As the name implies, this was a series wehere Terry Scott looked at a particular subject, but had things panned out differently with production, it would have been a whole new kettle of fish. The first programme was actually written as a showcase for the talents of Kenneth Williams, but he got cold feet, and backed out before filming began, with his replacement making the show his own and one fo the first comedy successes of BBC2.
Each show concentrated on a single subject, like the Frank Muir Goes Into series on radio, and benefitted from top quality scripting throughout the series, although the earlier ones were especially good, and also from Terry Scott's willingness to drag up, or dress in outlandish costumes for whatever occasion. June Whitfield also joined the cast from September 1969, and started a screen partnership that would endure through the sticoms Happy Ever After and Terry and June.
In total there were 31 episodes lasting 45 minutes (the first three were black and white), with a short special as part of Christmas Night With The Stars in 1970, however, many of the early shows were junked. Luckily some have made it into private hands and have recently turned up through the efforts of various individuals. For more information about this please go here, and take a look at the forum.
It is worth noting that althought he series was called Scott On... all the colour editinos were broadcast under the banner of Show of the Week on BBC2.
SERIES 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
SPECIALS 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
This pilot episode was written by Marty Feldman and Barry Took and Produced by Dennis Main Wilson. It lasted 45 minutes and was recorded in black and white.
This series was written by Marty Feldman and Barry Took and Produced by Dennis Main Wilson. Each episode ran for 45 minutes and was recorded in blackk and white.
The second special was recorded in colour and the duration was 45 minutes, with script by Bryan Blackburn,and production by Kenneth Carter.
This series was the longest yet, running to 6 x 45 minute colour episodes written by Bryan Blackburn, Dick Vosburgh and Eric Davidson, with production by Kenneth Carter and Peter Whitmore.
|5.Oct.69||The Seven Deadly Sins|
This series consisted of a further 6 x 45 minute colour episodes written by Dave Freeman and produced by Peter Whitmore.
This a short special as part of the programme Christmas Night With The Stars. Written by John Kane and produced by Peter Whitmore.
This series consisted of a further 7 x 45 minute colour episodes written by Dave Freeman and produced by Peter Whitmore.
This series consisted of a further 5 x 45 minute colour episodes written by John Kane and Humphrey Ventnor, with additional material by Eric Merriman and others, with production by Peter Whitmore.
|9.Oct.71||The Sex War|
|11.Dec.72||The Permissive Society|
This was the final outing for Scott On.. and was produced by Peter Whitmore.