Secrets Chocolates receive an unexpected sales boost when three maintenance workers fall into the chocolate vat and are fed through the production line.




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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
George Innes ...
Hugh Walters ...
Brian Coburn ...
Major Forster
Hilda Barry ...
Mrs. Function
Gretchen Franklin ...
Mrs. Pitt
Betty Hare ...
Despatch Lady
George Tovey ...
Lorry Driver
Godfrey Talbot ...
Handsome Man
Beautiful Girl
Judy Robinson ...
Country Girl


Secrets Chocolates receive an unexpected sales boost when three maintenance workers fall into the chocolate vat and are fed through the production line.

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14 August 1973 (UK)  »

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1.33 : 1
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The original recording of Secrets no longer exists in the BBC archive. A copy was made from an off-air VCR tape recording which was of very poor quality. See more »


A factory workers who's hands are covered in chocolate, places his hands on Warren Mitchell's shoulders causing his white coat and the collar of his yellow shirt to covered in chocolate. In the following scenes where Warren is chasing the delivery van in his car, his yellow shirt's collar no longer has chocolate on it. See more »


Version of Consuming Passions (1988) See more »

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Interesting and entertaining from 2 ex-pythons
16 June 2007 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

Around the time the Monty Python material was coming to an end and they decided to move on to other things, Terry Jones & Michael Palin were able to get the BBC to produce a series of scripts they were working on into TV movies. SECRETS is one of those, from 1973, and is a black comedy about a manufacturer of boxed chocolates in England who find themselves trying to retrieve a consignment of their product that have been contaminated when some workers fall into the machinery and their remains end up being accidentally put into the fillings. Panic ensues as the factory boss (Warren Mitchell) desperately tried to recall the product on the quiet (the accident is hushed up) but unfortunately the new and unusual taste becomes a hit with the unsuspecting British public.

SECRETS was an experimental script that was turned into the film CONSUMING PASSIONS many years later. It's quite well written by Jones & Palin, and although it is just a TV film, it is an interesting watch with Warren Mitchell producing another solid performance. Unfortunately the BBC no longer have the master copy of the tape (presumably it was wiped many years ago) and the only known existing copy is from a 30+ year old home videotape. This tape was cleaned up as far as is reasonably possible and the programme was added as an extra feature onto the RIPPING YARNS DVD released by the BBC (thats where i found out about it). RIPPING YARNS was a great show anyway but putting SECRETS as an extra is a nice little bonus for fans.

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