Sykes. Eric Sykes (Eric Sykes). Copyright: BBC

Eric Sykes was an Oldham-born writer and actor who enjoyed a lengthy film, television, radio and stage career. He is best-remembered for his contributions to The Goon Show; two self-titled long-running sitcom series with Hattie Jacques; and a number of dialogue-free films and TV specials, which he also directed.

Year Production Role
2024 That's Entertainment: Eric Sykes Announced Self (Archive Material)
2021 Keep Em Laughing: 100 Years Of Tommy Cooper Self (Archive Material)
2020 Comedy Legends - Series 3
  1. E8 - Eric Sykes
Self (Archive Material)
2013 Radio 2's History Of British Comedy
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Self (Archive Material)
2012 The Late Great Eric Sykes Self (Archive Material)
2011 Legends Of British Comedy
  1. E3 - And It's Goodnight From Him - The Very Best Of Ronnie Barker
Self
2011 David Suchet On Sid Field: Last Of The Music Hall Heroes Self
2010 The Unforgettable... - Series 4
  1. E4 - Terry Scott
  2. E8 - Spike Milligan
Self
2010 Being Here - The Peter Sellers Story Self
2007 Eric Sykes - The Radio Years Self
2007 Last Of The Summer Wine - Series 28
  1. E1 - The Second Stag Night Of Doggy Wilkinson
Doggy
2007 Make 'Em Laugh, Make 'Em Laugh
  1. E2 - Attitudes To Work
  2. E3 - Fitting In And Being Accepted
Self
2007 My Family - Series 7
  1. E2 - Four Affairs And A Funeral
Henry Phillips
2005 The Unseen... - The Unseen Spike Milligan
  1. The Unseen Spike Milligan
Self
2005 The Comedians' Comedian Self
2004 Ronnie Barker: A BAFTA Tribute Self
2004 Britain's Best Sitcom
  1. E1 - The Launch
Guest
2003 Associated London Scripts
  1. E1 - Episode One
Self
2002 Spike Milligan... I Told You I Was Ill... A Live Tribute Self
2002 Reputations: Frankie Howerd Self
2002 Heroes Of Comedy - Series 6
  1. E3 - Spike Milligan
Self
2001 Arena: The Entertainers - Sykes And A Day Self
2000 The Unforgettable... - Series 2
  1. E5 - Frankie Howerd
Self
2000 Legends - Series 1
  1. E5 - Frankie Howerd
Self
2000 The Unforgettable... - Series 1
  1. E1 - Hattie Jacques
Self
1998 dinnerladies - Series 1
  1. E4 - Moods
Jim
1997 Heroes Of Comedy - Series 2
  1. E4 - The Goons
Writer (Additional Material)
1997 Heroes Of Comedy - Series 2
  1. E4 - The Goons
Self
1996 Spike Milligan Self
1995 Arena: The Peter Sellers Story
  1. E1 - Southsea To Shepperton
Self
1995 Heroes Of Comedy - Series 1
  1. E1 - A Special Tribute To... Frankie Howerd
Self
1994 Paul Merton's Palladium Story
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  1. E1 - Act One: The Variety Years
  2. E2 - Act Two: The Television Years
Self
1993 The Big Freeze Director
1993 The Big Freeze Writer
1993 The Big Freeze Plumber
1993 Splitting Heirs Jobson the Doorman
1991 At Last The Go On Show Self
1990 Arena: Oooh ER Missus! The Frankie Howerd Story Self
1989 The Nineteenth Hole
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
  7. E7 - Episode Seven
The Secretary
1988 Mr H Is Late Director
1988 Mr H Is Late Writer
1988 Mr H Is Late Senior Undertaker
1985 The Jewel In The Crown, Southall, Middx Eric
1982 The Eric Sykes 1990 Show Writer
1982 The Eric Sykes 1990 Show Ensemble Actor
1982 It's Your Move Director
1982 It's Your Move Writer
1982 It's Your Move Head Removal Man
1981 Spotlight: Eric Sykes: One Of The Great Troupers Writer
1981 If You Go Down In The Woods Today Director
1981 If You Go Down In The Woods Today Writer
1981 If You Go Down In The Woods Today Mr Pangbourne
1981 Spotlight: Eric Sykes: One Of The Great Troupers Host / Presenter
1980 The Likes Of Sykes Writer
1980 The Likes Of Sykes Ensemble Actor
1980 Rhubarb Rhubarb! Director
1980 Rhubarb Rhubarb! Writer
1980 Rhubarb Rhubarb! Inspector Rhubarb
1979 Charley's Aunt Writer (Adapted By)
1979 Charley's Aunt Brassett
1979 The Plank Director
1979 The Plank Writer
1979 The Plank Larger Workman
1979 Sykes - Series 7 Writer
1979 Sykes - Series 7 Eric Sykes
1977 Sykes - Series 6 Writer
1977 Sykes - Series 6 Eric Sykes
1976 Sykes - Series 5 Writer
1976 Sykes - Series 5 Eric Sykes
1975 Sykes - Series 4 Writer
1975 Sykes - Series 4 Eric Sykes
1974 Sykes - Series 3 Writer
1974 Sykes - Series 3 Eric Sykes
1973 Sykes - Series 2
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  1. E1 - An Engagement
  2. E2 - Bus
  3. E3 - Spy Ring
  4. E4 - Golf
  5. E5 - Rolls
  6. E6 - Peeping Tom
Writer
1973 Sykes - Series 2
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  1. E1 - An Engagement
  2. E2 - Bus
  3. E3 - Spy Ring
  4. E4 - Golf
  5. E5 - Rolls
  6. E6 - Peeping Tom
Eric Sykes
1973 Theatre Of Blood Sergeant Dogge
1972 Sykes - Series 1
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  1. E1 - Burglary
  2. E2 - Uncle
  3. E3 - Walk
  4. E4 - Menace
  5. E5 - Boat
  6. E6 - Stranger
  7. E7 - Football
  8. E8 - Job
  9. E9 - Ankle
  10. E10 - Mouse
  11. E11 - Dream
  12. E12 - Marriage
  13. E13 - Cat
  14. E14 - Journey
  15. E15 - Lodger
  16. E16 - Café
Writer
1972 Sykes - Series 1
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  1. E1 - Burglary
  2. E2 - Uncle
  3. E3 - Walk
  4. E4 - Menace
  5. E5 - Boat
  6. E6 - Stranger
  7. E7 - Football
  8. E8 - Job
  9. E9 - Ankle
  10. E10 - Mouse
  11. E11 - Dream
  12. E12 - Marriage
  13. E13 - Cat
  14. E14 - Journey
  15. E15 - Lodger
  16. E16 - Café
Eric Sykes
1972 The Alf Garnett Saga Self
1971 Sykes And A Big, Big Show Writer
1971 Sykes And A Big, Big Show Eric
1971 Sykes - With The Lid Off Writer
1971 Sykes - With The Lid Off Ensemble Actor
1971 Tommy Cooper
  1. Easter Special
Writer
1971 Tommy Cooper
  1. Easter Special
Guest
1970 Till Death Us Do Part - The Campaign's Over!
  1. The Campaign's Over!
Arthur Blenkinsopp
1969 Rhubarb! Director
1969 Monte Carlo Or Bust! Perkins
1969 Curry & Chips
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
Arthur Blenkinsop
1969 Spate Of Speight Ensemble Actor
1969 Rhubarb! Writer
1969 Rhubarb! Police Inspector Rhubarb
1968 Howerd's Hour Writer
1967 The Plank Director
1967 The Plank Writer
1967 The Plank Smaller Workman
1965 Sykes And A... - Series 9
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  1. E1 - A Mountain
  2. E2 - A Deb
  3. E3 - A Business
  4. E4 - A Golfer
  5. E5 - A Big Brother
  6. E6 - A Uniform
  7. E7 - A Nest Egg
Writer
1965 Sykes And A... - Series 9
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  1. E1 - A Mountain
  2. E2 - A Deb
  3. E3 - A Business
  4. E4 - A Golfer
  5. E5 - A Big Brother
  6. E6 - A Uniform
  7. E7 - A Nest Egg
Eric
1965 Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines Courtney
1964 Sykes And A... - Series 8
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  1. E1 - Two Birthdays
  2. E2 - A Hypnotist
  3. E3 - A Protest
  4. E4 - A Bird
  5. E5 - A Cold War
  6. E6 - A Gold?
Eric
1964 Sykes And A... - Series 8
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  1. E1 - Two Birthdays
  2. E2 - A Hypnotist
  3. E3 - A Protest
  4. E4 - A Bird
  5. E5 - A Cold War
  6. E6 - A Gold?
Writer
1964 A Last Word On The Election Writer
1964 The Telegoons - Series 2
  1. E2 - The Booted Gorilla
  2. E6 - Lurgi Strikes Britain
Writer
1964 Sykes And A... - Series 7
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  1. E1 - A Box
  2. E2 - A Plank
  3. E3 - A Search
  4. E4 - A Following
  5. E5 - A Menace
  6. E6 - A Log Cabin
  7. E7 - A Band
Writer
1964 Sykes And A... - Series 7
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  1. E1 - A Box
  2. E2 - A Plank
  3. E3 - A Search
  4. E4 - A Following
  5. E5 - A Menace
  6. E6 - A Log Cabin
  7. E7 - A Band
Eric
1964 The Bargee The Mariner
1963 The Telegoons - Series 1
  1. E5 - The Last Tram
  2. E9 - The Mystery of the Marie Celeste - Solved
Writer
1963 Sykes And A... - Series 6
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  1. E1 - A Fog
  2. E2 - A Phobia
  3. E3 - A Camping
  4. E4 - A Picture
  5. E5 - A Mouse
  6. E6 - A Walk
  7. E7 - A Referee
  8. E8 - A Pub
Writer
1963 Sykes And A... - Series 6
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  1. E1 - A Fog
  2. E2 - A Phobia
  3. E3 - A Camping
  4. E4 - A Picture
  5. E5 - A Mouse
  6. E6 - A Walk
  7. E7 - A Referee
  8. E8 - A Pub
Eric
1963 Heavens Above! Harry Smith
1963 Wish You Were Here! Host / Presenter
1962 Sykes And A... - Series 5
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  1. E1 - A Gamble
  2. E2 - A Job
  3. E3 - A Boat
  4. E4 - A Journey
  5. E5 - An Elephant
  6. E6 - A Rolls
  7. E7 - A Haunting
  8. E8 - A Dream
  9. Special - Sykes And His Sister
Writer
1962 Sykes And A... - Series 5
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  1. E1 - A Gamble
  2. E2 - A Job
  3. E3 - A Boat
  4. E4 - A Journey
  5. E5 - An Elephant
  6. E6 - A Rolls
  7. E7 - A Haunting
  8. E8 - A Dream
  9. Special - Sykes And His Sister
Eric
1961 Clicquot Et Fils Pierre Clicquot
1961 It's A Fair Cop Eric
1961 Very Important Person Willoughby
1961 Sykes And A... - Series 4
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  1. E1 - A Mission
  2. E2 - A Stranger
  3. E3 - A Cat
  4. E4 - A Bandage
  5. E5 - A Suspicion
  6. E6 - A Surprise
Writer
1961 Sykes And A... - Series 4
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  1. E1 - A Mission
  2. E2 - A Stranger
  3. E3 - A Cat
  4. E4 - A Bandage
  5. E5 - A Suspicion
  6. E6 - A Surprise
Eric
1961 Sykes And A... - Series 3
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  1. E1 - A Window
  2. E2 - A Salesman
  3. E3 - A Fancy Dress
  4. E4 - A Bath
  5. E5 - A Marriage
  6. E6 - An Ankle
Writer
1961 Sykes And A... - Series 3
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  1. E1 - A Window
  2. E2 - A Salesman
  3. E3 - A Fancy Dress
  4. E4 - A Bath
  5. E5 - A Marriage
  6. E6 - An Ankle
Eric
1961 Roamin' Holiday Crew
1961 Invasion Quartet German Band Conductor
1960 Watch Your Stern English Electrician
1960 Sykes And A... - Series 2
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  1. E1 - A Movie Camera
  2. E5 - A Brave Deed
Writer
1960 Sykes And A... - Series 2
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  1. E1 - A Movie Camera
  2. E2 - A Library Book
  3. E3 - A Holiday
  4. E4 - An Egg
  5. E5 - A Brave Deed
  6. E6 - A Cheque Book
Eric
1960 Sykes And A... - Series 1
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  1. E1 - A Telephone
  2. E2 - A Burglary
  3. E3 - A New Car
  4. E4 - An Uncle
  5. E5 - A Lodger
Eric
1959 Tommy The Toreador Martin
1959 Gala Opening Director
1959 Gala Opening Writer
1959 Gala Opening Actor
1958 The Peter Sellers Show Writer
1958 The Peter Sellers Show Ensemble Actor
1957 Closing Night Director
1957 Closing Night Writer
1957 The Howerd Crowd Writer
1957 Eric Sykes Presents Peter Sellers Writer
1957 Eric Sykes Presents Peter Sellers Ensemble Actor
1957 Closing Night Actor
1956 Hancock's Half Hour - Series 1
  1. E5 - The Radio Show
Army Private
1956 Opening Night Director
1956 Opening Night Writer
1956 Opening Night Host / Presenter
1956 The Tony Hancock Show - Series 1
  1. E4 - Episode Four
The Smooth Chops Man
1956 The Tony Hancock Show - Series 1
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
Writer
1956 Dress Rehearsal Writer
1956 The Idiot Weekly, Price 2d Script Editor
1956 The Idiot Weekly, Price 2d Ensemble Actor
1956 Jimmy Logan Crew
1956 Dress Rehearsal Director
1955 The Harry Secombe Show Writer
1955 The Goon Show - Series 6
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  1. E1 - The Man Who Won The War
  2. E2 - The Secret Escritoire
  3. E18 - Tales Of Montmartre
  4. E30 - China Story
Writer
1955 The Howerd Crowd - Series 2 Writer
1955 Secombe Here! Writer
1955 Max Bygraves Crew
1954 Orders Are Orders Writer (Additional Material)
1954 Orders Are Orders Private Waterhouse
1954 The Goon Show - Series 5
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  1. E7 - Lurgi Strikes Britain
  2. E8 - The Mystery of the Marie Celeste (Solved)
  3. E9 - The Last Tram (from Clapham)
  4. E10 - The Booted Gorilla (Found?)
  5. E11 - The Spanish Suitcase
  6. E12 - Dishonoured, or The Fall of Neddie Seagon
  7. E13 - Forog
  8. Special - Ye Bandit of Sherwood Forest
  9. E15 - 1985
  10. E16 - The Case of the Missing Heir
  11. E17 - China Story
  12. E18 - Under Two Floorboards - A Story of the Legion
  13. E19 - The Missing Scroll
  14. E20 - Nineteen-Eighty-Five
  15. E21 - The Sinking of Westminster Pier
  16. E22 - The Fireball of Milton Street
  17. E23 - The Six Ingots of Leadenhall Street
  18. E24 - Yehti
  19. E25 - The White Box of Great Bardfield
  20. E26 - The End
Writer
1954 Paradise Street Writer
1953 The Frankie Howerd Show Writer
1953 Nuts In May Writer
1953 A Good Idea - Son! Writer
1952 Frankie Howerd's Korean Party Writer
1952 Educating Archie - Series 3 Writer
1952 Frankie Howerd Goes East Writer
1952 The Howerd Crowd - Series 1 Writer
1951 Frankie Howerd's Christmas Show Writer
1951 Educating Archie - Series 2 Writer
1950 Educating Archie - Series 1 Writer

Non-comedy TV and film credits may be found here:
Eric Sykes on IMDb

Born
Friday 4th May 1923
Died
Wednesday 4th July 2012 (aged 89)
AKA
Rick Allen
Nationality
English
Home town
Oldham
Slapstick Festival Awards 2009
Award for Visual Comedy (Winner)
British Comedy Awards 1992
Lifetime Achievement Award (Winner)
BAFTA Television Awards 1961
Best Light Entertainment Artist (Winner)
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