Whoops Baghdad. Frankie Howerd. Copyright: BBC.

Whoops Baghdad

BBC One sitcom. 6 episodes (1 series) in 1973. Stars Frankie Howerd, Derek Francis, Hilary Pritchard, Anna Brett and Larry Martyn.

Whoops Baghdad

Frankie Howerd is Ali Oopla, servant to the Wazir of Baghdad, in the double entendre-laden Whoops Baghdad

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1973
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
6   (1 series)
Starring
Frankie Howerd, Derek Francis, Hilary Pritchard, Anna Brett and Larry Martyn
Writers
Sid Colin, David McKellar, David Nobbs, Maurice Sellar and Roy Tuvey
Director
John Howard Davies
Producer
John Howard Davies

Welcome to ancient Baghdad, and the home of the Wazir, his two daughters, and servant, Ali Oopla.

At his master's every beck and call, Ali regularly finds himself running around in hairy entanglements with those far richer than his master, from merchant traders to the Caliph, and even some of the richest men in the world.

More often than not, those entanglements involve the Wazir's daughters: the naïve but sweet Saccharine; and Boobiana and her two beauties. If Ali's not careful, he could find himself on a slow roast!

Production Details

Part of

The Up Pompeii! Family

Production company
Also known as
  • Frankie Howerd In Whoops Baghdad (Promotional title)
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 25th January 1973 on BBC One at 10:15pm
Last new broadcast
Thursday 1st March 1973 on BBC One at 10pm

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