ARCHIVE TV ADVENT CALENDAR DAY THREE: 3 December 1969: My World and Welcome To It (BBC2/NBC)

William Windon stars as New Yorkerish satirical cartoonist John Monroe in this US sitcom. This episode involves a rejection, a seal and a psychotic hallucination.

This imported NBC sitcom first aired on BBC2 on 12 November 1969, going out on Wednesday nights at around 10pm. From 21 June 1970, it made the move to BBC1, with a repeat run of the series going out on Sundays just after 11pm. Despite gathering positive reviews, moderate viewing figures led NBC to cancel the series after a single 26-episode season. In a final hurrah, it went on to win the Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series, and the single season subsequently got a 1972 repeat run on NBC.

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