1972 - 1979, Comedy
One of the great British comedy stars in his series about middle-aged siblings sharing a house.

Episode Guide

  • Sykes - The BBC Honours Sykes (Season 7 Episode 7)
    Season 7 Episode 7:

    The BBC Honours Sykes

    Eric and Hattie are summoned to the office of the BBC's Head of Light Entertainment to celebrate 20 years of doing their series on TV; however, the presentation ceremony does not go as planned.

  • Sykes - Six Million Dollar Sykes (Season 7 Episode 6)
    Season 7 Episode 6:

    Six Million Dollar Sykes

    Eric is celebrating his birthday with Hattie and Corky; however, after a fracas with the local bully, Billy Big Knuckle, and treatment by a specialist, he becomes a considerably weaker version of the Bionic Man.

  • Sykes - The Insurance Money (Season 7 Episode 5)
    Season 7 Episode 5:

    The Insurance Money

    Eric and Hattie decide to go on a camping vacation on the South Coast; after a series of incidents, the insurance money comes in very handy.

  • Sykes - Bad Medicine (Season 7 Episode 4)
    Season 7 Episode 4:

    Bad Medicine

    After a Chinese take out, Eric and Hattie both get a tummy bug; the pills prescribed by their doctor have a curious effect, as they discover, during dinner with the captain of the golf club that Eric is trying to join.

  • Sykes - The Stay-at-Home Holiday (Season 7 Episode 3)
    Season 7 Episode 3:

    The Stay-at-Home Holiday

    Eric and Hattie are all ready to depart for their vacation in the West Country, leaving Miss Rumbelow looking after the house; waiting to leave, Hattie reveals the true story of last year's vacation abroad.

  • Sykes - Fanny-By-Gaslight (Season 7 Episode 2)
    Season 7 Episode 2:


    Because of all the social work Hattie is doing, Eric is convinced that she is heading for a nervous breakdown; concocts a scheme to make her realize that she is doing too much.

  • Sykes - The Drop Out (Season 7 Episode 1)
    Season 7 Episode 1:

    The Drop Out

    Eric and Hattie agree to put up a friend's nephew for a few days; on arriving home, all they find is a guitar, a hypodermic needle and a pair of eyes staring at them from the cellar.

  • Sykes - Television Film (Season 6 Episode 7)
    Season 6 Episode 7:

    Television Film

    When the BBC drama department decides to film in the Sykes' garden, Eric becomes another Cecil B de Mille.

  • Sykes - End of the World (Season 6 Episode 6)
    Season 6 Episode 6:

    End of the World

    Eric is persuaded that armageddon is nigh, and gathers some friends on a hill to witness the coming cataclysm.

  • Sykes - Decorating (Season 6 Episode 5)
    Season 6 Episode 5:


    Hattie wants to get professional decorators in, but Eric insists on doing it himself; soon the builders have to be called in to repair damage.

  • Sykes - Football Match (Season 6 Episode 4)
    Season 6 Episode 4:

    Football Match

    Eric's desperate to go to a football match, but he has to work; so he hatches a plan to get out of work.

  • Sykes - Picket Line (Season 6 Episode 3)
    Season 6 Episode 3:

    Picket Line

    Eric decides that the time has come to strike a blow against inflation.

  • Sykes - The Hypnotist (Season 6 Episode 2)
    Season 6 Episode 2:

    The Hypnotist

    Eric falls under the spell of a hypnotist.

  • Sykes - Sykes (Season 6 Episode 1)
    Season 6 Episode 1:


    Eric and Hattie celebrate the festive season in their own inimitable way.

  • Sykes - Bath (Season 5 Episode 7)
    Season 5 Episode 7:


    Eric has to use his neighbor's bath.

  • Sykes - Squatters (Season 5 Episode 6)
    Season 5 Episode 6:


    A tramp moves into the siblings' home and refuses to leave.

  • Sykes - Inventions (Season 5 Episode 5)
    Season 5 Episode 5:


    Eric tries his hand at being an inventor, and creates the burglar alarm to beat all other burglar alarms.

  • Sykes - Holiday Camp (Season 5 Episode 4)
    Season 5 Episode 4:

    Holiday Camp

    Eric and Hattie disagree about where to take a vacation.

  • Sykes - Lodgers (Season 5 Episode 3)
    Season 5 Episode 3:


    A neighbor comes to stay while his home is being decorated.

  • Sykes - Fishing (Season 5 Episode 2)
    Season 5 Episode 2:


    Eric and Hattie indulge in a day of deep sea fishing.

  • Sykes - Home Movies (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:

    Home Movies

    Eric starts to become serious about his new movie camera, and decides to make a documentary about Constable.

  • Sykes - Christmas Party (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    Christmas Party

    Eric and Hattie spend Christmas Day at Corky's, which proves a bit of an eye opener when they meet his family.

  • Sykes - Night Out (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    Night Out

    Hattie goes out for the night, leaving Eric at home, although he is not left alone for long; Madge turns up with romance on her mind.

  • Sykes - Marriage (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:


    When Eric sets up a business with Madge from the baker's shop, he soon learns her plans involve a great deal more than simply making doughnuts.

  • Sykes - Reporter (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:


    Eric lands a job at the local paper, but to get promoted he must interview a famous writer.

  • Sykes - Caravan (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:


    Eric and Hattie explain to Corky why the tourist trade in Scotland is booming.

  • Sykes - Ski-ing (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:


    Eric and Hattie visit the Bavarian Alps and Eric rashly accepts a wager to glide down the Jungfrau; Eric's descent might or might not be elegant.

  • Sykes - Commercial (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:


    Eric decides that acting is his true calling.

  • Sykes - The Fog (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    The Fog

    A stranger arrives at the house and takes the siblings back in time to the night of a pea soup fog.

  • Sykes - Log Cabin (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    Log Cabin

    A riverside retreat proves to be far from idyllic.

  • Sykes - A Bandage (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    A Bandage

    Hattie wants to put her new found first aid skills into practice.

  • Sykes - Two Birthdays (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Two Birthdays

    Hattie has bought Eric a diary for his birthday, but Eric's got her something much more exciting.

  • Sykes - The Band (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    The Band

    A lodger turns out to be nuisance.

  • Sykes - The Pub (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    The Pub

    The siblings agree to look after their friend's pub for the night, but suddenly the place becomes packed.

  • Sykes - Holiday in Bogsea (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Holiday in Bogsea

    While on vacation in Bogsea, Eric tries to spot Miss Tilly Truelove of the Daily Bugle in order to win a cash prize.

  • Sykes - The Stolen Bentley (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    The Stolen Bentley

    The siblings receive an unexpected visitor in their living room.

  • Sykes - Nest Egg (Season 2 Episode 16)
    Season 2 Episode 16:

    Nest Egg

    It looks as if Eric's domestic bliss will be disrupted if Hattie's new boyfriend gets his way.

  • Sykes - Flashback (Season 2 Episode 15)
    Season 2 Episode 15:


    While describing a recent vacation in Scotland, Eric exaggerates his fishing prowess.

  • Sykes - Haunting (Season 2 Episode 14)
    Season 2 Episode 14:


    Strange things happen when Eric and Hattie unpack an old theatrical trunk belonging to their Uncle Edward, an escapologist.

  • Sykes - Salesman (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:


    Eric's techniques as an encyclopedia salesman fail to impress his neighbors.

  • Sykes - Protest (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:


    Eric is outraged by plans to build a block of apartments in Sebastopol Terrace.

  • Sykes - Bird (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:


    Hattie gives Eric an ultimatum about his new feathered friend.

  • Sykes - Uniform (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:


    Eric and Hattie have a run in with the law.

  • Sykes - Gamble (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:


    Eric's horoscope advises him how he might improve his fortune, but the arrival of a junior Mafia man spells trouble.

  • Sykes - Window Smasher (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    Window Smasher

    Eric's neighbors are suffering from the effects of a mystery window smasher, yet the Sykes residence remains intact.

  • Sykes - Fancy Dress (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    Fancy Dress

    Eric finds that his imperial throne has been usurped when he turns up to a fancy dress ball as Caesar.

  • Sykes - Peeping Tom (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Peeping Tom

    Eric manages to get his head stuck between some railings.

  • Sykes - Rolls (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:


    Eric gets a new job as chauffeur to Lady Dorothy, but his driving lessons must have been a crash course.

  • Sykes - Golf (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:


    Golfing mad Eric is in for a few surprises when Hattie decides to join him on the course; ends up coaching the greats of the golf world.

  • Sykes - Spy Ring (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Spy Ring

    Eric and Hattie are suspicious of their vodka swilling, well off new neighbors.

  • Sykes - Bus (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:


    Eric and Hattie try to revolutionize London Transport by running a bus like an airline, but the depot manager is less than charmed by the idea.

  • Sykes - An Engagement (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    An Engagement

    Feeling the worse for wear after his army reunion, Eric wonders what a beautiful girl is doing on his doorstep the following morning.

  • Sykes - Cafe (Season 1 Episode 16)
    Season 1 Episode 16:


    Eric starts to lose customers when he turns a cafe into a pub.

  • Sykes - Journey (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:


    Eric and the local police.

  • Sykes - Cat (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:


    When Hattie's beloved kitten goes missing, Eric ends up on the roof.

  • Sykes - Dream (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:


    Eric is thrown into panic after he's bitten by a dog.

  • Sykes - Mouse (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:


    Here, the siblings try to get rid of an unwelcome guest.

  • Sykes - Ankle (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:


    A gust of wind distributes Eric's garbage over his neighbor's path, with unfortunate results.

  • Sykes - Job (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:


    Eric abandons the housework to join Hattie at the local factory.

  • Sykes - Football (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:


    When Eric referees a local soccer match, the pressure becomes too much.

  • Sykes - Stranger (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:


    Eric and Hattie are visited by a mysterious stranger who claims that he has returned to honor a childhood promise.

  • Sykes - Boat (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:


    Here, Eric is out at sea in his neighbor Mr Brown's new boat.

  • Sykes - Menace (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:


    Ten year old Amanda arrives for the weekend; Eric can't believe she's as innocent as she looks and painfully recalls her sister's love of practical jokes.

  • Sykes - Walk (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:


    When Eric takes up walking he can't stop himself; before long, he's walking to Brighton.

  • Sykes - Uncle (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:


    Eric regrets boasting about his aristocratic uncle.

  • Sykes - Burglary (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:


    After his neighbor is burgled, Eric invents a ferocious guard dog.