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Sykes

Series 1

Episode 6: Stranger

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Classic comedy. Eric and Hattie are visited by a mysterious stranger who claims that he has returned to honour a childhood promise.

Contributors

Tommy Grando:
Peter Sellers
PC Corky Turnbull:
Deryck Guyler
Mrs Hackenschmidt:
Joan Young
Store Manager:
Frank Gatliff
Producer:
Roger Race
Director:
Roger Race
Miss Jones:
Mary Miller
Deirdre:
Cheryl Hall
Executive Producer:
Dennis Main Wilson

Duration: 1 hour, 41 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Classic satire on British industry in which an upper-class dimwit (Ian Carmichael) is thrown onto the shop floor by his crooked uncle in an attempt to provoke a strike. Show more

Contributors

Fred Kite:
Peter Sellers
Stanley Windrush:
Ian Carmichael
Major Hitchcock:
Terry-Thomas
Sidney De Vere Cox:
Richard Attenborough
Bertram Tracepurcel:
Dennis Price
Mrs Kite:
Irene Handl
Director:
John Boulting
Producer:
Roy Boulting

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Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Dystopian film comedy. When General Jack D Ripper becomes impotent, he blames his affliction on the Soviets and dispatches a squadron of B52s to bomb Moscow. Introduced by Steve Coogan. Show more

Contributors

Group Captain Lionel Mandrake:
Peter Sellers
President Merkin Muffley:
Peter Sellers
Dr Strangelove:
Peter Sellers
General Buck Turgidson:
George C Scott
Brigadier General Jack D Ripper:
Sterling Hayden
Colonel Bat Guano:
Keenan Wynn

Formats

Duration: 1 hour, 23 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Vintage British comedy starring Peter Sellers. Three criminals break out of prison to carry out a daring jewel robbery and then return to jail to establish the perfect alibi. Show more

Contributors

Dodger Lane:
Peter Sellers
Soapy Stevens:
Wilfrid Hyde-White
Cheif PA Crout:
Lionel Jeffries
Lennie Price:
Bernard Cribbins
Jelly Knight:
David Lodge
Mrs Price:
Irene Handl
The Governor:
Maurice Denham
Director:
Robert Day

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Duration: 1 hour, 20 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Classic British comedy starring Peter Sellers. A tweed manufacturer's elderly accountant devises a plan to save the company from an American takeover bid. Show more

Contributors

Mr Martin:
Peter Sellers
Robert MacPherson:
Robert Morley
Andrew Darling:
Jameson Clark

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Duration: 1 hour, 38 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Classic comedy. Inspector Jacques Clouseau (Peter Sellers) investigates the murder of Mr Benjamin Ballon's driver at a country estate. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Blake Edwards
Jacques Clouseau:
Peter Sellers
Maria Gambrelli:
Elke Sommer
Benjamin Ballon:
George Sanders
Charles Dreyfus:
Herbert Lom
Dominique Ballon:
Tracy Reed
Hercule LaJoy:
Graham Stark
Madame LaFarge:
Vanda Godsell
Georges:
David Lodge
Francois:
Andre Maranne
Producer:
Blake Edwards

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Duration: 40 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 8 months

A special edition of the much-loved radio comedy show, performed to a distinguished audience and recorded during the BBC’s fiftieth anniversary celebrations in 1972. Show more

Contributors

Performer:
Spike Milligan
Performer:
Peter Sellers
Performer:
Harry Secombe
Performer:
Ray Ellington
Performer:
Max Geldray
Performer:
Andrew Timothy

Genres

Duration: 1 hour, 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Musical fairy tale based on the classic Brothers Grimm story. A woodcutter and his wife wish for a small boy. They are granted this wish in the miniature form of Tom Thumb.

Contributors

Tom Thumb:
Russ Tamblyn
Forest Queen:
June Thorburn
Jonathan:
Bernard Miles
The Cobbler:
Ian Wallace
Kapellmeister:
Peter Butterworth
Town Crier:
Peter Bull
Voice of Yawning Man:
Stan Freeberg
Voice of Con-Fu-Shon:
Dal McKennon
Producer:
George Pal
Director:
George Pal

Formats

Duration: 1 hour, 20 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Classic comedy in which the tiny Grand Duchy of Fenwick declares war on the United States with the aim of glorious defeat and a hefty sum in postwar aid. Starring Peter Sellers. Show more

Contributors

Gloriana XII:
Peter Sellers
Rupert Mountjoy:
Peter Sellers
Tully Bascombe:
Peter Sellers
Helen Kokintz:
Jean Seberg
Will Buckley:
William Hartnell
Benter:
Leo McKern
Professor Alfred Kokintz:
David Kossoff
General Snippet:
MacDonald Parke
US Secretary of Defence:
Austin Willis
Director:
Jack Arnold

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