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Sykes - Christmas Special 1977

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Date submitted to Unlisted Videos: 7 February 2017
Date uploaded/published to YouTube: 17 March 2013

Tags: television, British television, history


Christmas in the Sykes household and a Christmas Fairy (both played by Hattie & Eric), grant each other a Christmas wish!

Eric gets his Christmas wish in the form of Sylvia Peters, while Hattie's is Jimmy Edwards.

Regulars Corky Turnball (Deryck Guyler) & Miss Rumbelow (Joy Harrington) also take part in the Christmas celebration.

Sixty-eight episodes of Sykes were made between 1972 and 1979. Richard Wattis died suddenly in February 1975, so from series 4 onwards his character was replaced by a new neighbour, Melanie Rumbelow, played by Joy Harington. Carry On veteran Joan Sims also made occasional appearances as Madge Kettlewell, the widowed local baker who fancies Eric.

The series was brought to an enforced end by Hattie Jacques's death from a heart attack in October 1980.

This film footage is from the Archive Collection held by the Alexandra Palace Television Society.


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