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Clerical comedies were very popular during the 1960s and 1970s. It often seemed as if every one of them starred Derek Nimmo, who played dithery curate Mervyn Noote in this popular example of the genre.

The programme began as an episode of 'Comedy Playhouse' and also starred William Mervyn (as the Bishop) and Robertson Hare (as the Archdeacon).

Trying (usually unsuccessfully) to bring some order and sanity to clerical life was the dour Dean, played initially by John Barron, then by Ernest Clark and later by John Barron again.

Series: 5
Episodes: 33
Transmitted: 1966-1971
Channel: BBC

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