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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.

Series Cast

  1. Derek Francis as

    Derek Francis

    10 Episodes

  2. Frankie Howerd as

    Frankie Howerd

    10 Episodes

  3. Alan Curtis as

    Alan Curtis

    5 Episodes

  4. Hilary Pritchard as

    Hilary Pritchard

    3 Episodes

  5. Larry Martyn

    3 Episodes

  6. Lee Young

    2 Episodes

  7. Bill Fraser as

    Bill Fraser

    2 Episodes

  8. Anna Brett

    2 Episodes

  9. Josephine Tewson as

    Josephine Tewson

    1 Episode

  10. View More

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Last Season

Season 1

1973 • 10 Episodes

Season 1 of Whoops Baghdad premiered on January 25, 1973.

Ali and the Thieves

(1x5, February 22, 1973)

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Whoops Baghdad


Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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