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British Comedy: The Wackers

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Years: 1975
Broadcaster: ITV
Genre: Sitcom
Written by: Vince Powell
Stars: Ken Jones, Sheila Fay
Episodes: 7
Episode Average: 5.000
BEST EPISODE:
Episode 2 (1975)
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THE WACKERS

(1975)
7 episodes
Series Score: 35
Episode Average: 5.00
Perfect 10's: 0
EPISODE 1

OUT OF THE FRYING PAN

Originally broadcast: 19 March 1975
Directed by: Anthony Parker
Written by: Vince Powell
Mary prepares the family for Billy's return from 'two years away at sea', Joe gets a little carried away while talking about his granddaughter, and
Tony impresses his mother when he visits from college in Southampton.

"Oh, aye. My God, she's still in the lavatory. Bernadette, go and see if she's all right. Make sure she hasn't fallen down the hole."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6

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EPISODE 2

A LICENCE TO LOVE

Originally broadcast: 26 March 1975
Directed by: Anthony Parker
Written by: Vince Powell
News that Bernadette's been courting leads to some awkward questions, Billy wonders when his two year unlucky streak will come to an end, and Mary reveals that she's worried about being forced back to nappy duties.

"Yeah, well I am. When I go, I want to be laid out proper in a parlour with flowers and candles... not stuck in flaming bathroom with a lavatory being flushed down me earhole every few minutes."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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EPISODE 3

EVERYBODY'S DOING IT

Originally broadcast: 2 April 1975
Directed by: Anthony Parker
Written by: Vince Powell
Raymond gets into trouble when he's caught hiding a girl in the lavatory, Billy gets the wrong idea when Bernadette takes a man into the parlour, and Tony makes it a busy night when he brings a girl home from a party.

"Perhaps he's kissing her. And if he's kissing her, he can't be talking, can he? Unless he's a bloody ventriloquist."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 2
TOTAL: 5

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EPISODE 4

THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL

Originally broadcast: 9 April 1975
Directed by: Anthony Parker
Written by: Vince Powell
Raymond complains about too much scouse and not having a television, Billy gets carried away at the pub after opening his first pay packet, and Mary's far from pleased when the drunken layabout stays out all night.

"Hey, look, I know me mam's cooking isn't exactly Fanny Cradock, but there's no need to lock yourself in the lav to get out of eating it."
HOLY GODIVA 2 - ONION JACK 2
TOTAL: 4

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EPISODE 5

NO REST FOR THE WICKED

Originally broadcast: 16 April 1975
Directed by: Anthony Parker
Written by: Vince Powell
Tony announces that he's involved with a woman older than his mother, Bernadette tells her mam and dad that she might be a bit pregnant, and Raymond decides that he wants to be a priest after apologising to nuns.

"Converted? You make me sound like North Sea Gas."
HOLY GODIVA 1 - ONION JACK 1
TOTAL: 2

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EPISODE 6

NEARLY GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

Originally broadcast: 23 April 1975
Directed by: Anthony Parker
Written by: Vince Powell
Maggie's upset when she discovers that her house is being redeveloped, Billy decides to play matchmaker after accidentally offering to help, and Raymond explains how he's earning at the Cathedral of Christ the King.

"I owe her nothing! I didn't ask to be born! Look, I know she's my mother and I'm very fond of her, but we can't live together. I've got enough problems living with your mother, never mind me own."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6

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EPISODE 7

UP THE REDS

Originally broadcast: Never
Directed by: Anthony Parker
Written by: Vince Powell
Billy gets himself chucked out of Liverpool reserve game for hooliganism, Raymond winds his dad up by telling him that Tommy Smith is in the lav, and the family try to work out how to pass on news of a lost derby ticket.

"Give over, Everton are that good looking I fancy some of them meself."
HOLY GODIVA 2 - ONION JACK 2
TOTAL: 4
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BILLY
CLARKSON

Played by Ken Jones
7 episodes (1975)
in... Up the Reds (S1E7)

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MARY
CLARKSON

Played by Sheila Fay
7 episodes (1975)
in... The Root of All Evil (S1E4)

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TONY
CLARKSON

Played by David Casey
7 episodes (1975)
in... The Root of All Evil (S1E4)

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BERNADETTE
CLARKSON

Played by Alison Steadman
7 episodes (1975)
in... No Rest for the Wicked (S1E5)

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RAYMOND
CLARKSON

Played by Keith Chegwin
7 episodes (1975)
in... Up the Reds (S1E7)

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CHARLIE

Played by Bill Dean
7 episodes (1975)
in... No Rest for the Wicked (S1E5)

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MAGGIE
CLARKSON

Played by Pearl Hackney
5 episodes (1975)
in... Out of the Frying Pan (S1E1)

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JOE
FARRELL

Played by Joe Gladwin
5 episodes (1975)
in... A Licence to Love (S1E2)

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Billy Clarkson tries to settle back into family life after being away for two years.

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