A Life Of Bliss

Episodes

EpisodeTitleRepeatedComments
Finding A Girlfriend20140706 (BBC7)
20140707 (BBC7)

Matchmakers galore target shy bachelor David Bliss.

Matchmakers galore target shy bachelor David Bliss. Stars George Cole, Petula Clark and Percy Edwards as the dog. From 1954.

Beginning a run of 6 episodes from the sitcom about shy, bumbling bachelor David Alexander Bliss. It began in 1953 on the BBC Home Service and ran for six series of 118 episodes concluding in 1969 - but sadly only 6 episodes survive in the BBC archive. (A TV series was made in 1969).

For the first 7 episodes, David Tomlinson played David, but the rest starred the future star of The St, Trinian's films, destined to find great fame as the dodgy Arthur Daley in ITV's Minder - George Cole.

David's best friend is a wired-haired terrier called Pysche played by animal impersonator Percy Edwards and in this episode - the bachelor has his eye on a fellow dog-walker played by future international recording star Petula Clark. Written by Godfrey Harrison.

Maxine20140720 (BBC7)
20140721 (BBC7)
20160103 (BBC7)

David needs courage to pursue Maxine, while brother-in-law Tony battles to win a contract.

David needs courage to pursue Maxine, while brother-in-law Tony battles to win a contract. Stars George Cole. From August 1957.

Office Secrets20140713 (BBC7)
20140714 (BBC7)
20151227 (BBC7)

Bumbling David becomes entangled in his secretary's secretive love life.

Bumbling David gets entangled in his secretary's secretive love life. Stars George Cole and Percy Edwards. From August 1957.

One of 6 surviving episodes from the sitcom about shy, bumbling bachelor David Alexander Bliss. It began in 1953 on the BBC Home Service and ran for six series of 118 episodes concluding in 1969, when a TV series was made.

For the first 7 episodes, David Tomlinson played David, but the rest starred the future star of The St, Trinian's films, destined to find great fame as the dodgy Arthur Daley in ITV's Minder - George Cole.

David's best friend is a wired-haired terrier called Pysche played by animal impersonator Percy Edwards. Written by Godfrey Harrison.

Penny Gay's Return20140810 (BBC7)
20140811 (BBC7)
20160117 (BBC7)

David has got some thinking to do when an old flame arrives in town.

Shy bachelor David Bliss has got some thinking to do when an old flame arrives in town.

Stars George Cole as David Bliss, Petula Clark as Penny Gay, Diana Churchill as Anne Fellows, Colin Gordon as Tony Fellows, Sarah Lawson as Maxine Avery and animal impersonator Percy Edwards as 'Psyche' the Dog.

Part of a run of 6 episodes from Godfrey Harrison's sitcom about shy, bumbling bachelor David Alexander Bliss. Beginning in 1953, it ran for six series of 118 episodes concluding in 1969 - but very few survive in the BBC archive. (A TV series was made in 1969). For the first 7 episodes, David Tomlinson played David, but the rest starred the future star of The St Trinian's films, destined to find great fame as the dodgy Arthur Daley in ITV's Minder - the late George Cole.

Producer: Leslie Bridgmont

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in September 1957.

David has got some thinking to do when an old flame arrives in town. Stars George Cole and Petula Clark. From September 1957.

The Flat20140803 (BBC7)
20140804 (BBC7)
20160110 (BBC7)

David prepares to move back into his flat, with warnings from Tony ringing in his ears.

David prepares to move back into his flat, with warnings from Tony ringing in his ears. Stars George Cole. From August 1957.

United They Stay20140817 (BBC7)
20140818 (BBC7)
20160124 (BBC7)

David fears the worst when a replacement manager pressurises him to chase an invoice.

David fears the worst when a replacement manager pressurises him to chase an invoice. Stars George Cole. From February 1959.

01Finding A Girlfriend20140706 (BBC7)
20151213 (BBC7)

Matchmakers galore target shy bachelor David Bliss.

Matchmakers galore target shy bachelor David Bliss. Stars George Cole, Petula Clark and Percy Edwards as the dog. From 1954.

Beginning a run of 6 episodes from the sitcom about shy, bumbling bachelor David Alexander Bliss. It began in 1953 on the BBC Home Service and ran for six series of 118 episodes concluding in 1969 - but sadly only 6 episodes survive in the BBC archive. (A TV series was made in 1969).

For the first 7 episodes, David Tomlinson played David, but the rest starred the future star of The St, Trinian's films, destined to find great fame as the dodgy Arthur Daley in ITV's Minder - George Cole.

David's best friend is a wired-haired terrier called Pysche played by animal impersonator Percy Edwards and in this episode - the bachelor has his eye on a fellow dog-walker played by future international recording star Petula Clark. Written by Godfrey Harrison.