Curry & Chips. Arthur Blenkinsop (Eric Sykes). Copyright: London Weekend Television.

Curry & Chips

ITV sitcom about racial tensions in the workplace. 6 episodes (1 series) in 1969. Stars Spike Milligan, Eric Sykes, Kenny Lynch, Norman Rossington and others.

Press Clippings

Written by Alf Garnett creator Johnny Speight, ITV's notorious, short-lived 1969 sitcom centred around the workers of a factory named Lillicrap Ltd. It starred a blacked-up Spike Milligan as an Asian immigrant named Kevin O'Grady (his workmates dubbed him 'P*ki P*ddy'). Speight maintains that he was challenging racism, but some felt the programme reinforced it.

Lorna Cooper, MSN Entertainment, 12th August 2008