Whoops Baghdad. Ali Oopla (Frankie Howerd). Copyright: BBC
Whoops Baghdad

Whoops Baghdad

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 1973
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

Frankie Howerd is Ali Oopla, servant to the Wazir of Baghdad, in the double entendre-laden Whoops Baghdad. Stars Frankie Howerd, Derek Francis, Hilary Pritchard, Anna Brett and Larry Martyn

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1973
Channels
BBC One
Episodes
6 (1 series)
Stars
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
Companies

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!

Additional details

Part of

The Up Pompeii! Family

Also known as
  • Up Baghdad (Working title)
  • Frankie Howerd In Whoops Baghdad (Promotional title)
Production
Studio
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 25th January 1973 at 10:15pm on BBC One

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