her round so her new fella can do his magic, and putting a bottle of champagne in the freezer warms things up nicely.

"Well, don't worry, I'll tell 'em I'm thirteen but me voice broke early."
HOLY GODIVA 2 - ONION JACK 2
TOTAL: 4

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S1E4

KATH'S FAMILY

Originally broadcast: 24 September 1976
Directed by: Mike Vardy
Written by: Terence Frisby
Shorty gets dressed up when he finds Kath's handbag under Randy's bed,
an offer to mend a broken window pane lands him between her parents, and her delighted mother asks him to do another little job in the kitchen.

"You keep your hand on your ha'penny, my girl. That's all."
HOLY GODIVA 2 - ONION JACK 2
TOTAL: 4

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S1E5

IT'S A DOG'S LIFE

Originally broadcast: 1 October 1976
Directed by: Gerry Mill
Written by: Terence Frisby
Shorty worries his mother when he questions whether it's all pointless, Randy tries not to laugh when his brother talks about being in love, and Kath explains how a Frenchman introduced her to a sophisticated drink.

"I wouldn't stay there too long, he's not had his supper yet."
HOLY GODIVA 2 - ONION JACK 2
TOTAL: 4

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S1E6

THE GAME

Originally broadcast: 8 October 1976
Directed by: Gerry Mill
Written by: Terence Frisby
Randy points out that certain things were never actually said in the pub,
Shorty goes to get his tools after offering to fix the Peakes' doorbell, and Kath's suggestion to play a game leads to a confusing game of charades.

"Anyway, I don't think I dare play snap. The doctor's warned me about overdoing the excitement."
HOLY GODIVA 2 - ONION JACK 1
TOTAL: 3

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S1E7

THE POWER AND THE GLORY

Originally broadcast: 15 October 1976
Directed by: Mike Vardy
Written by: Terence Frisby
Randy and his mum aren't too happy about being woken up on a Sunday, a call from the church suggests that it might have been down to fate, and Shorty causes concern when he decides that it's time to propose to Kath.

"Well, the Archangel Gabriel revealed himself to her."
HOLY GODIVA 2 - ONION JACK 1
TOTAL: 3

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S1E8

THE FAMILIES MEET

Originally broadcast: 22 October 1976
Directed by: Mike Vardy
Written by: Terence Frisby
Mrs. Mepstead gets things ready for Sunday lunch with the Peake family, the presence of an interfering guest doesn't go down well in the kitchen, and Kath gets a second shock when Shorty makes his big announcement.

"Mrs. Mepstead, I think you ought to know that there's somebody being sick in your dustbin. I hope you don't mind my bringing it up."
HOLY GODIVA 2 - ONION JACK 2
TOTAL: 4

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S1E9

WHERE THERE'S LIFE, THERE'S SOAP

Originally broadcast: 29 October 1976
Directed by: Mike Vardy
Written by: Terence Frisby
Kath offers to help Mrs. Mepstead with the washing at the launderette, Shorty and Randy are called in when the machines start to malfunction, and the the truth about a sneaky kiss fills the whole place with bubbles.

"Hey, look at this. I've found a man's shirt, one sock and a pair of women's bloomers. Anyone here married to a transvestite with a wooden leg?"
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6

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S1E10

EVER BEEN HAD?

Originally broadcast: 5 November 1976
Directed by: Mike Vardy
Written by: Terence Frisby
Mrs. Mepstead hits it off with a man she meets after a win on the bingo, Randy's way with the ladies sees him take a bird home from the pub, and Shorty and Kath get trapped in a lift when they go to see a fortune teller.

"I know what. Now, try putting your foot on this. Now, it's nice and firm. Well, I can hold it steady."
HOLY GODIVA 1 - ONION JACK 1
TOTAL: 2

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S1E11

THE BOAT

Originally broadcast: 12 November 1976
Directed by: Mike Vardy
Written by: Terence Frisby
Randy tries to help Shorty when he applies to go on a confidence course, Mrs. Mepstead suggests a quick wedding when Kath ends up in the club, and a desperate attempt to trick the innocent leads to a sinking feeling.

"Here, what's that? 'Increase your word power. Do you stammer? Stutter? Hesitate? Are you strangled? Tongue-tied? Inarticulate? Bottled-up? Unable to get it out when you want to?' I know the feeling."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6

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S1E12

A NIGHT ON THE MOORS

Originally broadcast: 19 November 1976
Directed by: Mike Vardy
Written by: Terence Frisby
Shorty and Kath get lost on Salisbury Plain on the way to Bournemouth, a farmer and his frustrated wife offer to put them up on a stormy night, and a helping hand is required after a couple of mishaps with hot soup.

"Here, there's something hard in your bed."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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S1E13

THE WEDDING

Originally broadcast: 26 November 1976
Directed by: Mike Vardy
Written by: Terence Frisby
Mrs. Mepstead sees the funny side of what happened on Salisbury Plain, Randy gets distracted by something tasty at the wedding rehearsal, and a very nervous Shorty gets ready far too early for his and Kath's big day.

"Mrs. Peake, you know what my feelings are for Kathleen and the esteem in which I hold her. I would just like you to know that I will always try and hold you in the same way."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6
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Characters


BERNARD 'SHORTY'
MEPSTEAD

Played by David Jason
14 episodes (1975-1976)
in... Breaking the Ice (S1E3)

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KATHLEEN
PEAKE

Played by Cheryl Hall
14 episodes (1975-1976)
in... The Families Meet (S1E8)

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RANDOLPH
MEPSTEAD

Played by Nicky Henson
1 episode (1975)
in... Pilot (1975)


RANDOLPH
MEPSTEAD

Played by Peter Armitage
12 episodes (1976)
in... It's a Dog's Life (S1E5)

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MRS.
MEPSTEAD

Played by Elizabeth Spriggs
1 episode (1975)
in... Pilot (1975)


MRS.
MEPSTEAD

Played by Pat Heywood
12 episodes (1976)
in... Mother's Day (S1E1)

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MR. CECIL
PEAKE

Played by Glynn Edwards
5 episodes (1976)
in... Kath's Family (S1E4)

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MRS. TANYA
PEAKE

Played by Maggie Jones
3 episodes (1976)
in... The Families Meet (S1E8)

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THE
VICAR

Played by Christopher Owen
3 episodes (1976)
in... The Wedding (S1E13)

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Shorty Mepstead is far too nice to notice that the girl he loves is infatuated with his bird-chasing older brother, Randy.

FAVOURITE EPISODES

HOLY GODIVA
1. A Night On the Moors
(Episode 12 - 1976)

2. Mother's Day
(Episode 1 - 1976)

3. The Boat
(Episode 11 - 1976)

4. Where There's Life, There's Soap
(Episode 9 - 1976)

5. The Wedding
(Episode 13 - 1976)
ONION JACK
1. A Night On the Moors
(Episode 12 - 1976)

2. The Boat
(Episode 11 - 1976)

3. Mother's Day
(Episode 1 - 1976)

4. The Wedding
(Episode 13 - 1976)

5. Where There's Life, There's Soap
(Episode 9 - 1976)

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