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My Old Man (TV series)

My Old Man is a popular but short-lived English sitcom starring Clive Dunn as retired and embittered engine driver Sam Cobbett ITV broadcast 13 episodes in two series during 1974 and 1975

Set in London, Sam Cobbett is the last tenant to leave an old house on a council-condemned road He goes to live with his daughter, her posh husband Arthur, and their young teenage son Ron, in a flat nearby


  • 1 Cast
  • 2 Production history
  • 3 Series overview
  • 4 Notes
  • 5 External links


  • Clive Dunn as Sam Cobbett
  • Priscilla Morgan as Doris
  • Edward Hardwicke as Arthur
  • Keith Chegwin as Ron
  • George Tovey as Willie
  • Jon Laurimore as Andrew
  • Peter Mayock as Cyril

Production history

The pilot was one of a series of seven one-offs in a BBC Two comedy anthology series called Seven of One 1973 The pilot starred Ronnie Barker with Graham Armitage and Ann Beach, and was produced by Sydney Lotterby and Harold Snoad

When the BBC failed to develop Gerald Frow's script into a series, Yorkshire Television stepped in, took over and cast Clive Dunn in the lead part, whilst Ronnie Barker focused on his successful roles in Porridge and Open All Hours

The location of the main series remained unchanged from the pilot

Series overview

Series Episodes Originally aired DVD release date
Series premiere Series finale Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
1 7 3 May 1974 1974-05-03 21 June 1974 1974-06-21 N/A 2 August 2010 2010-08-02 N/A
2 6 19 March 1975 1975-03-19 23 April 1975 1975-04-23 N/A 23 January 2012 2012-01-23 N/A


  1. ^ Eye on TV: The First 21 Years of Independent Television London: Independent Television Publications 1976 p 200 ISBN 978-0-900727-61-0 OCLC 4035324 

External links

  • My Old Man at the BFI Film & TV Database
  • My Old Man at British Comedy Guide
  • My Old Man on IMDb
  • My Old Man at Television Heaven

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