The Upchat Line (1977)

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Debuting over Britain's Thames Television on September 26, 1977, The Upchat Line was a sitcom about sloth. John Alderton starred as obscure author Mike Upchat, who spent more of his time womanizing and drinking than working. Whenever the royalty payments (pitiful though they were) dried up, Mike hit upon his pals for beer-and-bosom money. This premise was good for seven episodes, the last of which aired on November 7, 1977. Evidently The Upchat Line had its fans, else why would Thames have revived the property with a different star one year later?