Harry H. Corbett, Hugh Griffith, Eric Sykes, Ronnie Barker, Julia Foster, Miriam Karlin, Eric Barker, Derek Nimmo
London, Hertfordshire, Middlesex, Buckinghamshire
Director : Duncan Wood Production Company : Galton-Simpson Region : LONDON A-B,SOUTH EAST A-D
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 caught when one of the girls, Christine, falls pregnant but her protective father is understandably upset by his daughter's situation.
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barg001. Bulls Bridge on the Grand Union canal in Hounslow. The area has been redeveloped.
barg002. Bulls Bridge, Hounslow. The area has been redeveloped.
barg003. Hemel Pike (Harry H. Corbett) at Brentford Dock. Another area that has been completely redeveloped.
barg004. Hanwell Locks on the Grand Union Canal near Southall.
barg005. Hemel and Ronnie (Ronnie Barker) at Three Bridges near Southall. The name arises due to the road bridge visible in the centre background passing over the canal which in turn passes over a railway line. Known as Windmill Lane Bridge to rail staff, the location still carries all three modes of transport.
barg006. Hanwell Lock just west of Three Bridges on the Grand Union Canal.
barg007. Ronnie operates the lock at Hanwell.
barg008. The boats approach Cowley Peachey Junction having just passed under the now disappeared railway bridge that carried the line between West Drayton and Uxbridge.
barg009. Cowley Peachey Junction. The route heading to top left is for Slough with the Main Line running to the right.
barg010. Cassiobury Park Bottom Lock west of Watford.
barg010n. Clive provides this Google Image to which no changes have been made. (RL) (Modern Photo Added: 29-01-2015)