Type
Scripted
Premiered
Oct. 1979
Status
Completed/Ended
Runtime
30 min.
Country
UK
Network
ITV TV Network
Genre

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Only When I Laugh (UK) tv show photo

Only When I Laugh (UK)

A situation comedy set in a small ward of a National Health Service Hospital in the North of England. Figgis, Archie and Norman are the patients who try the patience of Staff Nurse Gupte and Doctor (Mr) Gordon Thorpe their surgeon. Well known actors of the day made cameo appearances either as patients, visitors or hospital staff.

Character Guide | Cast/Crew | Guest Stars
Roy Figgisplayed by James Bolam
played by James Bolam
Archie Gloverplayed by Peter Bowles
played by Peter Bowles
Norman Binnsplayed by Christopher Strauli Dr. Gordon Thorpeplayed by Richard Wilson (ii)
Gupteplayed by Derrick Branche
played by Derrick Branche
Gloria Robinnsplayed by Moira Lister
played by Moira Lister
Joe Perkinsplayed by Patrick Troughton Hargreavesplayed by Ronnie Stevens
played by Ronnie Stevens
Lady Patientplayed by Jenny McCracken
played by Jenny McCracken
Nurse Jennyplayed by Julia Goodman
played by Julia Goodman
Mrs. Binnsplayed by Margaret Courtenay Pegplayed by Pat Ashton
played by Pat Ashton
Vicarplayed by John Quayle
played by John Quayle
Nurse Eileenplayed by Judi Maynard
played by Judi Maynard
Matronplayed by Brenda Cowling
played by Brenda Cowling
Lady in Bus Shelterplayed by Patsy Smart
played by Patsy Smart
Nicosplayed by Stephen Greif
played by Stephen Greif
Annaplayed by Elin Jenkins
played by Elin Jenkins
Cleggplayed by Robert Gillespie Cookplayed by Pamela Cundell
played by Pamela Cundell


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