The Culture Vultures. Image shows from L to R: Dr Michael Cunningham (Leslie Phillips), Vivienne (Sally Faulkner). Copyright: BBC.

The Culture Vultures

BBC One sitcom. 5 episodes (1 series) in 1970. Stars Leslie Phillips, Jonathan Cecil, Peter Sallis and Sally Faulkner.

Series 1

1. Episode One

First broadcast: Friday 24th April 1970

An indiscreet interview on TV lands Dr Cunningham in hot water with the Vice-Chancellor. But he's not the kind of man who is going to let a faux pas lose him a cushy job without a struggle!


2. Rake's Progress

First broadcast: Friday 1st May 1970

Just as Dr Cunningham thinks he has beaten his gambling habit, one of his colleagues professes to have invented a foolproof system of predicting the roulette wheel...


3. Double, Double, Toil And Trouble

First broadcast: Friday 8th May 1970

An eagerly anticipated trip to the West Indies is under threat when an efficiency expert looks into the running of the university - and Dr Cunningham in particular!


4. Practical Demonstrations

First broadcast: Friday 15th May 1970

When offered the chore of looking after a visitng professor from the University of North Dakota, Dr Cunningham is reluctant - until he discovers that there is a free round-the-world trip investigating student unrest at stake.


5. Spring Fever

First broadcast: Friday 22nd May 1970

After overlooking some Management Selection Tests, Dr Cunningham is forced to use some apparatus designed for a completely different purpose...