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

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Series 2, Episode 2 - Rustless On Law

Lord Rustless takes an interest in the law this week as he is trailed by a man with a writ, whilst Dithers is accused of a serious offence of his own.


This episode now only survives as a black and white telerecording.

Broadcast details

Friday 17th July 1970
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Ronnie Barker Lord Rustless
Ronnie Barker Announcer
Frank Gatliff Badger
Josephine Tewson Miss Bates
Mary Baxter Cook
David Jason Dithers
Moira Foot Effie
Guest cast
George Waring P.C. Hawkins
Philippa Markham Bride
Ronnie Barker Husband
Jan Rossini Wife
Arthur White Milkman
Anthony Sharp Business Partner
Ronnie Barker Sergeant
Royce Mills Trouserless Man
Christopher Timothy (as Chris Timothy) P.C. Billings
Jo Kendall W.P.C. Dixon
Bernard Archard The Chief Inspector
Writing team
Alan Ayckbourn (as Peter Caulfield) Writer
Ronnie Barker (as Gerald Wiley) Writer
Bernard McKenna Writer
Production team
Maurice Murphy Director
Humphrey Barclay Producer
Ray Millichope Editor
Roger Hall Production Designer

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