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British Comedy: 7 of 1

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People who added this item 4 Average listal rating (4 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.8
Years: 1973
Broadcaster: BBC
Genre: Sitcom (standalones)
Written by: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais,
Roy Clarke, Jack Goetz*, Gerald Frow,
Hugh Leonard
Stars: Ronnie Barker
Episodes: 7
Episode Average: 7.000
BEST EPISODE:
Prisoner and Escort (1973)
*pseudonym of Ronnie Barker
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RONNIE BARKER


OPEN ALL HOURS
as... ALBERT ARKWRIGHT


PRISONER AND ESCORT
as... NORMAN STANLEY FLETCHER


MY OLD MAN
as... SAM COBBETT


SPANNER'S ELEVEN
as... ALBERT SPANNER


ANOTHER FINE MESS
as... HARRY NORVEL


ONE MAN'S MEAT
as... ALAN JOYCE


I'LL FLY YOU FOR A QUID
as... EVAN OWEN / GRANDPA OWEN

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7 OF 1

(1973)
7 episodes
Series Score: 48
Episode Average: 7.00
Perfect 10's: 0
EPISODE 1

OPEN ALL HOURS

Originally broadcast: 25 March 1973
Directed by: Sydney Lotterby
Written by: Roy Clarke
THIS WAS LATER TURNED INTO THE SERIES OF THE SAME NAME
MORE OF THE CAST
GRANVILLE
Played by David Jason
MRS. SCULLY
Played by Yooth Joyce
NURSE GLADYS EMMANUEL
Played by Sheila Brennan
BREAD MAN
Played by David Valla
GIRL FROM PETROL STATION
Played by Elissa Derwent
BOY BUYING LOLLY
Played by Keith Chegwin
Arkwright offers advice about lusting for a life outside of the shop door, Nurse Gladys is confronted about spending time with Wesley Cosgrave, and Granville spots something rather eye-catching while on his round.

"Oh, heck, have I? I've st-started stuttering in writing now!"
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6

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EPISODE 2

PRISONER AND ESCORT

Originally broadcast: 1 April 1973
Directed by: James Gilbert
Written by: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais
THIS WAS LATER TURNED INTO THE SERIES PORRIDGE
MORE OF THE CAST
MR. BARRACLOUGH
Played by Brian Wilde
MR. MACKAY
Played by Fulton Mackay
Two prison officers escort a prisoner to Slade Prison on New Year's Eve, McKay goes for help when a van breakdown leaves them stranded, and
Fletcher works on Barrowclough in a bid to get the handcuffs removed.

"Er, it must've accidentally fallen out of Mr. Mackay's pocket when he got out of the van."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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EPISODE 3

MY OLD MAN

Originally broadcast: 8 April 1973
Directed by: Sydney Lotterby
Written by: Gerald Frow
THIS WAS LATER TURNED INTO AN ITV SERIES STARRING CLIVE DUNN
MORE OF THE CAST
ARTHUR
Played by Graham Armitage
DORIS
Played by Ann Beach
WILLIE
Played by Leslie Dwyer
CYRIL
Played by Robin Parkinson
RON
Played by John Sanderson
ANDREW
Played by Peter Clay
Demolition forces a retired engine-driver to moves in with his daughter, life in a tower block flat is made worse by her humourless husband, and an uncomfortable trip to the pub leads to a friend he thought was dead.

"Expert or no expert, some silly beggar's done your blue room out in green, haven't they?"
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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EPISODE 4

SPANNER'S ELEVEN

Originally broadcast: 15 April 1973
Directed by: Harold Snoad
Written by: Roy Clarke
MORE OF THE CAST
COUNCILLOR TODD
Played by Bill Maynard
VERA SPANNER
Played by Priscilla Morgan
HORACE
Played by John Cater
LITTLE DUCKETT
Played by Louis Mansi
SIR LAURENCE
Played by Christopher Biggins
MORRIS
Played by Geoffrey Todd
OPPOSING TRAINER
Played by John Rutland
PLAYBOY
Played by Brian Godfrey
BUTTERFINGERS
Played by Stephen Calcutt
A football trainer's wife moans about a lack of passion in their marriage, a string of poor results on the pitch leads to pressure to resign, and the showing of an embarrassing film leads to a crazy next match ultimatum.

"I dread you lot, you know. It's tempting fate being all dressed up like this all ready for an accident."
HOLY GODIVA 2 - ONION JACK 2
TOTAL: 4

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EPISODE 5

ANOTHER FINE MESS

Originally broadcast: 22 April 1973
Directed by: Harold Snoad
Written by: Hugh Leonard
MORE OF THE CAST
SYDNEY JEFFERSON
Played by Roy Castle
DORIS NORVEL
Played by Avis Bunnage
EDWINA
Played by Pauline Delaney
CISSIE
Played by Margery Mason
FINLAY
Played by Dennis Ramsden
NEIGHBOUR
Played by Pearl Hackney
Harry finds himself stuck at home when his mother-in-law passes away, Sydney suggests sleeping pills as a way to slip off to a talent night, and helping a lady while dressed as Laurel & Hardy proves to be a mistake.

"Is it alright for me to drink while you're driving?"
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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EPISODE 6

ONE MAN'S MEAT

Originally broadcast: 29 April 1973
Directed by: Harold Snoad
Written by: Jack Goetz (Ronnie Barker)
MORE OF THE CAST
MRS. DAWKINS
Played by Joan Sims
PRUNELLA SCALES
Played by Marion Joyce
POLICE SERGEANT
Played by Glynn Edwards
POLICEMAN
Played by Sam Kelly
WOMAN
Played by Barbara New
An overweight man is forced to go on a crash diet by his worried wife, a rush to feed his hunger reveals a total absence of food and trousers, and calls to a Chinese takeaway and the police do little to solve the problem.

"It's quite a good way of remembering phone numbers, that, isn't it? 'Will anyone who saw the accident please communicate with New Scotland Yard. Telephone number: Whitehall, prawn balls, prawn balls'."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 7

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EPISODE 7

I'LL FLY YOU FOR A QUID

Originally broadcast: 6 May 1973
Directed by: Sydney Lotterby
Written by: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais
MORE OF THE CAST
REVEREND SIMMONS
Played by Emrys James
MORTLAKE OWEN
Played by Richard O'Callaghan
MRS. OWEN
Played by Margaret John
APRIL OWEN
Played by Beth Morris
MR. PUGH
Played by Talfryn Thomas
A priest speaks about the gambling epidemic that has gripped his village, a dying man tells of his regret for putting the bookie before his family, and talk of a big win leads to a desperate search for the betting slip.

"No respect for the living or the dead. Your grandfather would turn in his grave, if he'd got there yet."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 7
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Part of the
British Comedy Collection
Ronnie Barker shows off his talents in seven very different standalone sitcom episodes. Three of them would go on to be used in bigger projects.

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