First viewed : Spring 1980
As far as ITV sitcoms go this was a reasonably engaging show about class conflict which provided another TV vehicle for former model Lorraine Chase beside her regular occupancy of "bimbo corner " on Blankety Blank. Chase made her name in ads for Campari in the late seventies which made effective use of the contrast between her exotic looks and Deptford accent. Terence Howard, who scripted those ads, pitched extending the idea to a comedy series to the Likely Lads duo Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais who agreed to come on board.
Chase , who had little acting experience other than the ads, played Lorraine Watts ( to help her with her cues ), a Cockney model who becomes involved with a benign Tory MP Charles Latimer ( John Standing ) and they start moving in each other's circles. It was basically an update of Pygmalion with the Alf Dolittle role performed by John Cater as Lorraine's dad George.
It was OK I suppose. I never watched it with full attention but it ran for four seasons so it must have held its own in the ratings.