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

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 2 - Festival Of Magic

Ali is caught up in a curious case of identity confusion when Baghdad plays host to a festival of magic, and the most powerful sorcerers in the land arrive in town.

Broadcast details

Thursday 1st February 1973
31 minutes

Cast & crew

Frankie Howerd Ali Oopla
Derek Francis Wazir Abu Ben Ackers
Hilary Pritchard Saccharine
Larry Martyn Derti Dhoti the Beggar
Guest cast
Bill Fraser Wizard Prang
Alan Curtis Fake Wizard
Ronnie Brody Mustapha Shufti
Lee Young Tall Guard
Mark Nicholls Short Guard
Nahed Khairy Belly Dancer
Danny Gray Juggler
Writing team
Peter Vincent Writer
Bob Hedley Writer
Production team
John Howard Davies Director
John Howard Davies Producer
Rosamund Inglis Production Designer
Ted Astley Composer

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