Whoops Baghdad

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Whoops Baghdad
Genre Sitcom
Directed by John Howard Davies
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 6 (List of episodes)
Editor(s) John Howard Davies
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) BBC
Original channel BBC1
Original run 25 January 1973 (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.[1]

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 Davies Sid Colin, David McKellar, David Nobbs 25 January 1973 (1973-01-25)
2 "Festival of Magic" John Howard Davies Peter Vincent, Bob Hedley 1 February 1973 (1973-02-01)
3 "Genie of the Bottle" John Howard Davies Sid Colin, Maurice Sellar, Roy Tuvey 8 February 1973 (1973-02-08)
4 "A Cargo of Crumpet" John Howard Davies Maurice Sellar, Roy Tuvey 15 February 1973 (1973-02-15)
5 "Ali and the Thieves" John Howard Davies Sid Colin, David McKellar, Maurice Sellar, Roy Tuvey 22 February 1973 (1973-02-22)
6 "Saved from the Harem" John Howard Davies Sid Colin 1 March 1973 (1973-03-01)


  1. ^ See Whoops Baghdad, lostshows.com

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