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 Eric Sykes (68 episodes, 1972-1979)
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 Hattie Sykes (68 episodes, 1972-1979)
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 P.C. Corky Turnbull / ... (51 episodes, 1972-1979)
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 Charles Brown (34 episodes, 1972-1974)
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Eric Sykes and Hattie Jacques play twins. They live together and lead a slightly surreal life, annoying their snobby next-door neighbour Mr Brown and getting into frequent trouble with the local constable. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Although explicitly a sequel series to 'Sykes And a...' (1960-65) with the same regular cast and characters, several episodes of this programme are colour remakes of episodes of the earlier, monochrome series, using slightly revised scripts. (The monochrome episodes were not considered suitable to repeat in the early days of colour television in the UK, and so favourite episodes were reshot in colour as part of this sequel series.) See more »

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Classic comedy at its finest
12 December 2003 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

Eric Sykes and Hattie Jacques play twins, living in a small village, at 24 Sepastopol Terrace.

Most of the classic episodes revolved around Eric Sykes' daydream disasters and Hattie Jacques' bewilderment.

Other characters include Mr Brown [Richard Wattis] and village policeman Corky [Deryck Guyler].

The programme originally ran on BBC in black and white from 1960 to 1965 and was revived in colour from 1972 to 1979. Most of the colour episodes were remakes of classic episodes from the 1960s.


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