Educated Evans (TV series)

Educated Evans is a British comedy television series which aired on the BBC in 24 episodes between 2 October 1957 and 24 June 1958. It is based on the 1924 novel Educated Evans by Edgar Wallace, about a racing tipster. The story had previously been made into a 1936 film Educated Evans.[1] The title role was played by Charlie Chester, whose comedic style was similar to that of Max Miller who had starred in the earlier film. Jack Melford starred as his antagonist, Detective Sergeant Miller.

Educated Evans
Based onEducated Evans
by Edgar Wallace
Directed byEric Fawcett
StarringCharlie Chester
Michael Balfour
Jack Melford
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of series2
No. of episodes24
ProducerEric Fawcett
Running time30 minutes
Production companyBBC
Original networkBBC One
Original release2 October 1957 (1957-10-02) –
24 June 1958 (1958-06-24)

Other actors who appeared in episodes of the series included Sid James, Jackie Collins, Georgina Cookson, Jill Adams, Sydney Tafler, Liz Fraser, Deryck Guyler, Sam Kydd, Eunice Gayson, Danny Green, Robert Raglan, Anita Sharp-Bolster, Ray Cooney, Jack MacGowran, Ian Fleming, Erik Chitty, Diane Hart, Terence Alexander, Alan Tilvern, Charles Farrell and Mavis Villiers.

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  1. ^ Wagg p.5


  • Stephen Wagg. Because I Tell a Joke or Two: Comedy, Politics and Social Difference. Routledge, 2004.

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