Charlie Drake (TV series)

Charlie Drake is a British comedy television showed which aired on the BBC from 1958 and 1960.[1] It starred the comedian Charlie Drake in a series of stand alone half-hour shows, sometimes billed as Charlie Drake In.... It was followed by The Charlie Drake Show.

Charlie Drake
Written by
StarringCharlie Drake
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of series4
No. of episodes22
Running time30 minutes
Production companyBBC
Original networkBBC Television Service
Original release11 November 1958 (1958-11-11) –
4 August 1960 (1960-08-04)
Preceded byDrake's Progress
Followed byThe Charlie Drake Show


Drake was the only performer who appeared in all twenty two episodes, but a number of other actors made guest appearances including Sam Kydd, Patricia Bredin, Howard Lang, Michael Balfour, Ian Fleming, Jocelyn Lane, Denis Shaw, Geoffrey Sumner, Diane Clare, Ann Firbank, Hugh Lloyd, Gibb McLaughlin, Beatrice Varley, Rita Webb, Tutte Lemkow and Sandra Dorne.


  1. ^ Vahimagi p.51


  • Vahimagi, Tise . British Television: An Illustrated Guide. Oxford University Press, 1996.

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