Foreign Affairs (1964 TV series)

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Foreign Affairs
Genre Sitcom
Starring Alfie Bass
Bill Fraser
Nicholas Phipps
Arthur Barrett
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 8
Producer(s) Peter Eton
Derek Granger
Running time 30 minutes
Original channel ITV
Picture format Black-and-white
Original run 2 January 1964 – 20 February 1964
Related shows Bootsie and Snudge
The Army Game

Foreign Affairs was a British sitcom that aired on ITV in 1964. It is a spin-off of Bootsie and Snudge, itself a spin-off of The Army Game and starred Alfie Bass and Bill Fraser as the main characters. The entire series was wiped and is no longer thought to exist.


Seven months after the end of the third series of Bootsie and Snudge, where the title characters worked in a gentleman's club in central London, Alfie Bass and Bill Fraser reprised the roles they first played in The Army Game.[1] Bootsie and Snudge went on to be revived for a fourth series in 1974. Foreign Affairs was written by Barry Took, Peter Jones (who was also the script editor), Richard Harris and Dennis Spooner.[1]



Bootsie and Snudge are now employed by the diplomatic service and work at the British Embassy in the fictional Bosnik, somewhere in Europe. Snudge believes he is ambassador material whilst Bootsie is the security officer.[1]


Foreign Affairs aired on Wednesdays at 7.30pm.[1] Due to the archival policies of the time, all eight episodes were subsequently wiped and no longer exist.[2]

# Episode Title Original Broadcast Date
1 Episode One 2 January 1961
2 Episode Two 9 January 1961
3 Episode Three 16 January 1961
4 Episode Four 23 January 1961
5 Episode Five 30 January 1961
6 Episode Six 6 February 1961
7 Episode Seven 13 February 1961
8 Episode Eight 20 February 1961


  1. ^ a b c d Lewishohn, Mark (2003). Radio Times Guide to TV Comedy. London: BBC Worldwide. ISBN 0-563-48755-0. 
  2. ^ "". 2013. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 

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