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
  • ITV1
  • 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.

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Series 1, Episode 1 - A Question Of Intelligence

When Peter Chapman is fired from his job as electronics lecturer at a polytechnic, a new role comes along almost immediately. His first day in the job doesn't exactly go to plan...

Broadcast details

Friday 7th September 1990
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 9th May 2017 7:00am Gold
Friday 2nd June 2017 7:00am Gold
Saturday 3rd June 2017 3:35am Gold
Saturday 8th July 2017 7:00am Gold
Tuesday 11th July 2017 7:50am Gold
Wednesday 30th August 2017 9:00am Gold
Thursday 31st August 2017 2:45am Gold
Wednesday 20th September 2017 8:55am Gold
Thursday 21st September 2017 12:45am Gold
Thursday 1st March 2018 7:30am Gold
Saturday 3rd March 2018 7:20am Gold
Monday 5th March 2018 3:35am Gold
Tuesday 22nd May 2018 7:35am Gold
Wednesday 22nd August 2018 7:35am Gold
Saturday 25th August 2018 8:05am Gold
Wednesday 19th September 2018 8:05am Gold
Thursday 20th September 2018 7:35am Gold
Monday 1st April 2019 7:20am Gold
Tuesday 2nd April 2019 7:40am Gold
Saturday 6th April 2019 7:10am Gold
Monday 17th June 2019 8:10am Gold
Saturday 6th July 2019 7:10am Gold
Friday 4th October 2019 8:00am Gold
Saturday 5th October 2019 7:25am Gold
Friday 31st January 2020 7:20am Gold
Saturday 1st February 2020 7:10am Gold
Sunday 1st March 2020 7:15am Gold
Wednesday 4th March 2020 7:10am Gold
Monday 30th March 2020 7:55am Gold
Tuesday 31st March 2020 7:20am Gold

Cast & crew

Nicholas Lyndhurst Peter 'Piglet' Chapman
Clive Francis Major Maurice Drummond
Serena Evans Sarah Chapman
John Ringham Andrew Maxwell
Michael Percival Adrian Dexter
Steven Law Lewis
Paul Cooper Trueman
Guest cast
Ian Masters Tony Sharpe
James Hayes Professor Shawcross
Brian Poyser Lubenkov
Andrew Woodall Russian Agent
Writing team
Paul Minett Writer
Brian Leveson Writer
Production team
Robin Carr Director
Robin Carr Producer
Graham Sisson Editor
Alison Humphries Production Designer
Tony Arnell Casting Director
Sue Born-Thompson Costume Designer
Paul Stripp Lighting Designer
Rod Argent Composer
Peter Van Hooke Composer

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