Whoops Baghdad. Frankie Howerd. Copyright: BBC.

Whoops Baghdad

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

Series 1, Episode 1 - The Wazir Takes A Wife

When the Wazir of Baghdad decides it is time for a new wife, Ali Oopla, his servant, begins a search for suitable candidates.

Broadcast details

Thursday 25th January 1973
32 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Frankie Howerd Ali Oopla
Derek Francis Wazir Abu Ben Ackers
Hilary Pritchard Saccharine
Anna Brett Boobiana
Larry Martyn Derti Dhoti the Beggar
Guest cast
Josephine Tewson Fatima (Marriage Broker)
Alan Curtis Captain of the Guard
Norman Chappell Imshi (Head Eunuch)
Valerie Stanton Shanana
Neville Simons Ahmed
Writing team
Sid Colin Writer
David McKellar Writer
David Nobbs Writer
Production team
John Howard Davies Director
John Howard Davies Producer

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