- Only When I Laugh (TV series)
Only When I Laugh Genre Sitcom Written by Eric Chappell Directed by Vernon Lawrence
Starring James Bolam
Theme music composer Ken Jones Country of origin United Kingdom Language(s) English No. of series 4 No. of episodes 29 (List of episodes) Production Producer(s) Vernon Lawrence Editor(s) Phil Cooke
Running time 30 minutes Production company(s) Yorkshire Television Broadcast Original channel ITV Picture format 4:3 Original run 29 October 1979– 16 December 1982
Only When I Laugh is a British television sitcom made by Yorkshire Television for ITV between 29 October 1979 and 16 December 1982. It was set in the ward of an NHS hospital. The title is the answer to the question, "Does it hurt?"
It starred James Bolam, Peter Bowles, and Christopher Strauli as patients Roy Figgis, Archie Glover, and Norman Binns. Mr. Gordon Thorpe, their consultant surgeon, was played by Richard Wilson; and Gupte, the staff nurse from Delhi, was played by Derrick Branche.
- James Bolam as Roy Figgis
- Peter Bowles as Archie Glover
- Christopher Strauli as Norman Binns
- Richard Wilson as Gordon Thorpe
- Derrick Branche as Gupte
- John Quayle
- Patrick Troughton
- Moira Lister
- Pat Ashton
- Pamela Cundell
- Brenda Cowling
- Reginald Marsh
- Rosalind Ayres
Overall 29 episodes were broadcast over four series including a Christmas special.
- In region 2 all four series of Only When I Laugh have been released on DVD by Network, and a complete series box set has also been released.
- In region 1 series 1 & 2 have been released in individual DVDs (now discontinued). A complete 5 disc box set was released on March 10, 2009 .
- Region 4 has only released the complete series box set.
DVD Title No. of Discs Year Episodes DVD release Region 1 Region 2 Region 4 Complete Series 1 1 1979 7 23 September 2003 8 July 2006 — Complete Series 2 1 1980 7 16 September 2003 15 November 2007 — Complete Series 3 1 1981 8 — 21 July 2008 — Complete Series 4 1 1982 7 — 15 September 2008 — Complete Series 1–4 4 1979–1982 29 10 March 2009 15 September 2008 12 April 2008
- Only When I Laugh at the Internet Movie Database
- Only When I Laugh at the British Comedy Guide
- Only When I Laugh at TV.com
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