• TV sitcom
  • BBC Two
  • 1972
  • 9 episodes (1 series)

Ray Galton and Alan Simpson's 9-part adaptation of the French comic novel about the erection of a public convenience in a small village, Clochemerle. Stars Cyril Cusack, Roy Dotrice, Wendy Hiller, Kenneth Griffith, Micheline Presle and more.

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Series 1, Episode 1 - The Magnificent Idea Of Barthelemy Piechut

Comedy concerning the brouhaha caused by the building of a public pissoir in a French village.

Broadcast details

Friday 18th February 1972
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Cyril Cusack Barthelemy Piechut
Roy Dotrice Curé Ponosse
Wendy Hiller Justine Putet
Kenneth Griffith Ernest Tafardel
Micheline Presle The Baroness Courtebiche
Catherine Rouvel Judith Toumignon
Freddie Earlle Francois Toumignon
Cyd Hayman Adele Torbayon
Barry Linehan Arthur Torbayon
Bernard Bresslaw Nicholas The Beadle
Christian Roberts Hippolyte Foncimagne
Georgina Moon Rose Bivaque
James Wardroper Claudius Brodequin
Peter Madden Doctor Mouralle
Ian Gray Oscar De St. Choul
Richard Shaw Eugene Fadet
Carolyn Moody Madame Fadet
Larry Noble Ploquin
John Barrett Poipanel
Roland MacLeod Machevoigne
Michael Golden Lagouche
John Turtle Laroudel
Ruth Harrison Madame Chavaigne
Deddie Davies Madame Fouache
Miriam Raymond Madame Nicholas
Gwen Nelson Madame Voujon
Mollie Maureen Madame Lagousse
Peter Ustinov Narrator
Guest cast
Wolfe Morris Monsieur Girodot
Elspeth MacNaughton Madame Girodot
Madeline Smith Hortense Girodot
David Quilter Bernard Samothrace
Mandy Jenner Estelle De St. Choul
Hugh Griffith Alexandre Bourdillat
Aubrey Woods Aristide Focart
Meredith Edwards Abbé Jouffe
Diane Holland Honorine
Writing team
Gabriel Chevalier Writer
Ray Galton Writer (Adapted By)
Alan Simpson Writer (Adapted By)
Production team
Michael Mills Producer
Geoffrey Botterill Editor
Christopher Rowlands Editor
Spencer Chapman Production Designer
Alan Roper Composer

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