Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Often cited as the archetypal "Britcom," the BBC comedy series Terry and June starred Terry Scott and June Whitfield in the title roles. Having reached middle age, Terry and June Medford moved from the big city to the pastoral community of Purley in Surrey. Despite June's efforts to enjoy the tranquility of country life, Terry just plain couldn't avoid getting into trouble, especially with his taciturn neighbors and his boss, Sir Dennis Hodge (Reginald Marsh), who always managed to show up at the most inopportune and embarrassing moments. Among the supporting characters was Terry's coworker Malcolm, played over the years by three different actors, and Malcolm's missus, Beattie (Rosemary Frankau). Terry and June was so popular that the leading actors often appeared, in character, on other BBC programs, such as Jim'll Fix It and Swap Shop. Most British viewers quickly recognized the series was essentially a continuation of the earlier sitcom Happy Ever After, with basically the same characters bearing different names (reportedly this was the result of an uncompleted contract between the network and the producers). Sixty-five half-hour episodes of Terry and June (plus a handful of seasonal specials) were telecast over an eight-year period, beginning October 24, 1979 and ending August 31, 1987.