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Melting Pot, The (BBC-1 1975, Spike Milligan, Frank Carson)

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In one off comedy The Melting Pot, two illegal immigrants from Pakistan arrive in England via Amsterdam and move into lodgings run by an Irishman. This controversial show was planned to be a six episode sitcom and six episodes were indeed filmed. The other five have never been shown although the scripts have been published in book form.

production details
UK | BBC One | 1×30 minutes | Broadcast Wednesday 11 June 1975 at 9.25pm

Writers: Spike Milligan, Neil Shand
Producer: Roger Race, Ian McNaughton (series)

cast
SPIKE MILLIGAN as Mr Van Gogh
JOHN BIRD as Mr Rembrandt
FRANK CARSON as Paddy O’Brien
ALEXANDRA DANE as Nefertiti Skupinski
WAYNE BROWN as Luigi O’Reilly
HARRY FOWLER as Eric Lee Fung
JOHN BLUTHAL as Richard Armitage
ROBERT DORNING as Colonel Grope
BILL KERR as Bluey Notts