Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The main characters in this British sitcom were the habitually underemployed Jack Holmes (John Flanagan) and his hardworking wife Alison (Maureen Lipman). Rather than seek out a "regular" living, Jack preferred to pursue various get-rich-quick schemes, none of which ever panned out. The more level-headed Alison ended up being both wife and mother to the irresponsible but basically likeable Jack. Telecast by ATV from July 31 to September 18, 1978, A Soft Touch yielded five half-hour episodes.