GRANDAD TV SERIES (1979-84)
by Mark Nobes, chief editor
This children's comedy series is an old favourite of mine, although I was a tad too old to be watching it by the time the series ended in 1984 - I was about to leave school!
Of course, Clive Dunn is also fondly remembered for playing Corporal "they don't like it up 'em" Jones in Dad's Army. When the series ended he took the lead role as another elderly character in Grandad, which ran on the BBC from 1979 until 1984. There were 22 episodes lasting 25 minutes and Clive Dunn starred in all of them as Charlie Quick, a bumbling caretaker in a community hall. Geoffrey Russell played Mr. Watkins in 13 episodes and James Marcus played Bert Bamford in 11 episodes.
The video above features a Betamax recording of an episode from the TV series. Further down the page, you will find a Top Of The Pops performance of the single Grandad.