In the early weeks of 1983, a sitcom aired on BBC One for six episodes. The Climber was written by Alex Shearer, and starred Robin Nedwell. The Radio Times described the first episode, which aired on the 20th January, like this:
When he adds up his score in an intelligence test and finds he has an incredibly high IQ of 166, Harry Lumsdon – and those who know him – are truly amazed.BBC Genome
Now he can set forth to better himself in the bakery where he has worked for 16 years, and look forward to a bright new future. After all, he is a genius – or is he?
The series was directed and produced by Alan JW Bell. Here’s an episode, which has an interesting glitch at the beginning – you can hear the theme tune from Last Of The Summer Wine (unless that was intentional).
There were a few little article about it all, probably because it marked Nedwell’s first sitcom for the BBC.