• 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 8 - The Dreaded Arrival Of Captain Tardivaux

An army captain has an affair with the innkeeper's wife.

Broadcast details

Friday 7th April 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
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
Gordon Rollings Blazot
Peter Ustinov Narrator
Guest cast
Sheila Brennan Babette Manapoux
Pamela Cundell 1st Washerwoman
Nita Lorraine 2nd Washerwoman
Nigel Green Captain Tardivaux
Tom Kempinski Lieutenant
Kenneth Watson Sergeant
Writing team
Gabriel Chevalier Writer
Ray Galton Writer (Adapted By)
Alan Simpson Writer (Adapted By)
Production team
Michael Mills Producer
Christopher Rowlands Editor
Spencer Chapman Production Designer
Alan Roper Composer

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