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Eric Sykes

  • May 04, 1923 - Jul 04, 2012 (age 89)
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2012
Eric Sykes
PersonalJuly 2012

Eric Sykes

Eric Sykes passed away.
2007
Son of Rambow
MovieJan 22, 2007

Son of Rambow

Son of Rambow is a 2007 comedy film written and directed by …
Son of Rambow is a 2007 comedy film written and directed by Garth Jennings. The film premiered on 22 January 2007 at the Sundance Film Festival. It was later shown at the Newport Beach Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival and Glasgow Film Festival. The film was also shown at the 51st BFI London Film Festival. Son of Rambow was released in the United Kingdom on 4 April 2008 and opened in limited release in the United States on 2 May 2008. Set over a summer during the dawn of Thatcher's Britain, the film is a coming of age story about two schoolboys and their attempts to make an amateur film inspired by First Blood.
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2005
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
MovieNov 6, 2005

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry's fourth summer and …
Harry's fourth summer and the following year at Hogwarts are marked by the Quidditch World Cup and the Triwizard Tournament, in which student representatives from three different wizarding schools compete in a series of increasingly challenging contests. However, Voldemort's Death Eaters are gaining strength and even creating the Dark Mark giving evidence that the Dark Lord is ready to rise again. In the unsuspecting lives of the young wizard and witches at Hogwarts the competitors are selected by the goblet of fire, which this year makes a very surprising announcement: Hogwarts will have two representatives in the tournament, including Harry Potter! Will Harry be able to rise to the challenge for the Tri Wizard Tournament while keeping up with school or will the challenges along with Voldemort's rebirth be too much for the young hero?
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2001
The Others
MovieAug 2, 2001

The Others

A woman named Grace retires with her two children to a …
A woman named Grace retires with her two children to a mansion on Jersey, towards the end of the Second World War, where she's waiting for her husband to come back from battle. The children have a disease which means they cannot be touched by direct sunlight without being hurt in some way. They will live alone there with oppressive, strange and almost religious rules, until she needs to hire a group of servants for them. Their arrival will accidentally begin to break the rules with unexpected consequences.
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2000
Gormenghast
TV ShowJan 17, 2000

Gormenghast

Gormenghast is a four-episode television serial based on the …
Gormenghast is a four-episode television serial based on the first two novels of the Gothic fantasy Gormenghast series by Mervyn Peake. It was produced and broadcast by the BBC. First broadcast in early 2000, the serial was designed for an early evening time-slot in much the same vein as the earlier adaptations of The Chronicles of Narnia. The BBC conception was based on the idea that Peake's early life in China had influenced the creation of Gormenghast; thus, the castle in the series resembles the Forbidden City in Beijing as well as the holy city of Lhasa in Tibet.
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1998
Dinnerladies
TV ShowNov 12, 1998

Dinnerladies

dinnerladies is a British television sitcom created, written and …
dinnerladies is a British television sitcom created, written and co-produced by Victoria Wood. Two series were broadcast on BBC One from 1998 to 2000, with 16 episodes in total. The programme is repeated on Gold, and the complete series was released on DVD in November 2004.
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1997
Teletubbies
TV ShowMar 31, 1997

Teletubbies

Teletubbies is a British pre-school children's television series …
Teletubbies is a British pre-school children's television series created by Ragdoll Productions' Anne Wood and Andrew Davenport. The programme focuses on four multi-coloured creatures known as "Teletubbies", named after the television screens implanted in their abdomens. Recognised throughout popular culture for the uniquely shaped antenna protruding from the head of each character, the Teletubbies communicate through gibberish and were designed to bear resemblance to toddlers.
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1993
The Big Freeze
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MovieNov 17, 1993

The Big Freeze

Two accident-prone plumbers go to fix the plumbing at a home …
Two accident-prone plumbers go to fix the plumbing at a home for retired gentle-folk on the coldest day of the year in Finland. Everything that can go wrong for these plumbers goes wrong.
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1992
Heartbeat
TV ShowApr 10, 1992

Heartbeat

Heartbeat is an English police drama series set in 1960s …
Heartbeat is an English police drama series set in 1960s North Riding of Yorkshire based on the "Constable" series of novels written by ex-policeman Peter N Walker, under the pseudonym Nicholas Rhea, and broadcast on ITV in 18 series between 1992 and 2010. It was made by ITV Studios (formerly Yorkshire Television) at the Leeds Studios and on location. Heartbeat first aired on Friday 10 April 1992 (it was later moved to Sunday evenings). The 372nd and final episode aired on Sunday 12 September 2010.
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1990
One Foot in the Grave
TV ShowJan 4, 1990

One Foot in the Grave

One Foot in the Grave is a …
One Foot in the Grave is a British television sitcom written by David Renwick. There were six series and seven Christmas specials over a period of eleven years from early 1990 to late 2000. The first five series were broadcast between January 1990 and January 1995. For the next five years, the show appeared only as Christmas specials, followed by one final series in 2000.
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1989
Agatha Christie's Poirot
TV ShowJan 8, 1989

Agatha Christie's Poirot

Poirot (also known as Agatha …
Poirot (also known as Agatha Christie's Poirot) is a British mystery drama television series that aired on ITV from 8 January 1989 to 13 November 2013. David Suchet stars as the eponymous detective, Agatha Christie's fictional Hercule Poirot. Initially produced by LWT, the series was later produced by ITV Studios. The series also aired on VisionTV in Canada and on PBS and A&E in the United States.
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1982
It's Your Move
MovieOct 18, 1982

It's Your Move

It's Your Move is the title of two short films written and …
It's Your Move is the title of two short films written and directed by Eric Sykes (in 1969 and 1982 respectively). The story of both films involves a married couple moving into a new home and enduring the ineptitude of removal men. As with most other films directed by Sykes, the action unfolds in a style echoing the silent, slapstick comedy era.
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1981
If You Go Down in the Woods Today
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MovieApr 9, 1981

If You Go Down in the Woods Today

Eric Sykes plays a …
Eric Sykes plays a scoutmaster who takes eight scouts camping in peaceful Tangle Woods. When he and one of the cubs become lost, their hilarious adventures are monitored by the Police, Army...
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1980
Rhubarb Rhubarb
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MovieDec 15, 1980

Rhubarb Rhubarb

A police inspector and a vicar blow off work to play a game of …
A police inspector and a vicar blow off work to play a game of golf at the Royal Rhubarb Golf Club. The inspector is preparing to cheat: he even got one of his subordinates to help him score along the way. Then again, the entire game might just be in the vicar's mind.
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1979
The Plank
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MovieDec 17, 1979

The Plank

This is a pantomime about two construction workers, who …
This is a pantomime about two construction workers, who discover that a plank is missing from the floor they are just building. They discover that two children have taken the plank and use ...
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1973
Theatre of Blood
MovieMar 16, 1973

Theatre of Blood

Theatre of Blood (1973) Director: Desmond Hickox Vincent …
Theatre of Blood (1973) Director: Desmond Hickox Vincent Price plays Edward Kendal Sheridan Lionheart, a matinèe favourite Shakespearean actor of the old school, finding difficulty coping with new theatre roles, who wreaks revenge on on the theatre critics who give their annual Guild's "Best Actor" award to a new, and upcoming actor rather than him. Incensed by their choice, he does this in the most ingenious and disturbing ways by imitating death scenes taken from his final repertoire of his beloved, bard's tales. Vincent Price is well supported by Diana Rigg, as his dutiful daughter Edwina, and a bevy of the cream of British character actors, including; Ian Hendry, Michael Hordern, Dennis Price, Robert Morley and Arthur Lowe.
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1972
Sykes
TV ShowSep 14, 1972

Sykes

Sykes is a British sitcom that aired on BBC 1 from 1972 to 1979. …
Sykes is a British sitcom that aired on BBC 1 from 1972 to 1979. Starring Eric Sykes and Hattie Jacques, it was written by Sykes, who had previously starred with Jacques in Sykes and a... (1960–1965) and Sykes and a Big, Big Show (1971). Forty-three of the 1970s colour episodes were remakes of scripts for the 1960s black and white series, such as "Bus" based on 'Sykes and a Following' from 1964 and the episode "Stranger" with guest star Peter Sellers based on 'Sykes and a Stranger' from 1961.
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The Alf Garnett Saga
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MovieAug 3, 1972

The Alf Garnett Saga

Based on the BBC television series, and a sequel to 'Till …
Based on the BBC television series, and a sequel to 'Till Death Us Do Part (1968)', it tells of the family relationship between Alf Garnett, his wife, daughter and son-in-law, all living in a council flat.
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1971
Parkinson
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TV ShowJun 19, 1971

Parkinson

Parkinson is a British television chat show that was …
Parkinson is a British television chat show that was presented by Michael Parkinson. It was first shown on BBC1 from 19 June 1971 to 10 April 1982 and 9 January 1998 to 24 April 2004. Parkinson then switched to ITV on which the show continued from 4 September 2004 to 22 December 2007. A series entitled Parkinson One to One was produced by Yorkshire Television from 28 March 1987 to 23 July 1988.
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1969
Curry and Chips
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TV ShowNov 21, 1969

Curry and Chips

Curry and Chips is a short lived British sitcom broadcast in …
Curry and Chips is a short lived British sitcom broadcast in 1969 which was produced by London Weekend Television for the ITV network. Set on a factory floor of 'Lillicrap Ltd', it starred a blacked up Spike Milligan as a Pakistani immigrant who went by the name of Kevin O'Grady. It also featured Eric Sykes as the foreman, Norman Rossington as the shop steward, and other regulars were Kenny Lynch, and Sam Kydd. The series was written by Till Death Us Do Part writer Johnny Speight, but based on an idea by Milligan.
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Those Daring Young Men in Their Jaunty Jalopies
MovieMay 28, 1969

Those Daring Young Men in Their Jaunt…

Monte Carlo or Bust! is a …
Monte Carlo or Bust! is a 1969 British/French/Italian co-production comedy film, also known by its American title, Those Daring Young Men in Their Jaunty Jalopies. The story is based on the Monte Carlo Rally – first raced in 1911 – and the film recalls this general era, set in the 1920s. A lavish all-star film (Paramount put $10 million behind it), it is the story of an epic car rally across Europe that involves a lot of eccentric characters from all over the world who will stop at nothing to win.
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1968
Shalako
MovieSep 26, 1968

Shalako

In 1880 New Mexico, a group of European hunters runs afoul …
In 1880 New Mexico, a group of European hunters runs afoul of the Apache but is aided by an ex-cavalryman turned guide.
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1966
The Spy with a Cold Nose
MovieDec 19, 1966

The Spy with a Cold Nose

A dog with a spying device …
A dog with a spying device under its skin is sent to the Russian government as a present. When the Russians send the dog to a veterinary, British spy must get to the dog first and retrieve the spying device.
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1965
The Liquidator
MovieNov 1, 1965

The Liquidator

The 1966 movie The Liquidator is a James Bond parody about …
The 1966 movie The Liquidator is a James Bond parody about everything James Bond isn't. Col. Mostyn, hates flying, doesn't like to shoot people, and is a homebody. He's the head of a police force who's dismayed to find out that many of his agents are either traitors or leaving the force for other reasons. It's determined that Mostyn needs a man who can silence those who leave his employment permanently. His old Army buddy Oakes is chosen, but, like Mostyn, he's afraid of challenging assignments. Eventually Oakes develops a taste for danger and gadgets. The real test comes when he has to go on an assignment on his own.
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Till Death Us Do Part
TV ShowJul 22, 1965

Till Death Us Do Part

Till Death Us Do Part is a …
Till Death Us Do Part is a British television sitcom that aired on BBC1 from 1965 to 1975. The show was first broadcast as a Comedy Playhouse pilot, then in seven series until 1975. Six years later in 1981, ITV continued the sitcom for six episodes, calling it Till Death.... The BBC produced a sequel from 1985 until 1992, In Sickness and in Health.
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Rotten to the Core
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MovieJul 14, 1965

Rotten to the Core

Rogues Jelly Knight, Scapa Flood, and Lennie the Dip leave …
Rogues Jelly Knight, Scapa Flood, and Lennie the Dip leave prison expecting boss The Duke to have their stash ready to share out. Instead, Duke's girl Sara gives them the news Duke is dead ...
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Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines
MovieJun 3, 1965

Those Magnificent Men in their Flying M…

Those Magnificent Men in …
Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines; Or, How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 Hours 11 Minutes is a 1965 British period comedy film featuring an international ensemble cast including Stuart Whitman, Sarah Miles, Robert Morley, Terry-Thomas, James Fox, Red Skelton, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Gert Fröbe and Alberto Sordi. The film, revolving around the craze of early aviation, was directed and co-written by Ken Annakin, with a musical score by Ron Goodwin.
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One Way Pendulum
MovieJan 21, 1965

One Way Pendulum

One Way Pendulum is a 1965 British comedy film directed …
One Way Pendulum is a 1965 British comedy film directed by Peter Yates and starring Eric Sykes and George Cole. It is an adaptation of the play by N. F. Simpson.
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1964
Not Only... But Also
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TV ShowNov 29, 1964

Not Only... But Also

Not Only...But Also, most famously showcased Peter Cook and …
Not Only...But Also, most famously showcased Peter Cook and Dudley Moore in there so-called 'Dagenham dialogues' in which Pete (a nasal know-all who has utter confidence in his surreal and ...
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The Bargee
MovieApr 28, 1964

The Bargee

Hemel Pike is a canal barge casanova, aided and abetted …
Hemel Pike is a canal barge casanova, aided and abetted by his illiterate cousin, Ronnie. Hemel has a girl in every town along his route, and each one is intent on marriage. He is finally ...
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1963
Heavens Above!
MovieMay 20, 1963

Heavens Above!

A young, kindly minister is accidentally appointed to a …
A young, kindly minister is accidentally appointed to a small, but wealthy parish loaded with snobbish people. The new minister quickly starts making waves by appointing a black church warden, and then taking in a band of gypsies. The upper crust parishioners are shocked that church funds and resources should be doled out to the "lower classes," apparently oblivious to the true heart of Christian teachings. The upstart new minister finds himself in hot water with the super snobby church council. Plenty of trouble follows.
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1962
Kill or Cure
MovieSep 1, 1962

Kill or Cure

A reprobate photographer and part time private investigator is …
A reprobate photographer and part time private investigator is hired by a batty old woman to go undercover into a health farm to investigate a suspicious death.
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Village of Daughters
MovieMar 13, 1962

Village of Daughters

Herbert Harris is a traveling salesman who makes his …
Herbert Harris is a traveling salesman who makes his way into a remote Italian village to sell his wares. There, he finds many single and attractive women who all pursue him madly. He quickly learns that the village has all but one single man left, as the majority have left to find work.
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Award1962

Best Entertainment Performance

Won British Academy …
Won British Academy Television Award for Best Entertainment Performance.
British Academy Television Award
Nomination1962

Best Entertainment Performance

Nominated for British …
Nominated for British Academy Television Award for Best Entertainment Performance.
British Academy Television Award
1961
Very Important Person
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MovieApr 20, 1961

Very Important Person

Very Important Person …
Very Important Person (retitled A Coming Out Party in the United States) is a 1961 British comedy film directed by Ken Annakin and written by Jack Davies and Henry Blyth. The cast includes several well-known British comedy and character actors, including James Robertson Justice, Stanley Baxter in a dual role as a dour Scottish prisoner and a German prisoner-of-war camp officer, Eric Sykes, John Le Mesurier, Leslie Phillips and Richard Wattis.
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1960
Watch Your Stern
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MovieOct 14, 1960

Watch Your Stern

When the details of a secret torpedo are destroyed by an …
When the details of a secret torpedo are destroyed by an incompetent seaman, the crew of the ship rally round, when the Admiral needs the plans to show to a visiting scientist.
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Sykes and a...
TV ShowJan 29, 1960

Sykes and a...

Sykes and a... is a black-and-white British sitcom starring Eric …
Sykes and a... is a black-and-white British sitcom starring Eric Sykes and Hattie Jacques that aired on BBC 1 from 1960 to 1965. It was written by Eric Sykes, Johnny Speight, John Antrobus and Spike Milligan. Sykes and a... was the first television series to feature both Sykes and Jacques, who later starred in Sykes and a Big, Big Show and Sykes.
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1959
Tommy the Toreador
MovieDec 21, 1959

Tommy the Toreador

Tommy is a happy sailor, travelling the world, singing his …
Tommy is a happy sailor, travelling the world, singing his favourite songs. When he visits Spain, he gets mistaken for a famous bullfighter. Tommy finishes up in the bull-ring facing a VERY angry bull and cheered on by the crowd. What will he do now ?
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David Sykes
Child1959

David Sykes

David Sykes born.
1958
Julie Sykes
Child1958

Julie Sykes

Julie Sykes was born as Julie Louise Sykes. She is known …
Julie Sykes was born as Julie Louise Sykes. She is known for her work on Goodnight Sweetheart (1993), The Green Green Grass (2005) and The Tomorrow People (1992).
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1956
Charley Moon
MovieMay 1, 1956

Charley Moon

Charley Moon is a 1956 British film directed by Guy Hamilton. It …
Charley Moon is a 1956 British film directed by Guy Hamilton. It stars Max Bygraves, Dennis Price and Shirley Eaton. The screenplay and lyrics are by Leslie Bricusse. The story is based on Reginald Arkell's backstage novel of the same name. It was filmed at Pinewood Studios and on location in Upton Grey and Greywell Hampshire.
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The Tony Hancock Show
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TV ShowApr 27, 1956

The Tony Hancock Show

The Tony Hancock Show is a …
The Tony Hancock Show is a black-and-white British sketch show starring Tony Hancock and was broadcast on ITV by the franchise contractor Associated-Rediffusion for two series in 1956 and 1957, either side of the first television series of Hancock's Half Hour. It was written by Eric Sykes, Larry Stephens, John Jose and (for the few last episodes) Ray Galton and Alan Simpson. All the episodes were broadcast live.
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The Idiot Weekly, Price 2d
TV ShowFeb 24, 1956

The Idiot Weekly, Price 2d

The Idiot Weekly, Price 2d …
The Idiot Weekly, Price 2d was the first serious attempt to translate the humour of The Goon Show to television. It was made by Associated-Rediffusion during 1956 and was broadcast only in the London area.
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1953
Susan Sykes
Child1953

Susan Sykes

Susan Sykes born.
1952
Edith Milbrandt
MarriageFebruary 1952

Edith Milbrandt

Married Edith Milbrandt.
Kathy Sykes
Child1952

Kathy Sykes

Katherine Sykes is a film producer.
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1923
Eric Sykes
BirthMay 1923

Eric Sykes

Eric Sykes was born.
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