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 5 - Ali And The Thieves

Ali is initially less than concerned when his master is captured for ransom or slavery by thieves operating on behalf of a foreign ruler - until, that is, he is reminded of the law decreeing the death of a slave upon the loss of his master!

Broadcast details

Thursday 22nd February 1973
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Frankie Howerd Ali Oopla
Derek Francis Wazir Abu Ben Ackers
Hilary Pritchard Saccharine
Anna Brett Boobiana
Larry Martyn Derti Dhoti the Beggar
Guest cast
Alan Curtis Avabanana
Patrick Troughton Tamberlane the Terrible
Robert Bridges Chief Guard
Winifred Sabine Pearl (First Wife)
Jane Murdoch Tangerine
Jack Wright Short Tribesman
John Hughman (as John G. Hughman) Tall Tribesman
Writing team
Sid Colin Writer
David McKellar Writer
Maurice Sellar Writer
Roy Tuvey Writer
Production team
John Howard Davies Director
John Howard Davies Producer
Rosamund Inglis Production Designer
Ted Astley Composer

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