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Sykes Series 1 Episodes 1 - 8
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Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0
Eric Sykes and Hattie Jacques played twins, living in a small village, at 24 Sepastopol Terrace. Most of the clasic episodes revolved around Eric's daydream disasters and Hattie's bewilderment. Other characters include Mr. Brown (Richard Wattis) and village policeman Corky (Deryck Guyler). The program 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 the clasic episodes from the 1960s.
EPISODE 1 - Burglary
A series of burglaries misses the Sykes household and Mr. Brown is the first to point out that they can have nothing worth stealing. Eric counters by saying he has a dog; but when he does buy one his troubles really begin.
EPISODE 2 - Uncle
Eric is in Mr. Brown's black books after his embarrassing antics at the golf club guest night have affected his neighbour's status. But when Eric reveals his uncle's identity Mr. Brown's attitude suddenly changes. Guests: Roy Kinnear and John Le Mesurier.
EPISODE 3 - Walk
When Eric takes up walking he soon begins to think big; by the next Olympics 'these legs could represent Britain'. Mr. Brown is not so easily convinced. Previously unseen extended version.
EPISODE 4 - Menace
Amanda, aged 10, arrives to stay for a weekend. Painfully recalling her sister's love of pratical jokes, Eric can't believe she's as innocent as she looks.
EPISODE 5 - Boat
Mr. Brown is persuaded to lend his new boat to Eric, who finds navigation harder than talking about the South China Sea.
EPISODE 6 Stranger
Eric and Hattie are visited by a stranger who has returned to honour a childhood promise. Previously unseen extended version. Guest: Peter Sellers.
EPISODE 7 Football
The local football team needs a referee - kindly but firm, worthy of respect. They choose Eric. Guest: Joan Sims.
EPISODE 8 Job
Eric abandons domestic chores to join Hattie at the local factory. Previously unseen extended version. Guests: Jimmy Edwards, Graham Stark and George A Cooper.
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