FROM THE ARCHIVE OF: The TV Room

Produced by Granada TV for the ITV network, the sitcom The Cuckoo Waltz was written by Geoffrey Lancashire, and produced by John G. Temple.

The first three series aired 1975 – 1977, with this final series airing during the summer of 1980.

Local news reporter Chris Hawthorne (David Roper) and his wife Fliss (Diane Keen) live a simple life. Now with two school age kids, it’s sometimes a struggle to make ends meet.

With their previous lodger Gavin Rumsey (Lewis Collins) having moved on, they take on a suave new lodger, Adrian Lockett (Ian Saynor).

VIDEO: The Cuckoo Waltz opening titles and closing credits (series 4). TX DATE: 26th June 1980. COPYRIGHT: ITV plc. VREF: 26313-01.

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[00:00:00] PROGRAMME: the clip features elements from episode 1 of series 4.

Starting with the usual pre-programme ident, for the ITV regional company that produced the programme – in this case Granada.

The main characters appear to be depicted as wealthy 17th-century aristocrats, complete with perukes, in animation form.

The closing credits appear to feature only cast and more senior figures within the production team.

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PICTURED: The Cuckoo Waltz opening titles. COPYRIGHT: ITV plc.

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