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The Cuckoo Waltz

A situation comedy which ran for for four series, although Lewis left after the third. He appeared in a total of nineteen half-hour episodes.

Written by: Geoffrey Lancashire

Transmission dates: From 27th October, 1975 to 12th February, 1977

Lewis’s character: Gavin Rumsey

Synopsis: Chris and Fliss are newlyweds with twin babies and little money. Then Chris's best friend, the rich, flamboyant Gavin, splits up with his wife and moves into the Hawthornes' spare room, turning it into a luxurious bachelor pad where he entertains the "bird of the week" and keeps his hard-up hosts in a constant state of amazement, and occasionally, envy.

Regular cast:
On the set of The Cuckoo Waltz
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Image courtesy of Network DVD

Chris Hawthorne- David Roper
Fliss Hawthorne- Diane Keen
Connie Wagstaffe- Clare Kelly
Austen Tweedale- John McKelvey
Twins- Chris and Jo-Anne Oliver

"A convincing performance...Lewis Collins in his interpretation of the young man who likes to give the impression of a dashing extrovert" The Stage, 5th August, 1976