Terry and June
is a British sitcom
that was broadcast on BBC1
from 1979 to 1987. The programme is largely a continuation of Happy Ever After
, and stars Terry Scott
and June Whitfield
as a middle-class suburban couple, Terry and June Medford. Most of the 65 episodes were written by John Kane
, with seven other writers also writing some episodes.
Terry Scott and June Whitfield began their television partnership in Scott On
in 1968. On 7 May 1974, a Comedy Playhouse pilot
called "Happy Ever After" aired on BBC1 with Scott and Whitfield playing Terry and June Fletcher, a middle-class couple whose grown-up children have just left home. John T. Chapman, one of the original writers, said that the programme had run out of ideas and should end. BBC Comedy, however, were unwilling to end a popular show, and so brought in new writers. Legal complications meant that the name and setting had to change, and Terry and June
was born. However, the character of Aunt Lucy, a popular ingredient of Happy Ever After
, disappeared, as did her mynah bird.
The character of Melinda Spry, Terry and June's neighbour, was... Read More