Dear Mother … Love Albert

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.

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