First appearing in the Hitchcock film The Lady Vanishes, Charters and Caldicott is an updated BBC mystery series. The story shows the pair in their retirement. Caldicott lives in the splendid Viceroy Court in Marylebone, whilst Charters is a widower living in a country cottage near Reigate, travelling up to his Pall Mall club on a Green Line bus (hailing it on the street as if it were a taxi). When a young girl is found murdered in Caldicott's flat, Charters and Caldicott forsake their regular Friday lunch and cinema visit to involve themselves in solving the crime...
Runtime: 50 minutes
Charters & Caldicott - Charters and Caldicott - Netflix
Charters and Caldicott started out as two supporting characters in the 1938 Alfred Hitchcock film The Lady Vanishes. The two humorous and cricket-obsessed characters were played by Naunton Wayne and Basil Radford. The characters were created by Frank Launder and Sidney Gilliat. The duo became very popular and were used as recurring characters in subsequent films, in BBC Radio productions, and eventually in their own BBC television series.
Charters & Caldicott - Radford and Wayne's film appearances together - Netflix
Appearances billed as Charters and Caldicott are in bold. Those not in bold are either unbilled or billed under other names, such as Bright and Early, but are essentially the same character duo. These characters' names are listed with Radford's character's first. The Lady Vanishes (1938) Night Train to Munich (1940) Crook's Tour (1941) The Next of Kin (1942) as Careless talkers on train Millions Like Us (1943) Dead of Night (1945) as Parratt and Potter A Girl in a Million (1946) as Prendergast and Fotheringham Quartet (1948) as Garnet and Leslie It's Not Cricket (1949) as Bright and Early Passport to Pimlico (1949) as Gregg and Straker Stop Press Girl (1949) as The Mechanical Types Helter Skelter (1949) unnamed