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.

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Series 3, Episode 2 - Sweet And Sour Piglet

It's the MI5 - MI6 annual grudge match cricket game, and Maxwell's department have drawn the short straw and must compete. Meanwhile, spies from China are preparing their own scheme to do their worst to MI5's finest, and have given one agent extensive plastic surgery to become Peter's exact double.

Broadcast details

Sunday 5th April 1992
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 25th May 2017 7:00am Gold
Friday 26th May 2017 3:30am Gold
Friday 23rd June 2017 7:00am Gold
Saturday 22nd July 2017 7:25am Gold
Wednesday 26th July 2017 7:00am Gold
Thursday 14th September 2017 9:10am Gold
Friday 15th September 2017 1:05am Gold
Thursday 5th October 2017 8:55am Gold
Monday 26th March 2018 7:35am Gold
Sunday 1st April 2018 7:20am Gold
Friday 3rd August 2018 7:35am Gold
Saturday 4th August 2018 7:10am Gold
Tuesday 9th October 2018 7:35am Gold
Tuesday 23rd April 2019 8:00am Gold
Wednesday 24th April 2019 7:25am Gold
Sunday 28th April 2019 8:00am Gold
Monday 8th July 2019 7:20am Gold
Saturday 24th August 2019 7:25am Gold
Friday 25th October 2019 7:55am Gold
Saturday 21st 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
Louise Catt Flint
Guest cast
Antony Brown Giles Parker
Sara Corper Lorraine Dexter
Vincent Wong Li Wong
Hi Ching Doctor
Nicholas Lyndhurst Chang
Kwong Loke Chinese Agent
Writing team
Paul Minett Writer
Brian Leveson Writer
Production team
Robin Carr Director
Robin Carr Producer
Jeremy Scott Editor
Wink Hackman Editor
Alison Humphries Production Designer
Tony Arnell Casting Director
Janie Frazer Casting Director
Sue Born-Thompson Costume Designer
Paul Stripp Lighting Designer
Rod Argent Composer
Peter Van Hooke Composer

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