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Dad's Army

Series 9

Episode 5: Number Engaged

Duration: 31 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Classic wartime sitcom. Mainwaring's motley crew is put in charge of a vital telephone line. They awake to find a bomb enmeshed in the wires.

Contributors

Capt Mainwaring:
Arthur Lowe
Sgt Wilson:
John Le Mesurier
Cpl Jones:
Clive Dunn
Private Frazer:
John Laurie
Private Godfrey:
Arnold Ridley
Private Pike:
Ian Lavender
Chief Warden Hodges:
Bill Pertwee
Producer:
David Croft
Director:
Bob Spiers

Are You Being Served?

Series 6

Episode 6: Happy Returns

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Classic sitcom set in a department store. It is young Mr Grace's birthday and he's in for a surprise courtesy of the Gentlemen's and Ladies' departments.

Contributors

Mr Humphries:
John Inman
Mrs Slocombe:
Mollie Sugden
Captain Peacock:
Frank Thornton
Miss Brahms:
Wendy Richard
Young Mr Grace:
Harold Bennett
Mr Tebbs:
James Hayter
Mr Rumbold:
Nicholas Smith
Mr Harman:
Arthur English
Producer:
David Croft
Director:
Bob Spiers

Fawlty Towers

Series 2

Episode 6: Basil the Rat

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Available for 5 months

Sitcom about a manic hotelier. Havoc ensues when a public health inspector threatens to close the hotel and Manuel introduces his pet 'hamster'.

Contributors

Miss Gatsby:
Renee Roberts
Miss Tibbs:
Gilly Flower
Director:
Bob Spiers

Fawlty Towers

Series 2

Episode 4: The Kipper and the Corpse

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland HD

Available for 5 months

Sitcom about a manic hotelier. When a guest at Fawlty Towers meets an unfortunate end, Basil decides to dispose of the body himself.

Contributors

Miss Tibbs:
Gilly Flower
Director:
Bob Spiers

Fawlty Towers

Series 2

Episode 2: The Psychiatrist

Duration: 40 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland

Available for 5 months

Classic sitcom about a disaster-prone hotelier. A medallion man, a pair of psychiatrists, a pretty Australian girl and a ladder cause Basil some embarrassment.

Contributors

Basil Fawlty:
John Cleese
Sybil Fawlty:
Prunella Scales
Polly Sherman:
Connie Booth
Miss Gatsby:
Renee Roberts
Raylene Miles:
Luan Peters
Major Gowan:
Ballard Berkley
Miss Tibbs:
Gilly Flower
Mr Johnson:
Nicky Henson
Dr Abbott:
Basil Henson
Mrs Abbott:
Elspet Gray
Director:
Bob Spiers

Fawlty Towers

Series 2

Episode 3: Waldorf Salad

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales HD

Available for 5 months

Classic sitcom about a hotel run by disaster-prone Basil Fawlty and his overbearing wife, Sybil. An unusual request in the restaurant sends Basil over the edge. Show more

Contributors

Basil Fawlty:
John Cleese
Sybil Fawlty:
Prunella Scales
Polly Sherman:
Connie Booth
Mr. Libson:
Anthony Dawes
Mrs. Johnston:
June Ellis
Major Gowan:
Ballard Berkley
Miss Tibbs:
Gilly Flower
Director:
Bob Spiers

Fawlty Towers

Series 2

Episode 5: The Anniversary

Duration: 35 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland HD

Available for 5 months

Classic sitcom about a disaster-prone hotelier. Basil plans a surprise wedding anniversary party, but when the guests arrive there is one vital element missing.

Are You Being Served?

Series 6

Episode 5: A Bliss Girl

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Classic sitcom set in a department store. Mr Humphries stands in behind the perfume counter.

Contributors

Mrs Slocombe:
Mollie Sugden
Mr Humphries:
John Inman
Captain Peacock:
Frank Thornton
Miss Brahms:
Wendy Richard
Mr Rumbold:
Nicholas Smith
Director:
Bob Spiers
Producer:
David Croft

Are You Being Served?

Series 9

Episode 2: Conduct Unbecoming

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Classic sitcom set in a department store. Mr Humphries is suspected when money goes missing from the till. Show more

Contributors

Mrs Slocombe:
Mollie Sugden
Mr Humphries:
John Inman
Captain Peacock:
Frank Thornton
Miss Brahms:
Wendy Richard
Mr Rumbold:
Nicholas Smith
Mr Spooner:
Mike Berry
Mr Harman:
Arthur English
Miss Belfridge:
Candy Davis
Mr Wagstaff:
Tony Sympson
Producer:
Bob Spiers

Absolutely Fabulous

Series 1

Episode 2: Fat

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Available for 11 months

Sitcom set in the world of fashion and PR. Edina's weight problem becomes critical when she hears she is going to be visited by her reed-like model friend from the 60s. Show more