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British Comedy: Robin's Nest

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Robin's Nest (1977)
Years: 1977-1981
Broadcaster: ITV
Genre: Sitcom
Written by: Brian Cooke, Johnnie Mortimer,
George Layton, Bernard McKenna, Adele Rose,
David Norton, Roger Taylor, Dave Freeman,
Charlotte Bingham, Terence Brady, Jon Watkins,
Terence Feely, Willis Hall, Ken Hoare,
Gail Renard, Richard Waring
Stars: Richard O'Sullivan, Tessa Wyatt
Episodes: 48
Episode Average: 6.000*
BEST EPISODES:
Sleeping Partners (1977), The Maternal Triangle (1977)
*including specials
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SERIES ONE

(1977)
7 episodes
Series Score: 51
Episode Average: 7.29
Perfect 10's: 0
S1E1

SLEEPING PARTNERS

Originally broadcast: 11 January 1977
Directed by: Peter Frazer-Jones
Written by: Johnnie Mortimer, Brian Cooke
Robin promises to stop proposing all the time if only Vicky will say yes, Mr. Nicholls realises that his Chinese takeaway tenants have done a flit, and a grand plan to open a new bistro needs a bit of financial backing.

"That's because I've swallowed half of it. I'll be hiccuping rings of confidence all day."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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S1E2

THE BISTRO KIDS

Originally broadcast: 18 January 1977
Directed by: Peter Frazer-Jones
Written by: Johnnie Mortimer, Brian Cooke
Robin and Vicky prepare to welcome hungry diners to their new bistro, Mr. Nicholls steps in to deal with questions from a health inspector, and a lack of transport makes it difficult to bring back the necessary supplies.

"It is bleeding in the seats. Get that bleeding pig off my bus!"
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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S1E3

A LITTLE COMPETITION

Originally broadcast: 25 January 1977
Directed by: Peter Frazer-Jones
Written by: Johnnie Mortimer, Brian Cooke
The builders working on the new steakhouse next door pop in for lunch, Robin learns that the man running the place is Vicky's old boyfriend, and Mr. Nicholls comes up with good enough reason to accept a free dinner.

"It's all a bit Welsh, isn't it?"
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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S1E4

THE MATERNAL TRIANGLE

Originally broadcast: 1 February 1977
Directed by: Peter Frazer-Jones
Written by: Johnnie Mortimer, Brian Cooke
Robin's shocked when a one-armed man applies for a dishwasher job, a fire inspector gets flustered about unconventional living arrangements, and Vicky invites her parents to dinner despite them hating each other.

"Oh, well... well... I wouldn't, erm... No, I... I... I wouldn't advise putting out a fire with a parachute."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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S1E5

PIGGY IN THE MIDDLE

Originally broadcast: 8 February 1977
Directed by: Peter Frazer-Jones
Written by: Johnnie Mortimer, Brian Cooke
Robin wonders how he can get rid of Albert after a number of breakages, Mr. Nicholls suggests using the Bistro as an art gallery to brighten it up, and Vicky's not happy when her father starts seeing a younger woman.

"Oh, I know, sir, they're trouble on legs. Bridie O'Keefe used to say that, and she was half a woman herself. Four foot nothing she was, singer with the show band. I used to fiddle with it."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6

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S1E6

A MATTER OF NOTE

Originally broadcast: 15 February 1977
Directed by: Peter Frazer-Jones
Written by: Johnnie Mortimer, Brian Cooke
Albert insists on returning to work despite being sacked the day before, the CID visit the Bistro to investigate a £10 note paid in at the bank, and Mr. Nicholls is forced to order unwanted courgettes at the police station.

"Oh, will you look at that, a bit of river in a box."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 7

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S1E7

OH HAPPY DAY

Originally broadcast: 22 February 1977
Directed by: Peter Frazer-Jones
Written by: Johnnie Mortimer, Brian Cooke
Robin gets a shock when Vicky changes her mind about getting married, Albert lets slip about the honeymoon after being sworn to secrecy, and Mr. Nicholls is disappointed when he learns that he won't even be there.

"What? No photograph? Well, you'll have nothing for your grandchildren to laugh at."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6
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SERIES TWO

(1978)
6 episodes
Series Score: 42
Episode Average: 7.00
Perfect 10's: 0
S2E1

AS LONG AS HE NEEDS ME

Originally broadcast: 23 February 1978
Directed by: Peter Frazer-Jones
Written by: Johnnie Mortimer, Brian Cooke
Mr. Nicholls hurts his back whilst helping with menial tasks at the bistro, Albert confuses everyone with tales about his very strange relations, and Vicky steps in to look after her father to save him bringing in a stranger.

"Eh? What? No... no... no... no, I'm a trout with no... no nuts."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6

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S2E2

THE SEVEN POUND FIDDLE

Originally broadcast: 2 March 1978
Directed by: Peter Frazer-Jones
Written by: Johnnie Mortimer, Brian Cooke
Mr. Nicholls quickly accuses Albert when money is found to be missing, DS Burke returns to the bistro after finding a poster on his windscreen, and talk of being sued leads to a desperate search for an innocent man.

"Would you believe it? I... I got a telling off just for sticking one of these over a policeman's face."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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S2E3

UPS & DOWNS

Originally broadcast: 9 March 1978
Directed by: Peter Frazer-Jones
Written by: Johnnie Mortimer, Brian Cooke
Robin searches for the trapdoor to a cellar he's found on council plans, Vicky decides to buy a new dress when her father gets tickets for a show, and a badly timed delivery means that she might have to go on her own.

"Oh, no, miss, no, and if there is, I'll drink a bit so there'll be less."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6

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S2E4

THREE TIMES TABLE

Originally broadcast: 16 March 1978
Directed by: Peter Frazer-Jones
Written by: Johnnie Mortimer, Brian Cooke
Robin decides to put some tables outside to give the diners more choice, the steakhouse try to poach a customer sat on an overhanging chair, and Mr. Nicholls suggests new locations after receiving an offer for the bistro.

"Well, get on with it then instead of sitting there with your feet on the desk twiddling your moustache. Stupid woman."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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S2E5

GREAT EXPECTATIONS

Originally broadcast: 23 March 1978
Directed by: Peter Frazer-Jones
Written by: Johnnie Mortimer, Brian Cooke
Robin's not too happy when a fruit machine is wheeled into the bistro, talk of possible pregnancy puts marriage firmly back on the agenda, and Mr. Nicholls gets stuck into making decisions about his future grandson.

"When your ship comes in, it'll most probably smash up the harbour."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6

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S2E6

LOVE & MARRIAGE

Originally broadcast: 30 March 1978
Directed by: Peter Frazer-Jones
Written by: Johnnie Mortimer, Brian Cooke
Albert asks if there is any chance that he could be invited to the wedding, Robin's disappointed when a new freezer turns out to be tickets to Paris, and a last minute change of plan leads to concerns about leather seats.

"I want to look me best for the wedding photographs, so I thought I'd get meself a pair of new underpants."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8
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SERIES THREE

(1978)
13 episodes
Series Score: 78
Episode Average: 6.00
Perfect 10's: 0
S3E1

YOU NEED HANDS

Originally broadcast: 25 September 1978
Directed by: Peter Frazer-Jones
Written by: Bernard McKenna
Robin learns that a gourmet evening has been arranged in his absence, Mr. Nicholls helps a piano forte player by giving him somewhere to play, and a jammed waste disposal unit ends up putting the chef out of action.

"I had a cousin once who was psychic in reverse. She knew things had taken place just after they'd happened."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6

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S3E2

THE CANDIDATE

Originally broadcast: 2 October 1978
Directed by: Peter Frazer-Jones
Written by: David Norton, Roger Taylor
A council official arrives with a court order because of unpaid rates, Mr. Nicholls stands for election after winning the support of local businesses, and a slice of Dublin pie forces Robin to take part in a radio debate show.

"I might tell that at once time it was going to be, 'Concerned Ratepayers Action Party'."
HOLY GODIVA 2 - ONION JACK 2
TOTAL: 4

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S3E3

JUST DESSERTS

Originally broadcast: 9 October 1978
Directed by: Peter Frazer-Jones
Written by: Bernard McKenna
Mr. Nicholls manages to persuade two pretty girls to dine in the bistro, Vicky jumps to the wrong conclusion about an exchange of numbers, and Robin needs a bed for the night after getting stuck to another woman.

"I've hardly slept at all. You know, I had this terrible dream. I dreamt I was Davy Crockett... Yes, and I woke up and your cat was sitting on my head."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6

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S3E4

AWAY FROM ALL WHAT?

Originally broadcast: 16 October 1978
Directed by: Peter Frazer-Jones
Written by: Charlotte Bingham, Terence Brady
The Tripps are invited to stay at a Cornish hotel owned by their friends, Mr. Nicholls points out that customers have already made reservations, and Vicky's idea to fake illness delivers very little in the way of sympathy.

"It's amazing, isn't it? You see, girls, before they're married, they say, 'let's wait'. Then of course, you get them married and they say, 'let's wait'."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6

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S3E5

ENGLAND EXPECTS

Originally broadcast: 23 October 1978
Directed by: Peter Frazer-Jones
Written by: David Norton, Roger Taylor
Robin wakes up his father-in-law with news of a possible parking ticket, Mr. Nicholls insists on hosting a big regimental dinner at the bistro, and Albert panics when he finds himself face-to-face with his old sergeant.

"Well, my spotted dick is beginning to wilt."
HOLY GODIVA 2 - ONION JACK 2
TOTAL: 4

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S3E6

ONCE TWO IS THREE

Originally broadcast: 30 October 1978
Directed by: Peter Frazer-Jones
Written by: Jon Watkins
Robin and Vicky are offered the chance to open a restaurant in Brighton, Mr. Nicholls refuses to stump up £600 for repairs and redecoration, and Albert expresses utter amazement at a demonstration of psychic ability.

"I wish I'd married a man who could cook like that."
HOLY GODIVA 2 - ONION JACK 2
TOTAL: 4

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S3E7

DINNER DATE

Originally broadcast: 6 November 1978
Directed by: Peter Frazer-Jones
Written by: Terence Feely
Mr. Nicholls seeks his daughter's approval ahead of a marriage proposal, Vicky refuses to meet his girlfriend when she remembers who she is, and Robin offers to cook dinner at the bistro in an effort to help things along.

"Oh, whistle while you work,
A fork, a knife, a lovely wife,
And a stupid Irish berk."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6

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S3E8

EVERYTHING YOU WISH YOURSELF

Originally broadcast: 13 November 1978
Directed by: Peter Frazer-Jones
Written by: Willis Hall
Mr. Nicholls investigates the very delicate matter of his daughter's size, Robin panics when he's told that he's forgotten his wife's birthday, and Albert's told not to move a muscle when he'e left in charge of the bistro.

"Eavesdropped? Oh, that I did not! Well, not on purpose anyway, but there was a terrible draught blowing through the keyhole so I just blocked it up with one side of me face."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6

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S3E9

BE IT EVER SO HUMBLE

Originally broadcast: 20 November 1978
Directed by: Peter Frazer-Jones
Written by: Ken Hoare
Robin complains about never being able to get a picture on his television, Albert's resignation is accepted after he's found acting suspiciously, and Vicky insists on helping the homeless by making up a bed in the bistro.

"I have no wish to tamper with your musical leg, young man."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 7

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S3E10

DAY TRIPPERS

Originally broadcast: 27 November 1978
Directed by: Peter Frazer-Jones
Written by: Bernard McKenna
Vicky and Robin decide to take the day off so they can go out for a picnic, Mr. Nicholls explains why he's the only one allowed to drive his car, and Albert tries to hitch a lift after insisting on being paid for the whole day.

"Do you know? I'm sure he didn't have a beard on before he came in here tonight."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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S3E11

THE LONG DISTANCE RUNNER

Originally broadcast: 4 December 1978
Directed by: Peter Frazer-Jones
Written by: Jon Watkins
Albert reveals that he has been feeding a friendly mouse in the kitchen, Mr. Nicholls isn't happy when he learns that the bistro is losing money, and Robin takes a secret job to raise money for an anniversary present.

"Phyllis, er, Yvonne... they've been on the streets all morning."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 7

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S3E12

AT HARM'S LENGTH

Originally broadcast: 11 December 1978
Directed by: Peter Frazer-Jones
Written by: Terence Brady, Charlotte Bingham
Mr. Nicholls isn't happy about a special senior citizens anniversary price, Vicky insists on making an exception for the woman who brought her up, and Albert's told to move a returning customer to a less suitable table.

"They're a nice couple, aren't they?"
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6

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S3E13

THE HAPPY HEN

Originally broadcast: 18 December 1978
Directed by: Peter Frazer-Jones
Written by: Dave Freeman
Mr. Nicholls announces that he's opening an omelette house next door, Robin discovers that staff interviews are taking place in the bistro, and an unexpected knock-through leaves the customers with a funny taste.

"Now, first, the waitresses. I shall want them smart, energetic and attractive. Now, this is very important... Yes, well, perhaps you'd like to see what you've got. By the way, what would they expect in the way of salaries? It depends on the size of their what? Oh, tips!"
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8
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SERIES FOUR

(1979)
7 episodes
Series Score: 38
Episode Average: 5.43*
Perfect 10's: 0
*not including the Christmas special
S4E1

SHOULD AULD ACQUAINTANCE

Originally broadcast: 22 February 1979
Directed by: Peter Frazer-Jones
Written by: Dave Freeman
Mr. Nicholls announces that a restaurant critic will be visiting the bistro, a non-paying customer turns out to be an old catering college friend, and Vicky suggests using her father's flat to escape from an unwanted guest.

"I'm not leaving here until you get rid of that vermin... Vernon, you know who I mean."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6

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S4E2

PERSON FRIDAY REQUIRED

Originally broadcast: 1 March 1979
Directed by: Peter Frazer-Jones
Written by: Adele Rose
Robin's tested after refusing to accept that he takes his wife for granted, Vicky demands to be allowed to go back to her old job at the airport, and Mr. Nicholls gets straight on with the task of finding a sexy replacement.

"Ah, well now, sir. That's only because I can't afford to pay for it, sir. Not on the wages you give me, sir. Begging your pardon, sir. But I'll tell you what I'll do, sir. You give me a rise and I'll pay for all me free booze out of that, and then it won't cose you a penny. Now, I can't say fairer that that.
HOLY GODIVA 2 - ONION JACK 2
TOTAL: 4

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S4E3

LOST WEEKEND

Originally broadcast: 8 March 1979
Directed by: Peter Frazer-Jones
Written by: Adele Rose
Albert curses his Irish luck when he wins a holiday for two in the Algarve, a dispute over who the tickets belong to sees two turn quickly into three, and shock awaits in Portugal when their hotel reservations are cancelled.

"Oh, terrific. Just what I've always wanted, a dirty weekend with my in-laws."
HOLY GODIVA 1 - ONION JACK 1
TOTAL: 2

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S4E4

TOO MANY WAITERS SPOIL THE BISTRO

Originally broadcast: 15 March 1979
Directed by: Peter Frazer-Jones
Written by: Bernard McKenna
The addition of new tables in the bistro brings a search for a new waiter, differing opinions see more than one person offered the same job, and a vicar arrives in search of a venue for the annual St. Ignatius Club Dinner.

"Oh, careful, Robin, you're squashing my blossoms."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 7

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S4E5

SEPTEMBER SONG

Originally broadcast: 22 March 1979
Directed by: Peter Frazer-Jones
Written by: George Layton
Albert ends up with his arm in a sling after filling in his football coupon, Mr. Nicholls reacts badly when he finds himself locked out of the bistro, and Vicky asks Robin to talk to her father about his sudden depression.

"Hello in there."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 7

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S4E6

SORRY PARTNER

Originally broadcast: 29 March 1979
Directed by: Peter Frazer-Jones
Written by: David Norton, Roger Taylor
Albert's accused of trying to make off with a box of valuable possessions, a betrayal leaves Mr. Nicholls looking for a new badminton partner, and Vicky tries to persuade Robin to demonstrate his own shuttlecock skills.

"I claim my £5... You are the White Tide Man, isn't it?"
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6

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S4E7

ALBERT'S BALL

Originally broadcast: 5 April 1979
Directed by: Peter Frazer-Jones
Written by: Richard Waring, Gail Renard
Albert tries to remind his employers about the significance of the date, Mr. Nicholls takes action when an old friend is injured in the bistro, and the Tripps find themselves catering to every whim to avoid being sued.

"Look at this. Look what I've got here then. Albert's favourite dish. Well, the only one he hasn't broken yet."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6


SPECIAL

(1979)




SPECIAL

CHRISTMAS AT ROBIN'S NEST

Originally broadcast: 27 December 1979
Directed by: Peter Frazer-Jones
Written by: George Layton
Robin tires of constant singing as he attempts to put up the decorations, Mr. Nicholls is told that the bistro will stay closed on Christmas Day, and Albert hands in his resignation after receiving an unexpected windfall.

"Yes, they grow them in Hong Kong, I believe."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6
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SERIES FIVE

(1980)
6 episodes
Series Score: 32
Episode Average: 5.33*
Perfect 10's: 0
*not including the Christmas special
S5E1

PASTURES NEW

Originally broadcast: 8 January 1980
Directed by: Peter Frazer-Jones
Written by: George Layton
Rob starts to question whether there's more to life than running a bistro, Albert calls to announce that he's opened a nest of his own in Watford, and Mr. Nicholls fails to spot Gertrude's interest in the washer-upper job.

"Chopping vegetables? Mr. Nicholls, you don't seem to realise that it is not what I am doing, it is the way I am doing it. What I can do with my chopper is nobody's business."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6

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S5E2

A MAN OF PROPERTY

Originally broadcast: 15 January 1980
Directed by: Peter Frazer-Jones
Written by: George Layton
Robin gets a shock when Vicky waddles in with an enormous baby bump, Albert reverses the charges to ask Gertrude about his new toaster, and a search for a new family home leads to the office of a snake in the grass.

"Well, every time the toast pops up, it leaves the egg behind."
HOLY GODIVA 2 - ONION JACK 2
TOTAL: 4

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S5E3

IF YOU PASS 'GO', COLLECT £200

Originally broadcast: 22 January 1980
Directed by: Peter Frazer-Jones
Written by: George Layton
Robin tires of having to ask for permission before buying essential items, Mr. Nicholls laughs at the idea of being bought out by his son-in-law, and Vicky's furious when she finds a snack bar parked outside of the bistro.

"Well, I happen to know that you're Mr. Tripp's sleeping partner... And I was wondering if you'd like to sleep with me?"
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 7

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S5E4

NEVER LOOK A GIFT HORSE...

Originally broadcast: 29 January 1980
Directed by: Peter Frazer-Jones
Written by: Adele Rose
Albert returns to his old job when the wheels fall off of his own business, Vicky's puzzled when a delivery man arrives with an expensive pram, and Mr. Nicholls isn't happy when his ex-wife starts telling him what to do.

"Well, they might have been just sausages butties to you, but I put a bit of meself into every one of them."
HOLY GODIVA 2 - ONION JACK 2
TOTAL: 4

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S5E5

JUST AN OLD-FASHIONED GIRL

Originally broadcast: 5 February 1980
Directed by: Peter Frazer-Jones
Written by: Adele Rose
Mr. Nicholls announces that the new woman in his life is an estate agent, Gertrude hands in her notice to avoid working for a man living in sin, and Vicky persuades Robin to talk to Albert about popping the big question.

"He doesn't find them, he hires them from Rent-a-Slag."
HOLY GODIVA 2 - ONION JACK 2
TOTAL: 4

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S5E6

GREAT EXPECTATIONS

Originally broadcast: 12 February 1980
Directed by: Peter Frazer-Jones
Written by: George Layton
Robin has nightmares after he's told that he should be there at the birth, Vicky learns that bets are being taken on the sex and weight of her baby, and Mr. Nicholls protests about having to wait on Albert and Gertrude.

"Yes, here is the news. My wife has not given birth yet. Mr. Albert Riddle has been down in the cellar for the last half an hour looking for potatoes. Mrs. Gertrude Pym, Esq. is making a right cock-up in there. And I'm just about to have a nervous breakdown. Robin Tripp, News at Ten, Robin's Nest."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 7


SPECIAL

(1980)




SPECIAL

CHRISTMAS AT ROBIN'S NEST:
NO ROOM AT THE INN

Originally broadcast: 24 December 1980
Directed by: Peter Frazer-Jones
Written by: Johnnie Mortimer, Brian Cooke
Vicky has to spend Christmas in hospital after giving birth to the twins, Marion arrives to see her grandchildren after a huge row with Pedro, and Mr. Nicholls spends some time with his ex-wife after an accidental invite.

"Mr. Tripp, do you allow smoking in the kitchen?... Well you'd better come and tell that to your Brussels sprouts."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6
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SERIES SIX

(1981)
7 episodes
Series Score: 35
Episode Average: 5.00
Perfect 10's: 0
S6E1

MOVE OVER DARLING

Originally broadcast: 17 February 1981
Directed by: Peter Frazer-Jones
Written by: George Layton
Gertrude cooks Robin a decent meal to stop him eat cold baked beans, Mr. Nicholls protests at the idea of the bistro serving English fayre, and Vicky learns that a mother on the ward has taken a shine to her father.

"Victoria, I am not a snob. Frankly, I would have preferred my grandchildren to have been born in a private nursing home. Especially the boy."
HOLY GODIVA 2 - ONION JACK 2
TOTAL: 4

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S6E2

THE HOMECOMING

Originally broadcast: 24 February 1981
Directed by: Peter Frazer-Jones
Written by: George Layton
Albert's told that he should stick to speaking English when taking orders, Mr. Nicholls objects to the idea of his grandchildren going home in a van, and Robin grows tired of being constantly outdone by his father-in-law.

"Might I recommend the turbot, sir? If monsieur likes poison."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6

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S6E3

NO SMOKE WITHOUT FIRE

Originally broadcast: 3 March 1981
Directed by: Peter Frazer-Jones
Written by: George Layton
Vicky's delighted when Robin shows her what's at the top of his ladder, Mr. Nicholls learns that he's been accused of carrying on with Gertrude, and Albert struggles to raise the alarm when he gets trapped in the loft.

"Listen, Gertrude. Gertrude, listen. While Mr. Nicholls is scouring the streets, why don't we scour some pans, take your mind off it?"
HOLY GODIVA 2 - ONION JACK 2
TOTAL: 4

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S6E4

WHEN IRISH EYES ARE SMILING

Originally broadcast: 10 March 1981
Directed by: Peter Frazer-Jones
Written by: George Layton
Albert comes to the rescue when the twins are woken by their grandad, a burst water main makes a sleepless night even more unbearable, and Vicky suggests spending the week with her father to escape the noise.

"I don't believe it. I think he bores them to sleep."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6

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S6E5

ANNIVERSARY WALTZ

Originally broadcast: 17 March 1981
Directed by: Peter Frazer-Jones
Written by: George Layton
Mr. Nicholls finds a few problems when he checks the bistro's expenses, Vicky tells Robin that a booking clashes with their wedding anniversary, and the arrival of a coach party brings a need for an alternative menu.

"Well, of course, I was fortunate, being the bright one of the family. And then there was me Auntie Sybil. Now she had three children, one of each."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6

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S6E6

WISH YOU WEREN'T HERE

Originally broadcast: 24 March 1981
Directed by: Peter Frazer-Jones
Written by: George Layton
Robin struggles to get to grips with the complex art of changing a nappy, Mr. Nicholls shocks his son-in-law with a weeks' holiday in Tenerife, and a temporary chef sent by an agency turns out to be totally unsuitable.

"Oh, well, you've got to think about these things. You don't want the twins to be only children, do ya?"
HOLY GODIVA 2 - ONION JACK 1
TOTAL: 3

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S6E7

THE HEADHUNTERS OF S.W.6.

Originally broadcast: 31 March 1981
Directed by: Peter Frazer-Jones
Written by: George Layton
Albert's given advice about the only proper way to serve a bottle of wine, Robin's offered a job with an international company that he can't refuse, and Mr. Nicholls insists that he's got people queuing up to buy the bistro.

"Ah, now you may know all about wine, Mr. Nicholls, but believe me, you can't talk to customers like that. A customer also has to be treated gently, like a woman. Even if she's a man."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6
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ROBIN
TRIPP

Played by Richard O'Sullivan
48 episodes (1977-1981)
in... Away From All What? (S3E4)

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VICTORIA
NICHOLLS

Played by Tessa Wyatt
48 episodes (1977-1981)
in... Dinner Date (S3E7)

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JAMES
NICHOLLS

Played by Tony Britton
45 episodes (1977-1981)
in... Great Expectations (S2E5)

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ALBERT
RIDDLE

Played by David Kelly
45 episodes (1977-1981)
in... Oh Happy Day (S1E7)


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GERTRUDE
PYM

Played by Peggy Aitchison
13 episodes (1978-1981)
in... Christmas at Robin's Nest (Special)

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MARION
NICHOLLS

Played by Honor Blackman
2 episodes (1977-1978)
in... Love & Marriage (S2E6)


MARION
NICHOLLS

Played by Barbara Murray
3 episodes (1979-1980)
in... Lost Weekend (S4E3)

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VERNON
POTTER

Played by George Layton
3 episodes (1979-1981)
in... Should Auld Acquaintance (S4E1)

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Robin Tripp struggles to persuade his girlfriend to be his wife, but a chance to open a bistro sees him ask her disapproving father to be his sleeping partner.

SERIES SCORES

Series 1: 7.29
Series 2: 7.00
Series 3: 6.00
Series 4: 5.43
Series 5: 5.33
Series 6: 5.00

FAVOURITE EPISODES

HOLY GODIVA
1. The Maternal Triangle
(Series 1, Episode 4 - 1977)

2. The Bistro Kids
(Series 1, Episode 2 - 1977)

3. Sleeping Partners
(Series 1, Episode 1 - 1977)

4. The Seven Pound Fiddle
(Series 2, Episode 2 - 1978)

5. A Little Competition
(Series 1, Episode 3 - 1977)

6. Love & Marriage
(Series 2, Episode 6 - 1978)

7. Day Trippers
(Series 3, Episode 10 - 1978)

8. Three Times Table
(Series 2, Episode 4 - 1978)

9. The Happy Hen
(Series 3, Episode 13 - 1978)

10. If You Pass 'Go', Collect £200
(Series 5, Episode 3 - 1980)
ONION JACK
1. If You Pass 'Go', Collect £200
(Series 5, Episode 3 - 1980)

2. Sleeping Partners
(Series 1, Episode 1 - 1977)

3. A Matter of Note
(Series 1, Episode 6 - 1977)

4. Too Many Waiters Spoil the Bistro
(Series 4, Episode 4 - 1979)

5. Three Times Table
(Series 2, Episode 4 - 1978)

6. The Long Distance Runner
(Series 3, Episode 11 - 1978)

7. September Song
(Series 4, Episode 5 - 1979)

8. The Maternal Triangle
(Series 1, Episode 4 - 1977)

9. The Happy Hen
(Series 3, Episode 13 - 1978)

10. Day Trippers
(Series 3, Episode 10 - 1978)

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