The Piglet Files. Image shows from L to R: Andrew Maxwell (John Ringham), Peter 'Piglet' Chapman (Nicholas Lyndhurst), Major Maurice Drummond (Clive Francis). Copyright: London Weekend Television.

The Piglet Files

ITV sitcom about incompetent spies. 21 episodes (3 series), 1990 - 1992. Stars Nicholas Lyndhurst, Clive Francis, Serena Evans, John Ringham and others.

Series 1, Episode 1 is repeated on Gold on Monday 1st April at 7:20am.

The Piglet Files. Image shows from L to R: Lewis (Steven Law), Adrian Dexter (Michael Percival), Flint (Louise Catt), Peter 'Piglet' Chapman (Nicholas Lyndhurst), Trueman (Paul Cooper). Copyright: London Weekend Television.

The Piglet Files

Mild-mannered, unassuming electronics teacher Peter Chapman is head-hunted by MI5 to teach their spies about the latest espionage technology

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1990 - 1992
Channel
ITV
Episodes
21   (3 series)
Starring
Nicholas Lyndhurst, Clive Francis, Serena Evans, John Ringham, Michael Percival, Steven Law, Paul Cooper and Louise Catt
Writers
Paul Minett and Brian Leveson
Director
Robin Carr
Producer
Robin Carr

Electronics lecturer Peter Chapman may have fantasised about a James Bond lifestyle, but disillusion quickly sets in when he finds himself coerced into working for MI5 for real! His spymasters are, in fact, a collection of misinformed, bungling incompetents.

Nevertheless, as gadgets expert 'Piglet', he uses all his skill to combat not only the Soviet agents who are, his bosses are convinced, as active as ever, but a still greater menace: the French secret service.

Peter's toughest challenge, however, seems to be dealing with wife Sarah's suspicions about her husband's increasingly strange habits...

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 7th September 1990 on ITV at 8pm
Last new broadcast
Sunday 10th May 1992 on ITV at 7:15pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Upcoming repeats
  1. Series 1 Episode 1: Monday 1st April at 7:20am on Gold
  2. Series 1 Episode 1: Tuesday 2nd April at 7:40am on Gold
  3. Series 1 Episode 2: Tuesday 2nd April at 8:10am on Gold
  4. Series 1 Episode 2: Wednesday 3rd April at 7:35am on Gold
  5. Series 1 Episode 3: Wednesday 3rd April at 8:05am on Gold
  6. Series 1 Episode 3: Thursday 4th April at 7:20am on Gold
  7. Thursday 4th April at 7:50am on Gold
  8. Friday 5th April at 7:25am on Gold
  9. Series 1 Episode 5: Friday 5th April at 7:50am on Gold

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