Hark At Barker. Lord Rustless (Ronnie Barker). Copyright: London Weekend Television
Hark At Barker

Hark At Barker

  • TV sitcom / sketch show
  • ITV
  • 1969 - 1970
  • 15 episodes (2 series)

The dogmatic Lord Rustless finds his stately posture frustrated by his uncontrollable staff as he attempts to lecture on a series of topics. Stars Ronnie Barker, Frank Gatliff, Josephine Tewson, Mary Baxter, David Jason and Moira Foot

Hark At Barker. Lord Rustless (Ronnie Barker). Copyright: London Weekend Television

Key details

Genres
Sitcom, Sketch Show
Broadcast
1969 - 1970
Channels
ITV
Episodes
15 (2 series), plus 1 short
Stars
Ronnie Barker, Frank Gatliff, Josephine Tewson, Mary Baxter, David Jason and Moira Foot
Writers
Peter Caulfield, Ronnie Barker, Graeme Garden, Bill Oddie and Bernard McKenna
Director
Maurice Murphy
Producer
Humphrey Barclay
Companies

Lord Rustless, rambunctious proprietor of the impressive country seat of Chrome Hall, welcomes television cameras info his home on a weekly basis.

From the comfort of his drawing room, Rustless speaks on a different topic in each programme, but is regularly interrupted and distracted by his boisterous staff: eager secretary Bates, a grumpy cook, a near-silent maid, ancient gardener Dithers, and - usually trying to rectify some mess or other - faithful butler, Badger.

Rustless's lectures are punctuated by sketches illustrating the points and views he is sharing, or related issues.

Additional details

Also known as
  • Hark At Barker! (Title on scripts)
Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Black and white / Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 9th April 1969 at 7pm on ITV

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