Friday 1 March 1963 – Patrick Wymark appeared as Nicolai, a Russian tuba player who applies for asylum in the Galton and Simpson ‘Comedy Playhouse’ OUR MAN IN MOSCOW. Robert Morley starred as Sir William Hunter, the British ambassador to Moscow, and Frank Thornton played his secretary, Mortimer. Although the comedy did not spin off into a full series, one reviewer said that, “As the runaway tuba player who was not allowed to play Strauss, Patrick Wymark was gay and temperamental and an admirable foil to Morley’s blustering diplomat.”