Jim London is a young scallywag who spends his time pursuing Wanda Pickels as her husband Stan is in jail. A young woman, Vera Spigott, fancies Jim but he isn't interested in her. Up the Elephant and Round the Castle is a British television sitcom which aired from 1983 to 1985, starring comedian Jim Davidson, who played the role of Jim London.. The show gave early exposure to Anita Dobson. The show was made for the ITV network by Thames Television.