First ever episode of Only When I Laugh on ITV, starring James Bowlam, Christopher Strauli and Peter Bowles(who, with his other starring role on Sundays in To the Manor Born, seems to be enjoying a career peak).The second series of the BBC sitcom Butterflies, starring Wendy Craig and Geoffrey Palmer, begins with an episode called Leaving.
Tuesday October 30thSapphire and Steel returns after ITV’s strike-related hiatus. Unfortunately the current run had been interrupted halfway through a story (Assignment Two - this is Part 5) and I do not know it has resumed, so I miss it. I can’t find any reliable data on whether or not the story was reshown from the beginning - some sources say it was, others provide no such certainty.Not The Nine O’Clock News: Series 1, Ep 3 begins with John Cleese on the Fawlty Towers set telling someone on the phone that the show finished last week (which it did) - interesting the effort they’re putting in to make this show seem specifically topical as opposed to just broadly topical.
Friday November 2ndCinema release of Quadrophenia (although this sitesays it was released on October 12. But I’m not changing it now.)