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Casanova ’73

Leslie Phillips (who else?) stars in this short lived BBC1 sitcom about the dealings of Henry Newhouse ("casa nova" literally meaning "New house " in Italian) and was basically a bedroom farce in tv format. … Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson, it was famously swapped places with Mastermind, which was a late night quiz at the time. … Casanova disappeared after a while, while Mastermind found a whole new audience and became a huge success. …