No Sex Please - We're British. Brian Runnicles (Ronnie Corbett). Credit: Columbia Pictures
No Sex Please - We're British

No Sex Please - We're British

  • 1973 film

Ronnie Corbett and Arthur Lowe star in an adaptation of the long-running stage farce about a bank, some Swedish glassware, and obscene material. Also features Beryl Reid, Ian Ogilvy, Susan Penhaligon, Michael Bates, Cheryl Hall and more.

No Sex Please - We're British

Key details

Ronnie Corbett, Beryl Reid, Arthur Lowe, Ian Ogilvy, Susan Penhaligon, Michael Bates, Cheryl Hall, David Swift and more
Anthony Marriott, Alistair Foot, Johnnie Mortimer and Brian Cooke
Cliff Owen
John Gale, John R. Sloan and John Woolf

Life for newly-married assistant bank manager David Hunter is pretty easy - until a series of peculiar parcels begin arriving at his flat above the Windsor bank, and getting chief clerk Brian Runnicles into an awful fluster!

Brian and wife Penny are at a loss as to understand why they are in receipt of stacks of books entitled 1001 Perversions, dozens of reels of blue movies and hundreds more saucy postcards. She ordered some Swedish-made glassware, but the parcels arriving at the flat are Swedish produce of an entirely different nature!

Whilst David struggles to keep the matter from his anti-pornography campaigner boss Mr. Bowler, and Penny finds herself constantly frustrated by David's domineering and demanding vegetarian mother Bertha who has imposed herself upon the couple for the week, Brian runs around the town attempting to dispose of the goods.

And when two barely-clothed young women turn up one evening, Brian's convinced he's finally snapped!

Will the trio ever manage to get rid of the dirty material? Can they avoid the police discovering the parcels and accusing them of distribution? And just who is sending such filthy items - and why?!

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Additional details

UK certificate
93 minutes
UK release
Wednesday 25th July 1973


Camera set-up
Single camera
Music composed and conducted by Eric Rogers.

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Broadcast details

Most recent repeats
  • Thursday 25th March 2021 at 12:40am on TPTV
  • Tuesday 22nd December 2020 at 1:40am on TPTV
  • Tuesday 29th September 2020 at 10:00pm on TPTV

Recording details

  • Pinewood Studios
  • Eton and Windsor

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