Beadle's About

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For ten hilarious and unforgettable series between 1986 and 1996, Beadle’s About set up unsuspecting members of the public for some of the most elaborate and brilliantly executed pranks ever shown on television, capturing the victims’ horrified reactions on hidden cameras; the show instantly became essential Saturday-night viewing in millions of homes, and the topic of countless Monday-morning conversations at work or school. Made by London Weekend Television (LWT) for the ITV Network.

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Episode 1

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Episode 3

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Episode 4

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Episode 5

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Episode 6 (1986 Christmas Special)

Episode Description

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Episode 1

Jeremy's back, and this time he asks if the women of Camberwell can tell the difference between 3 security guards, and plays a prank on a businessman returning from France.

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Episode 2

American TV channel NBA sends a team to London's South Bank to report on Saxon foodstuffs, and the Duke and Duchess of York pull a prank on a Swanage mechanic.

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Episode 3

Tennis pro Virginia Wade joins Jeremy for a prank at a prize tennis court.

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Episode 4

This week, Jeremy helps a husband play a menu-planning trick on his wife in advance of their holiday, and launches a military assault in the back garden of ex-champion motorcycle racer Steve Parrish.

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Episode 5

On the show tonight, Jeremy helps orchestrate a prank on a husband with an oversized satellite dish delivery, and one on a wife - with a tank!

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Episode 6

Beadle's back for more pranks, and tonight he's got exploding golf balls up his sleeve.

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Episode 7

An unsuspecting lady driver finds valet parking not to her taste, and there's trouble in an antiques shop.

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Episode 8

In the final episode of the series, passers-by get mixed up in an indentity parade, read love letters, and a housewife sees bright yellow.