Clochemerle (BBC-2 1972, Cyril Cusack, Wendy Hiller)

Period sitcom, based on a novel by Gabriel Chevallier. It was adapted by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson, and saw the French villagers of Clochemerle kick up a fuss over plans to install a new toilet.

production details
UK | BBC Two | 9×30 minutes | Aired From: 18 February – 14 April 1972 Fridays at 10.05pm

Writers: Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
Novel: Gabriel Chevallier
Producer: Michael Mills

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cast
Peter Ustinov as narrator
Cyril Cusack as Mayor Piéchut
Roy Dotrice as Curé Ponosse
Wendy Hiller as Justine Putet
Kenneth Griffith as Tafardel
Catherine Rouvel as Judith Toumignon
Cyd Hayman as Adèle Torbayon
Micheline Presle as Baronesse Courtebiche
James Wardroper as Claudius Brodequin
Bernard Bresslaw as Nicholas
Nigel Green as Captain Tardinaux
Dennis Price as Alexis Luvelat

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