Charles Endell Esquire (ITV 1979, Iain Cuthbertson, Annie Ross)

Charles Endell Esquire (ITV 1979, Iain Cuthbertson, Annie Ross)


Comedy crime drama series Charles Endell Esquire was actually a sequel to Budgie. After seven years in jail Charlie Endell heads home to Scotland but finds things have changed.

The six part was caught up in the middle of the infamous ITV strike of 1979 when all shows went off air for many weeks. At the time only two episodes of the series had been shown, the rest not airing for another three months, by that time it was too late for the show to find an audience.

In some ITV regions the series wasn't given a full run until the following year, for example ATV in the Midlands aired the show from 10 May - 14 June 1980.

crew details

  • Creator: Robert Banks Stewart
    Producer: Rex Firkin
    Executive Producer: Bryan Izzard

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production info

  • Year of Release: 1979
  • Country: UK | ITV - Scottish TV
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 6x50 minutes

Iain Cuthbertson

Charlie Endell

Rikki Fulton

Alastair Vint

Tony Osoba

Hamish MacIntyre Jr

Phil McCall

D.S. Dixon