Tripper's Day

Tripper's Day is a British television sitcom produced by Thames Television for ITV. The plot centres on Leonard Rossiter as Norman Tripper, a northern manager assigned to a London supermarket with problematic staff. The programme received poor reviews and was Rossiter's final television work; the actor died between the broadcast of the second and third episodes.[1]

Tripper's Day
Written byBrian Cooke
Directed byMichael Mills
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series1
No. of episodes6
Producer(s)Thames Television
Running time30 minutes
Original networkITV
Original release24 September (1984-09-24) 
29 October 1984 (1984-10-29)
Followed bySlinger's Day
Related showsCheck It Out!
Full Frys

The series was brought back two years later with Bruce Forsyth in the lead role, under the new title Slinger's Day. In Canada and United States the series had a remake under the title Check it Out! (1985–1988). In Sweden, comical duo Stefan & Krister starred in Full Frys, a TV series largely based on Tripper's Day and Check it Out!.

Episode list

#TitleDirectorWriterOriginal air date
1"Special Offers"Anthony ParkerBrian Cooke24 September 1984 (1984-09-24)
2"Foreign Parts"Michael MillsBrian Cooke1 October 1984 (1984-10-01)
3"Games People Play"Michael MillsBrian Cooke8 October 1984 (1984-10-08)
4"Token of Esteem"Michael MillsBrian Cooke15 October 1984 (1984-10-15)
5"Alarms and Diversions"Michael MillsBrian Cooke22 October 1984 (1984-10-22)
6"Vatman and Robbin"Michael MillsBrian Cooke29 October 1984 (1984-10-29)

DVD release

The complete series of Tripper's Day was released on DVD on 20 September 2010.[2]


  1. "Leonard Rossiter's Last Work – Tripper's Day". British Classic Comedy. 1 December 2016. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
  2. "Tripper's Day - The Complete Series". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 13 November 2019.

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