Don't Drink The Water. Cyril Blake (Stephen Lewis). Copyright: London Weekend Television.

Don't Drink The Water

ITV sitcom about siblings living in Spain. 13 episodes (2 series), 1974 - 1975. Stars Stephen Lewis, Derek Griffiths, Muguette de Braie, Frank Coda and others.

Series 2

1. What? No Telly?

First broadcast: Saturday 1st November 1975

Dorothy's feeling the lack of British television in her life, so discovering that Upstairs, Downstairs is to be aired on Spanish TV causes much excitement. That is until they realise it's dubbed into the local language...


2. The Romance

First broadcast: Saturday 8th November 1975

Dorothy is approached by a handsome local in the café and Cyril is appalled when she agrees to go out for dinner with him. But the Spaniard makes a proposal that takes her quite by surprise!


3. A Helping Hand

First broadcast: Saturday 15th November 1975

Following the collapse of a major British tour operator leaving plenty of holidaymakers without accommodation, Dorothy and Cyril offer a particularly upset woman a room for the night in her and Cyril's flat - but she fails to mention her husband and baby son!


4. The Neighbours

First broadcast: Saturday 22nd November 1975

National pride and decades-old rivalries come to the fore when a German couple move into the flat next door. The contrasting states of the countries' economies raise the stakes further, but it's a football match that proves the ultimate test of supremacy.


5. Fred

First broadcast: Saturday 29th November 1975

Cyril's been spending an awful lot of time with new friend Fred, and as their money dwindles Dorothy fears he's leading her brother astray. But the truth is somewhat different, and the situation comes to a head when Fred hopes to move into the flat - throwing Dorothy out!


6. Keeping Fit

First broadcast: Saturday 6th December 1975

Willi and Bertha disturb the Blakes with an extremely energetic exercise routine that literally shakes the shoddy Spanish building: when Willi boasts he can cycle 10km in just 9 minutes Cyril has to take up the challenge, but he doesn't fare quite so well.


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Don't Drink The Water - The Complete Series

Don't Drink The Water - The Complete Series DVD

Release date: Monday 1st November 2010

This sequel to On The Buses follows the further misfortunes of the newly retired Inspector Blake (Stephen Lewis), erstwhile scourge of the Luxton Bus Company Depot. Dreaming of peace and quiet, sun and senoritas, he's decided to warm up the autumn of his days in a little flat in Spain...