"Romany Jones" is a British sitcom made by LWT, It starred Arthur Mullard and Queenie Watts as Wally and Lily Briggs.
Runtime: 30 minutes
Romany Jones - Chesney and Wolfe - Netflix
Ronald Chesney (birth name René Lucien Cadier; 4 May 1920 – 12 April 2018) and Ronald Wolfe (birth name Harvey Ronald Wolfe-Luberoff; 8 August 1922 – 18 December 2011) were British TV comedy scriptwriters, best known for their 1960s and 1970s sitcoms, The Rag Trade (1961–63, 1977–78), Meet the Wife (1963–66), On the Buses (1969–73) and Romany Jones (1972–75). The partnership began in the mid-1950s, Chesney was already known to the public as a harmonica player
Romany Jones - Later work - Netflix
The ITV sitcom Romany Jones ran from 1973 to 1975, with an initial pilot in 1972, was set on a caravan site. Originally it starred Dad's Army actor James Beck (who died in 1973, after recording the second series) with Jo Rowbottom and Jonathan Cecil also appearing. It lasted four series, being the most successful in the ratings of their series after On the Buses. It led to a sequel, featuring the characters played by Arthur Mullard and Queenie Watts moving into a council house, entitled Yus, My Dear (1976). The latter series, which had comparatively low ratings, has the reputation, along with Romany Jones, of being one of the worst ever sitcoms. In 1977, following the BBC rejecting a new pilot episode, The Rag Trade was revived by LWT for the ITV network, with Peter Jones and Miriam Karlin returning; it lasted for two series. Anna Karen was “transplanted” (as Anthony Hayward expressed it in 2011) playing her Olive character from On The Buses. Karlin, however, encouraged to return to the role by a promise from Chesney and Wolfe of a more ethnically diverse cast, ultimately regretted her involvement, believing the sole black character was merely a token. Their last series as a comedy script writing partnership were Watch This Space (BBC 1980) set in an advertising agency, and Take a Letter, Mr. Jones (Southern 1981), a role-reversal comedy created for John Inman, which also starred Rula Lenska. An episode of 'Allo 'Allo! (1989) and Fredrikssons Fabrik – The Movie (1994) (local versions of The Rag Trade proved popular in Norway and South Africa) was the partnership's last work.
Romany Jones - References - Netflix