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Sykes

Series 7

Episode 3: The Stay-at-Home Holiday

Duration: 25 minutes

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

Sitcom about a middle-aged brother and sister. Eric and Hattie are ready to depart for their holiday in the West Country, leaving Miss Rumbelow in charge.

Contributors

PC 'Corky' Turnball:
Deryck Guyler
Miss Rumbelow:
Joy Harington
Writer:
Eric Sykes

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, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One CambridgeshireLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Comedy in which the Carry On gang run a marriage bureau. The proprietors, Sid and Sophie Bliss (Sid James and Hattie Jaques) seem set on matching the most unlikely couples.

Contributors

Sidney Bliss:
Sidney James
Percival Snooper:
Kenneth Williams
James Bedsop:
Charles Hawtrey
Esme Crowfoot:
Joan Sims
Terence Philpot:
Terry Scott
Bertie Muffet:
Richard O'Callaghan
Gripper Burke:
Bernard Bresslaw
Director:
Gerald Thomas
Producer:
Peter Rogers

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Duration: 1 hour, 29 minutes

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

Comedy about a doctor who intends to make a fortune selling the weight-reducing potion he discovered while working at a mission in the South Seas. With Kenneth Williams. Show more

Contributors

Frederick Carver:
Kenneth Williams
Dr James Nookey:
Jim Dale
Gladstone Screwer:
Sidney James
Ellen Moore:
Joan Sims
Dr Ernest Stoppidge:
Charles Hawtrey
Goldie Locks:
Barbara Windsor
Miss Fosdick:
Patsy Rowlands
Director:
Gerald Thomas
Producer:
Peter Rogers

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Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

British comedy with the Carry On team. A shop steward finds himself at loggerheads with the management at a lavatory factory, and discovers that his budgie has a special talent. Show more

Contributors

Sid Plummer:
Sidney James
Charles Coote:
Charles Hawtrey
Chloe Moore:
Joan Sims
Beattie Plummer:
Hattie Jacques
Bernie Hulke:
Bernard Bresslaw
Vic Spanner:
Kenneth Cope
Myrtle Plummer:
Jacki Piper
Miss Withering:
Patsy Rowlands
Fred Moore:
Bill Maynard
Director:
Gerald Thomas
Producer:
Peter Rogers

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Duration: 1 hour, 31 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Early comic outing in which the Carry On team's battle of the sexes takes to the roads as a neglected wife sets up a cab firm to rival that of her work-obsessed husband. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

British comedy about a gang's plan to raid a maternity hospital to steal a gigantic stock of birth control pills. Starring Sid James, Kenneth Williams and Barbara Windsor. Show more

Contributors

Sid Carter:
Sidney James
Sir Bernard Cutting:
Kenneth Williams
Dr Francis A Goode:
Charles Hawtrey
Nurse Susan Ball:
Barbara Windsor
Mrs Tidey:
Joan Sims
Director:
Gerald Thomas

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Duration: 1 hour, 25 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Farcical comedy set in the great outdoors. A pair of likely lads trick their girlfriends into accompanying them to a nudist colony - but it turns out to be a family campsite. Show more

Contributors

Sid Boggle:
Sidney James
Joan Fussey:
Joan Sims
Peter Potter:
Terry Scott
Miss Haggerd:
Hattie Jacques
Joshua Fiddler:
Peter Butterworth
Director:
Gerald Thomas

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Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 10 months

Classic comedy directed by and starring Eric Sykes. Two workmen struggle with a plank of work as they attempt to move it from a timber yard to their building site.

This Is Your Life

Series 8

Episode 19: Hattie Jacques

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC TelevisionLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Available for years

Eamonn Andrews looks at Hattie Jacques's life and career, with contributions from John Le Mesurier, Eric Sykes and Leslie Phillips. (1963) Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Eamonn Andrews
Interviewed Guest:
Hattie Jacques
Participant:
John Le Mesurier
Participant:
Eric Sykes
Participant:
Leslie Phillips
Participant:
Shirley Eaton
Participant:
Leonard Sachs
Participant:
Bernard Miles
Director:
Vere Lorrimer