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A Bit of a Do (1989– )

TV Series | 60 min | Comedy, Drama

This series was set in a fictional Yorkshire town and based on the books by David Nobbs, the creator of Reginald Perrin and Henry Pratt. Each episode took place at a different social function (a "do") and followed the changing lives of two...See moreThis series was set in a fictional Yorkshire town and based on the books by David Nobbs, the creator of Reginald Perrin and Henry Pratt. Each episode took place at a different social function (a "do") and followed the changing lives of two families, the working-class Simcocks and the middle-class Rodenhursts, together with their respective friends, Rodney and Betty Sillitoe, and Neville Badger. Written by Martin Underwood See less
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Updated Jan 13, 1989

Release date (First episode)
Jan 13, 1989 (United Kingdom)

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44 cast members
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David Jason
Ted Simcock Ted Simcock   See fewer
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Gwen Taylor
Rita Simcock / Spragg Rita Simcock / Spragg   See fewer
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Nicola Pagett
Liz Badger / Liz Rodenhurst / Badger Liz Badger / Liz Rodenhurst / Badger   See fewer
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Stephanie Cole
Betty Sillitoe Betty Sillitoe   See fewer
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Tim Wylton
Rodney Sillitoe Rodney Sillitoe   See fewer
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Sarah-Jane Holm
Jenny Simcock Jenny Simcock   See fewer
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Wayne Foskett
Elvis Simcock Elvis Simcock   See fewer
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Michael Jayston
Neville Badger Neville Badger   See fewer
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Nigel Hastings
Simon Rodenhurst Simon Rodenhurst   See fewer
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Karen Drury
Carol Fordingbridge Carol Fordingbridge   See fewer
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Malcolm Hebden
Alec the Barman Alec the Barman   See fewer
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David Thewlis
Paul Simcock Paul Simcock   See fewer
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Tracy Brabin
Sandra Pickersgill / Simcock Sandra Pickersgill / Simcock   See fewer
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Paul Chapman
Laurence Rodenhurst Laurence Rodenhurst   See fewer
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Amanda Wenban
Lucinda Snellmarsh Lucinda Snellmarsh   See fewer
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Malcolm Tierney
Geoffrey Ellsworth-Smythe / Spragg Geoffrey Ellsworth-Smythe / Spragg   See fewer
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Diana Weston
Corinna Price-Rodgerson Corinna Price-Rodgerson   See fewer
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Keith Marsh
Percy Spragg Percy Spragg   See fewer
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William Simons
Dale Monsal Dale Monsal   See fewer
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David Yelland
Gerry Lansdown Gerry Lansdown   See fewer
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Philip Bird
Andrew Denton Andrew Denton   See fewer
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Bernard Gallagher
Councillor Mirfield Councillor Mirfield   See fewer
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Frank Middlemass
Harvey Wedgewood Harvey Wedgewood   See fewer
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Maggie Jones
Clarrie Spragg Clarrie Spragg   See fewer
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David Roper
Kevin Loudwater Kevin Loudwater   See fewer
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Richard Beale
Lester Griddle Lester Griddle   See fewer
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Robert Austin
Graham Wintergreen Graham Wintergreen   See fewer
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Victoria Hasted
Judy Denton Judy Denton   See fewer
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Fred Pearson
Monsieur Albert Monsieur Albert   See fewer
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Chrissie Cotterill
Denise Saltmarsh Denise Saltmarsh   See fewer
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Ruth Holden
Mavis Griddle Mavis Griddle   See fewer
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Deborah Fairfax
Barbara Barbara   See fewer
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Max Harvey
Mr. O'Mara Mr. O'Mara   See fewer
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John Jardine
Larry Benson Larry Benson   See fewer
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Saul Jephcott
Photographer Photographer   See fewer
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Maggie Ollerenshaw
Mrs. Chadwick Mrs. Chadwick   See fewer
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Mike Timoney
Norman Penfold Norman Penfold   See fewer
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Gareth Jefferson
Lager Lout Lager Lout   See fewer
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Alexander Wilson
Sergeant Mallett Sergeant Mallett   See fewer
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David Fleeshman
Sergeant Purkiss Sergeant Purkiss   See fewer
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7 / 10 | 137 votes