Whilst researching something else, I came across this article from The Stage, dated Thursday 28th October 1976. Imagine having to sit and listen to this report being delivered, a report you yourself commissioned.
The perception of ITV comedy as being lesser to the BBC has been about for the longest time it seems. It’s why I have such a gap in my watching (not watched Watching for ages), and why it was such a pleasant journey discovering Home To Roost, or Ffizz, and why I’ve only just started watching George And Mildred.
Talking of which, at a time when ITV in general was having a bit of a torrid time in the ratings battle, George And Mildred was one of its few shining stars.