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

Hark At Barker

  • TV sitcom / sketch show
  • ITV1
  • 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

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 2

Lord Rustless talks on the topic of women.


Charlotte Mitchell was originally cast for the role of Phyllis.

Broadcast details

Friday 18th April 1969
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Ronnie Barker Lord Rustless
Ronnie Barker Announcer
Frank Gatliff Badger
Josephine Tewson Miss Bates
Mary Baxter Cook
Guest cast
Jo Kendall Phyllis
Aubrey Woods Waiter
Michael Brennan Convict Under Table
Ronnie Barker Edward
Ronnie Barker Ronnie
Jacqueline Clarke Girl
David Cannon Steward
Derek Stafford Wine Waiter
Robin Dawton Supporting Artist (Extra)
Jay Neill (as Jay Neil) Supporting Artist (Extra)
Paul Barton Supporting Artist (Extra)
Joan Bradbury Supporting Artist (Extra)
Rosina Stewart Supporting Artist (Extra)
Daphne Howgate Supporting Artist (Extra)
Writing team
Alan Ayckbourn (as Peter Caulfield) Writer
Ronnie Barker (as Gerald Wiley) Writer
Graeme Garden Writer
Bill Oddie Writer
John Brendan Writer
John Junkin Writer
Production team
Maurice Murphy Director
Humphrey Barclay Producer
Ray Millichope Editor
Roger Hall Production Designer
Terry Gilliam Caricatures
Bryan Bagge Production Designer
Alun Owen Creator

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