Next Episode of Only When I Laugh is
not planed. TV Show was canceled.
Only When I Laugh is a British television sitcom made by Yorkshire Television for ITV. It aired between 29 October 1979 and 16 December 1982 and was set in the ward of an NHS hospital. The title is in response 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.The show was one of many successes for writer Eric Chappell, and has been repeated onI TV3 since 2007.Roy, Archie and Norman are long-term patients in a British hospital ward. Though they don't seem terribly ill, neither do they seem to be getting better and going home. So they pass their days side by side in the hospital ward, chatting and occasionally getting on one another's nerves.
Illness strikes Archie Glover, and Dr Thorpe insists he have a blood transfusion, but knowing who the donor is makes the invalid feel even more poorly.
A female patient falls for Dr Thorpe's bedside matter, and caught in a compromising position, he turns to the men's ward occupants for help : but will they come to the aid of a friend in need?
Figgis dabbles in amateur psychiatry and deduces that Norman is suffering from sexual repression.
Norman's fiancee visits to discuss the wedding arrangements - but her suggestions force him to take matters into his own hands.
The regulars are terrified by the admission of a convict onto their ward.
An inebriated man collapses in reception, and Figgis is employed to find out more about the mysterious visitor.
The boys are discharged from hospital, and promptly arrange a reunion under more enjoyable circumstances.
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