Photograph courtesy of Revelation Films. Inspector Rhubarb (Eric Sykes). Copyright: Thames Television.

Rhubarb Rhubarb!

ITV comedy drama about a curious game of golf. 1 episode in 1980. Stars Eric Sykes, Jimmy Edwards, Bob Todd, Charlie Drake and others.

Photograph courtesy of Revelation Films. Image shows from L to R: Police Constable (Jimmy Edwards), Inspector Rhubarb (Eric Sykes), Vicar (Bob Todd). Copyright: Thames Television.

Rhubarb Rhubarb!

Dialogue-free comedy about a game of golf between a vicar and a policeman

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
1980
Channel
ITV
Episodes
1
Starring
Eric Sykes, Jimmy Edwards, Bob Todd, Charlie Drake, Bill Fraser, Hattie Jacques, Roy Kinnear, Beryl Reid and others
Writer
Eric Sykes
Director
Eric Sykes
Producer
David Clark

Not so much a silent film, more a film without words - except for "Rhubarb".

The Police Inspector has one great passion ... golf. His handicap: he must win, even by bending the rules. But he bends them so often that only the Vicar will play him. When the Vicar turns to his helper for support his fortunes change dramatically - until he decides to ignore said helper!

Supporting the Inspector's cheating is his Police Constable, and caught up in this chaos on the golf course are a variety of colourful characters.

Production Details

Production company
Also known as
  • Rhubarb (On-screen title)
Laugh track
Yes, but type unknown

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 15th December 1980 on ITV at 8pm
Episode length
30 minutes

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