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Up the Elephant and Round the Castle 

James 'Jim' London becomes a man of property when a relative dies, leaving him the run-down Victorian abode of 17 Railway Terrace, in Elephant and Castle (south London). He's troubled by ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Jim Davidson Jim Davidson ...  Jim London 22 episodes, 1983-1985
John Bardon ...  Jim's Dad 16 episodes, 1983-1985
Brian Hall ...  Brian the Barman 13 episodes, 1983-1985
Sue Nicholls ...  Wanda Pickles 12 episodes, 1983-1985
Nicholas Day ...  Councillor Arnold Moggs / ... 11 episodes, 1983-1985
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James 'Jim' London becomes a man of property when a relative dies, leaving him the run-down Victorian abode of 17 Railway Terrace, in Elephant and Castle (south London). He's troubled by randy neighbour Wanda, and the troublesome Councillors Allnutt and Moggs - not to mention his own lack of money, and the squatter upstairs! Written by brandon downs

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30 November 1983 (UK) See more »

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Thames Television See more »
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(22 episodes)

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Keith Emerson of Emerson, Lake and Palmer wrote and played the theme music. See more »

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Featured in Jim Davidson: At Least I'm Not Boring (2014) See more »

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This is quality 1980s classic fun!!!!
16 January 2014 | by bazza-davisonSee all my reviews

Well,im writing this as as 37 year old nostalgic man and always had vague albeit good memories of this insane British sitcom with Jim Davidson from 1983/84/85 and for so long I wanted to see it again.Through a friend of a friend I was able to see it once again a great DVD compilation which has all 22 episodes.....WHY DO I LIKE THIS SITCOM????.....I find the cockney rhyming slang dialogue hilarious....eg: "oh my gawwwd,he's elephant's trunk...get him away from me ".......its amiably played with John Bardon (jim brennan in East enders) as Jim's dad....and Sue Nicholls from Coronation Street (Gail Platt's mother) as sexual predator neighbour Wanda Pickles :) its,surreal....bizarre its brilliant......its insane......its chocka block full of great British actors.I love this mad comedy. Its certainly better than Surgical Spirit check it out and revel in British comedy


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