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Costume worn by Hattie Jacques

Costume
1975
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Costume worn by Hattie Jacques in the BBC Television Series Sykes,1975. Costume designed by Andrew Rose.

Sykes is a British situation comedy (sitcom) that aired on BBC TV from 1972 to 1979. It starred Eric Sykes and Hattie Jacques. The series was written by Eric Sykes who had previously starred with Jacques in Sykes and A...(1960 - 1965) and Sykes and a Big, Big Show (1971). Sykes had the same premise as the two previous shows with Eric Sykes and Hattie Jacques reprising their former roles as twins who lived in suburban London. At the series peak in the mid-1970s, Sykes attracted 17 million viewers. It was brought to an end with the death of Hattie Jacques of a heart attack in 1980.

Object details

Categories
Object type
TitleCostume worn by Hattie Jacques (generic title)
Materials and techniques
Cotton, metal zip
Brief description
Costume worn by Hattie Jacques in the BBC Television Series Sykes,1975, costume designed by Andrew Rose
Physical description
A light brown paisley patterned cotton dress, with cream scalloped collar and cuffs.
Dimensions
  • Dress length: 1085mm
  • Dress width: 528mm
  • Dress weight: 0.6kg
Marks and inscriptions
BBC 7L3766, LD 30, 1975 (label)
Gallery label
Costume worn by Hattie Jacques in Sykes (1975) BBC Television Costume designed by Andrew Rose
Credit line
The Malcolm Chapman Collection, given by Soo Chapman
Object history
The costume was in the collection of Malcolm Chapman, as part of his collection of Tony Hancock material.

The costume had been sold by the BBC Costume Store in 1996.





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Summary
Costume worn by Hattie Jacques in the BBC Television Series Sykes,1975. Costume designed by Andrew Rose.

Sykes is a British situation comedy (sitcom) that aired on BBC TV from 1972 to 1979. It starred Eric Sykes and Hattie Jacques. The series was written by Eric Sykes who had previously starred with Jacques in Sykes and A...(1960 - 1965) and Sykes and a Big, Big Show (1971). Sykes had the same premise as the two previous shows with Eric Sykes and Hattie Jacques reprising their former roles as twins who lived in suburban London. At the series peak in the mid-1970s, Sykes attracted 17 million viewers. It was brought to an end with the death of Hattie Jacques of a heart attack in 1980.
Collection
Accession number
S.1156-2014

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Record createdMay 9, 2014
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