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Clochemerle 

A rural French town attempts to erect a public urinal.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Peter Ustinov ...  Narrator 9 episodes, 1972
Roy Dotrice ...  Curé Ponosse 8 episodes, 1972
Wendy Hiller ...  Justine Putet 8 episodes, 1972
Michael Golden Michael Golden ...  Lagouche 7 episodes, 1972
Larry Noble ...  Ploquin 7 episodes, 1972
Richard Shaw Richard Shaw ...  Eugene Fadet 7 episodes, 1972
John Turtle John Turtle ...  Laroudel 7 episodes, 1972
Cyril Cusack ...  Mayor Barthelemy Piechut 6 episodes, 1972
Kenneth Griffith Kenneth Griffith ...  Ernest Tafardel 6 episodes, 1972
Cyd Hayman ...  Adele Torbayon 6 episodes, 1972
Bernard Bresslaw ...  Nicholas The Beadle 6 episodes, 1972
Freddie Earlle ...  Francois Toumignon 6 episodes, 1972
Catherine Rouvel Catherine Rouvel ...  Judith Toumignong 6 episodes, 1972
Christian Roberts ...  Hippolyte Foncimagne 6 episodes, 1972
John Barrett ...  Poipanel 6 episodes, 1972
Roland MacLeod Roland MacLeod ...  Machevoigne 6 episodes, 1972
Peter Madden ...  Doctor Mouraille 6 episodes, 1972
Micheline Presle ...  Baroness Courtebiche 5 episodes, 1972
Georgina Moon Georgina Moon ...  Rose Bivaque 5 episodes, 1972
Barry Linehan ...  Arthur Torbayon 5 episodes, 1972
Carolyn Moody Carolyn Moody ...  Madame Fadet 5 episodes, 1972
James Wardroper James Wardroper ...  Claudius Brodequin 4 episodes, 1972
Deddie Davies ...  Madame Fouache 4 episodes, 1972
Ian Gray Ian Gray ...  Oscar De St. Choul 4 episodes, 1972
Ruth Harrison Ruth Harrison ...  Madame Chavaigne 4 episodes, 1972
Mollie Maureen Mollie Maureen ...  Madame Lagousse 4 episodes, 1972
Gwen Nelson ...  Madame Voujon 4 episodes, 1972
Miriam Raymond Miriam Raymond ...  Madame Nicholas 4 episodes, 1972
Gordon Rollings ...  Blazot 4 episodes, 1972
Hugh Griffith ...  Alexandre Bourdillat 3 episodes, 1972
Madeline Smith ...  Hortense Girodot 3 episodes, 1972
Wolfe Morris Wolfe Morris ...  Monsieur Girodot 3 episodes, 1972
Nigel Green ...  Captain Tardinaux 3 episodes, 1972
Sheila Brennan Sheila Brennan ...  Babette Manapoux 3 episodes, 1972
Pamela Cundell Pamela Cundell ...  1st Washerwoman 3 episodes, 1972
Mandy Jenner Mandy Jenner ...  Estelle De St. Choul 3 episodes, 1972
Tom Kempinski Tom Kempinski ...  Lieutenant 3 episodes, 1972
Nita Lorraine Nita Lorraine ...  2nd Washerwoman 3 episodes, 1972
Elspeth MacNaughton Elspeth MacNaughton ...  Madame Girodot 3 episodes, 1972
David Quilter David Quilter ...  Bernard Samothrace 3 episodes, 1972
John Glyn-Jones John Glyn-Jones ...  Couzinet 2 episodes, 1972
Raymond Gérôme Raymond Gérôme ...  Archbishop of Lyon 2 episodes, 1972
Diane Holland Diane Holland ...  Honorine 2 episodes, 1972
Frederick Peisley Frederick Peisley ...  Petitbois 2 episodes, 1972
Dennis Price ...  Alexis Luvelat 2 episodes, 1972
Kenneth Watson Kenneth Watson ...  Sergeant 2 episodes, 1972
Aubrey Woods Aubrey Woods ...  Aristide Focart 2 episodes, 1972
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A rural French town attempts to erect a public urinal.

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Country:

UK | West Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 February 1972 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Pahennuksen pömpeli See more »

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Runtime:

(9 episodes) | (4 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Brilliantly wry observation of sexual mores,politics and religion
10 October 2006 | by a-lundSee all my reviews

As an adolescent watching this TV series in the 1970's, the appeal of the bevy of nubile young actresses in this series was obvious. On closer inspection however,the clever witty social commentary of the author, Gabriel Chevalier, on rural French civil and religious contradictions and conflict, engages the viewer and leaves a lasting impression.

The quality of the cast - Roy Dotrice,Kenneth Griffith, Cyril Cusack etc; the bravado and joie de vivre of the marvellous adaptation by Galton and Simpson and the vocal skills of the wry narration by the exemplary Peter Ustinov all combine to make this one of the best BBC co-productions ever undertaken.

Visually stunning, it is a major crime that this ever-relevant, de-bagging of pomposity and prudishness has all but disappeared. Why it has never been released on VHS / DVD needs explanation by the BBC hierarchy at the earliest opportunity! Are you reading this BBC? If there is a legal wrangle somewhere that needs sorting out, please do so immediately.TV series this good will not be made today - so please let us cherish the work of the past masters.


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