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, Episode 2 - Rake's Progress

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...

Broadcast details

Friday 1st May 1970
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Leslie Phillips Dr Michael Cunningham
Jonathan Cecil Dr Ian Meredith
Sally Faulkner Vivienne
Guest cast
Anna Gilchrist Dr Patricia Mantis
Charles Pemberton Robin
Peter Thomas Rube
John Devaut Croupier
Louis Haslar Luigi
Patricia Gordeno Girl gambler
Writing team
Colin Mares Writer
Tim Brooke-Taylor Writer
Production team
Graeme Muir Producer
Dennis Wilson Composer
Robert Berk Production Designer