Curry And Chips – 1969
Perhaps the most controversial sitcom ever made. Curry And Chips was a six part comedy based on an idea from Spike Milligan and featured an all star cast.
The series was supposed to highlight racial discrimination, but managed to upset The Independent Television Authority, who made ITV pull it after just one series. Such was the depth of feeling over the show there were even complaints to the race relations board.
Apart from the controversy it caused it is also notable for being London Weekend Television’s first colour sitcom.
Kevin O’Grady, a man of mixed Asian and Irish descent is just starting his new job at Lillicrap Ltd, manufacturer of cheap novelty items and seaside souvenirs. Inevitably, he soon becomes the butt of jokes from his resoundingly intolerant workmates.
Written By: Johnny Speight (based on an idea from Spike Milligan)
Produced By: London Weekend Television
Original Transmission Dates: 21st November – 26th December 1969