A Bit Of A Do

A Bit Of A Do

A Bit of A Do was a comedy series based on the books of David Nobbs (specifically A Bit Of A Do and Another Do). The series focuses on two families, the lower/working class Simcocks and the middle-class Rodenhursts, and also on their friends. The action in each episode is set against a social function (a "do"; for example, the first episode is set against the background of a wedding, and other episodes focus on funerals, holiday parties, store opening parties, dinners, etc.).

The series was nominated for three awards in 1990, and won two of them. David Jason, as Ted Simcok, won the British Comedy Award for Best TV Comedy Actor (British Comedy Awards). The series as a whole won the Broadcasting Press Guild Award for Best Entertainment.Gwen Taylor , as Rita Simcock, was nominated BAFTA for Best Actress (TV).

Episode Info

Final: 2x07 -- The Civil Wedding (Dec/01/1989)

David JasonDavid Jason
As Ted Simcock
Gwen TaylorGwen Taylor
As Rita Simcock
Stephanie ColeStephanie Cole
As Betty Sillitoe
Tim WyltonTim Wylton
As Rodney Sillitoe
Nicola PagettNicola Pagett
As Liz Rodenhurst / Badger
David ThewlisDavid Thewlis
As Paul Simcock (Series 1)
Karen DruryKaren Drury
As Carol Fordingbridge
Michael JaystonMichael Jayston
As Neville Badger
Paul ChapmanPaul Chapman
As Laurence Rodenhurst (Series 1)
Sarah-Jane Holm (1)Sarah-Jane Holm (1)
As Jenny Rodenhurst / Simcock

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Executive Producer: Vernon Lawrence
Producer: David Reynolds (1)
Based On The Works Of: David Nobbs
Main Title Theme Written/performed: George Melly

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Recurring Guests

Malcolm Hebden as Barman (9 eps)
Malcolm Tierney as Geoffrey Ellsworth-Smythe/Spragg (6 eps)
Tracy Brabin as Sandra (5 eps)
Amanda Wenban as Lucinda Snellmarsh (4 eps)
Diana Weston as Corinna Price-Rodgerson (3 eps)
William Simons as Dale Monsal (2 eps)
Philip Bird as Andrew Denton (2 eps)
Keith Marsh as Percy Spragg (2 eps)
Nigel Leach as Vicar (2 eps)

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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: itv ( United Kingdom)
Airs: Fridays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: January, 1989
Ended: December, 1989
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