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

Rhubarb Rhubarb!

  • TV comedy drama
  • ITV
  • 1980
  • 1 episode

Dialogue-free comedy about a game of golf between a vicar and a policeman. Stars Eric Sykes, Jimmy Edwards, Bob Todd, Charlie Drake, Bill Fraser and more.

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

Key details

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

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.

Additional details

Also known as
  • Rhubarb (On-screen title)
Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

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Broadcast details

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

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