Captain Perceval - James Bond Spoof Character on a Rod Hull TV Show?

DragonpolDragonpol Writer @
edited April 2016 in Bond Movies Posts: 14,947
I found this information on Wikipedia some time ago when I was looking up some things about the late comedian Rod Hull (1935-1999):

Emu's Broadcasting Company

Emu's Broadcasting Company (1975–1980) was a children's television series featuring Rod Hull and Emu running their own television station, which parodied many BBC series of the time. Supporting Rod Hull and his emu puppet were Billy Dainty who played a James Bond pastiche called Captain Perceval and Barbara New who played the tea lady.

Here's some footage from You Tube of Billy Dainty in action:

Here's Wikipedia's page on Billy Dainty:

You Tube also has an episode of Emu's Broadcasting Company in 3 parts:

I can't find very much else about it and since I was not born until 1984 I obviously don't remember this show being on TV. If there's anyone out there who does remember it I'd love to hear from you via this thread!

I'm interested in how this character "Captain Perceval" spoofed James Bond and really just any other related information you can give me.

Thanks in advance! :)


  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy My Secret Lair
    Posts: 13,384
    Although I watched the show regularly, I can't remember the character,
    but I'm guessing he was a Basildon Bond type ?
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