The Bargee. Image shows from L to R: Ronnie (Ronnie Barker), Hemel Pike (Harry H. Corbett). Copyright: Associated British Picture Corporation
The Bargee

The Bargee

  • 1964 film

Meet Hemel Pike, the Casanova of the canals. Born on the waterways, he sees no downside to the aquatic life - but events could catch up with him. Stars Harry H. Corbett, Hugh Griffith, Eric Sykes, Ronnie Barker, Julia Foster and more.

The Bargee. Hemel Pike (Harry H. Corbett). Copyright: Associated British Picture Corporation

Key details

Genre
Film
Released
1964
Stars
Harry H. Corbett, Hugh Griffith, Eric Sykes, Ronnie Barker, Julia Foster, Miriam Karlin, Eric Barker, Derek Nimmo and more
Writers
Ray Galton and Alan Simpson
Director
Duncan Wood
Producer
W. A. Whittaker
Companies

Hemel Pike loves his life on the canals and wouldn't have it any other way. Not only is he not tied down, but he has the luxury of a string of attractive women up and down the nation's waterways to call upon - it's a lifestyle that suits him just fine.

On one particularly troublesome journey from base in Brentford up to Birmingham however, the inevitable happens: one of his squeezes has fallen pregnant. With every other person he's met on the trip - including another regular girlfriend - enquiring about his future and settling on dry land, could this be a sign of the end of the waterways for the canal Casanova?

Additional details

UK certificate
PG
Duration
101 minutes
Production
Studio
Picture
Colour

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Broadcast details

Most recent repeats
  • Sunday 3rd July 2022 at 2:35pm on TPTV
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