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

The Piglet Files

  • TV sitcom
  • ITV
  • 1990 - 1992
  • 21 episodes (3 series)

Mild-mannered, unassuming electronics teacher Peter Chapman is head-hunted by MI5 to teach their spies about the latest espionage technology. Stars Nicholas Lyndhurst, Clive Francis, Serena Evans, John Ringham, Michael Percival and more.

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

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1990 - 1992
Channels
ITV
Episodes
21 (3 series)
Stars
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
Companies

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...

Additional details

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 7th September 1990 at 8pm on ITV
Most recent repeats

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