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Duration: 30 minutes

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

Popular 1970s sitcom about a middle-class, middle-aged rebel. Why is Reggie referring to his mother-in-law as a hippopotamus? Show more

To the Manor Born

Series 3

Episode 7: Back to the Manor

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Stately sitcom. Audrey's hopes of regaining her position as lady of the manor look like being dashed when Richard's business crisis forces him to sell up.

Contributors

Audrey fforbes-Hamilton:
Penelope Keith
Richard DeVere:
Peter Bowles
Marjory Frobisher:
Angela Thorne
Mrs Polouvicka:
Daphne Heard
Lumsden:
John Barron
The Brigadier:
Anthony Sharp
The Rector:
Gerald Sim
Brabinger:
John Rudling
Mrs Patterson:
John Rudling
Arnold Plunkett:
Dennis Ramsden
JJ Anderson:
Jonathan Elsom
Captain Newman:
Tim Barrett
Mrs Beacham:
Betty Tucker
Director:
Ian Rawnsley
SCRIPT ASSOCIATE:
Christopher Bond

Yes, Prime Minister

Series 1

Episode 3: The Smoke Screen

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Political sitcom. Jim sees how he can use the health minister's desire to abolish smoking through taxation to stop Treasury opposition to his plans for tax cuts. Show more

Contributors

James Hacker:
Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby:
Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley:
Derek Fowlds
Sir Ian Whitworth - DHSS Secretary:
John Barron
Dr Peter Thorn - Minister of State at the DHSS:
Clive Merrison
Sir Frank Gordon, Permanent Secretary of the Treasury:
Peter Cellier
Leslie Potts - Minister for Sport:
Bill Wallis
Gerald - Chairman British Tobacco Group:
Brian Hawksley
Writer:
Antony Jay

Yes, Minister

Series 3

Episode 7: The Middle-Class Rip-Off

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Political sitcom. Jim Hacker supports the sale of an art gallery, which will help fund the ailing local football club. Sir Humphrey is horrified. Show more

Contributors

James Hacker:
Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby:
Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley:
Derek Fowlds
Sir Arnold Robinson:
John Nettleton
Sir Ian Whitchurch:
John Barron
Brian Wilkinson:
Patrick O'Connell
Aston Wanderers Board Member:
Derek Benfield

Comedy Connections

Series 2

Episode 4: The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin

Duration: 30 minutes

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

The history of classic comedy shows. A look at 1970s sitcom The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin, including interviews with writer and stars. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Julia Sawalha
Participant:
Geoffrey Palmer
Participant:
John Barron
Participant:
Sue Nicholls
Participant:
John Horsley
Participant:
Tim Preece
Participant:
David Nobbs
Participant:
John Howard Davis
Participant:
Gareth Gwenlan
Series Producer:
Toby Stevens

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Reggie's revolt against the normality of his life is becoming brazen. While Elizabeth is away, he gives a dinner party without any food.

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Reggie decides to put an end to it. He says goodbye to Joan, makes a drunken speech to the British Fruit Association, says goodbye to Elizabeth and fakes his own suicide. Show more

Duration: 27 minutes

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

After his fake suicide, Reggie tries out his new life in which he can be anyone and go anywhere. However, he realises that all he really wants is Elizabeth. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Reggie attends his own memorial service in disguise and re-enters Elizabeth's life as an old friend of Reggie, Martin Wellbourne. Show more

To the Manor Born

Series 3

Episode 6: Connections in High Places

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Sitcom. Richard's business empire hits a serious crisis.

Contributors

Audrey fforbes-Hamilton:
Penelope Keith
Richard DeVere:
Peter Bowles
Marjory Frobisher:
Angela Thorne
Mrs Polouvicka:
Daphne Heard
Lumsden:
John Barron
Brigadier Lemington:
Anthony Sharp

Yes, Minister

Series 2

Episode 1: The Compassionate Society

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Political sitcom. Minister for administrative affairs Jim Hacker struggles to cut administrative staff in the Health Service.

Contributors

Bernard Woolley:
Derek Fowlds
Jim Hacker MP:
Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby:
Nigel Hawthorne
George:
Arthur Cox
Sir Ian Whitworth:
John Barron
Brian Baker:
Norman Bird
Mrs Rogers:
Rosemary Frankau
Billy Fraser:
Stephen Tate
Writer:
Antony Jay

The Avengers

Series 4

Episode 24: A Sense of History

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

When the author of a visionary plan to eliminate world poverty is found dead with an arrow in his back, Steed dons his bowler hat to investigate.