In 1976, eighteen months after Cilla’s first foray into comedy drama with the highly successful ‘Cilla’s Comedy Six’, ATV (ITV) engaged Cilla Black for another season of individual sitcoms. Showcasing her versatility and trademark mischievous humour, ‘Cilla’s World of Comedy’ presented a further set of bittersweet dramas focussing on the trials and tribulations of six modern women with very different lives.
This series sees Cilla stepping into a range of both new and established characters, including a footballer’s wife, a woman hoping to escape her past in a new home, a biology teacher who’s forced to take stock of her own life, and a bride-to-be making a torturous journey to the altar.
‘Cilla’s World of Comedy’ debuted on the 31st of August 1976 and ran for 6 episodes until the 5th of October 1976. It was a Top 3 ratings hit with British television audiences!
Cilla Black as Various Roles
Keith Barron as Henry Pearson
Neil McCarthy as Frank Gallagher
Richard Wilson as Edwin Dawkins
James Hazeldine as Derek Parker
Frank Middlemass as Morton Gillard