Riding high on his success as both Rising Damp’s seedy landlord Rigsby and frustrated middle-manager and fantasist Reggie Perrin, Leonard Rossiter slipped further down the social ladder to portray a low-rent, manipulative wrestling manager determined to make a quick buck. Penned by celebrated journalist, writer and satirist Alan Coren, this hilariously wry sitcom is directed by Joe McGrath and also stars Alfred Molina – in his first television role – as the champion non-champion.
After an extended run of bad luck, wrestling manager Sydney Foskett hits upon an an unorthodox way to improve his fortunes: hire a fall guy to lose deliberately and make money from on bribes! He signs up Nigel, a dim-witted young giant currently employed as a fairground wrestler, and it seems the crowd does indeed love a loser – as long as his protégé keeps losing...
The original transmission masters of The Losers have long since been destroyed, with all five episodes on this set digitally recovered from the only existing off-air recordings; episode six remains missing but a PDF of the script is included on this set. Viewers will notice a drop in picture quality when compared to other 1970s series released on DVD.