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Tripper's Day 

A hapless supermarket manager tries in vain to deal with hopeless staff and haphazard customers.






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Series cast summary:
Leonard Rossiter ...  Norman Tripper 6 episodes, 1984
Pat Ashton Pat Ashton ...  Hilda Rimmer 6 episodes, 1984
Gordon Gostelow Gordon Gostelow ...  Alf Battle 6 episodes, 1984
Philip Bird Philip Bird ...  Hardie 6 episodes, 1984
Charon Bourke Charon Bourke ...  Marlene 6 episodes, 1984
Paul Clarkson Paul Clarkson ...  Mr. Christian 6 episodes, 1984
Liz Crowther Liz Crowther ...  Sylvia 6 episodes, 1984
David John ...  Laurel 6 episodes, 1984
Vicky Licorish Vicky Licorish ...  Dottie 6 episodes, 1984
Andrew Paul ...  Higgins 6 episodes, 1984


A hapless supermarket manager tries in vain to deal with hopeless staff and haphazard customers.

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24 September 1984 (UK) See more »

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Canal+, Mediaset, Taurus See more »
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(6 episodes)


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After the death of Leonard Rossiter the show was renamed Slinger's Day (1986) with Bruce Forsyth replacing Rossiter in the leading role. See more »


Remade as Check It Out (1985) See more »

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Supermarket From Hell
16 September 2006 | by ShadeGrenadeSee all my reviews

We shall never know what made Leonard Rossiter agree to star in this feeble Thames sitcom. It certainly couldn't have been the quality of the scripts. Though penned by Brian Cooke, one half of the writing team behind 'Man About The House' and 'George & Mildred', they proved about as funny as anthrax. The show cast Rossiter as 'Norman Tripper', the permanently harassed manager of a supermarket whose staff are either lazy or incompetent. Typical of the show's level of humour is the fact that two characters are named 'Laurel' and 'Hardy' so that Tripper can make a reference to 'Laurel & Hardy' the comedy duo. As Tripper, its easily Rossiter's least distinguished comedy performance, though this is not his fault. Tripper comes across as a weak 'Basil Fawlty' clone, constantly shouting his not very funny lines to no avail. Midway through the transmission of this series, Rossiter passed away, making 'Tripper's Day' his last ever work for television. Shame. He deserved a better epitaph than this.

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