Another random dive into The Radio Times Guide To TV Comedy, and we find the vehicle set to revive Rodney Bewes sitcom career after The Likely Lads. Dear Mother … Love Albert was written by Bewes, along with Derrick Goodwin, and Bewes even sang the theme tune. Somehow, it feels like a late nineties sitcom with that music.
Apparently, Bewes used to write letters home to his mother, just like Albert does in this show. Being a bit of a fantasist though, Albert embellishes his boring life within those letters, and watching this clip reminded me of Richie in Bottom.
Or this …
Anyway, the third series of Dear Mother … ended up being broadcast in black and white, because of the 1970-71 ITV Colour Strike. This was a pay dispute that affected the colour recording of many ITV shows, including flagship Coronation Street.
You can buy Dear Mother … Love Albert here.