Whoops Baghdad. Image shows from L to R: Unknown, Ali Oopla (Frankie Howerd), Unknown, Unknown, Unknown. 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!

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