Whoops Baghdad

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Whoops Baghdad
Directed byJohn Howard Davies
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series1
No. of episodes6 (list of episodes)
Editor(s)John Howard Davies
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)BBC
Original networkBBC1
Original release25 January (1973-01-25) –
1 March 1973 (1973-03-01)

Whoops Baghdad is a BBC television comedy programme first broadcast from 25 January to 1 March 1973.

It stars Frankie Howerd, and was similar to his earlier programme Up Pompeii!, with the setting moved from Ancient Rome to mediaeval Baghdad. However, it was less successful than its predecessor, only running for six episodes and is little remembered, although all episodes apparently survive; the original proposed title, Up Baghdad, was rejected because it was felt that it might have been seen as supportive of the then-current Iraqi regime.

Episode list[edit]

# Title Director Writer(s) Original air date
1"The Wazir Takes a Wife"John Howard DaviesSid Colin, David McKellar, David Nobbs25 January 1973 (1973-01-25)
2"Festival of Magic"John Howard DaviesPeter Vincent, Bob Hedley1 February 1973 (1973-02-01)
3"Genie of the Bottle"John Howard DaviesSid Colin, Maurice Sellar, Roy Tuvey8 February 1973 (1973-02-08)
4"A Cargo of Crumpet"John Howard DaviesMaurice Sellar, Roy Tuvey15 February 1973 (1973-02-15)
5"Ali and the Thieves"John Howard DaviesSid Colin, David McKellar, Maurice Sellar, Roy Tuvey22 February 1973 (1973-02-22)
6"Saved from the Harem"John Howard DaviesSid Colin1 March 1973 (1973-03-01)


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