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Added by Onion Jack on 20 Jan 2016 12:06
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British Comedy: Then Churchill Said To Me

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Years: 1982*
Broadcaster: UK Gold*
Genre: Sitcom
Written by: Lou Jones, Maurice Sellar
Stars: Frankie Howerd, Nicholas Courtney
Episodes: 6
Episode Average: 5.333
BEST EPISODE:
Blow Out (1982)
*shelved by the BBC because of the Falklands War.
Shown on UK Gold in 1993, and the BBC in 2000.

SERIES ONE

(1982)
6 episodes
Series Score: 32
Episode Average: 5.33
Perfect 10's: 0
S1E1

OPERATION PANIC

Originally broadcast: 1 March 1993
Directed by: Martin Shardlow
Written by: Lou Jones, Maurice Sellar
Witherton puts a request in for compassionate leave, a paperwork mix-up sees an unlikely candidate volunteer for a dangerous mission, and Potts causes mayhem in the map room.

"That's Norman, would you believe it? Our maintenance man. God help us. Four more brain cells, he'd make a good idiot."
HOLY GODIVA 2 - ONION JACK 2
TOTAL: 4

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S1E2

A MOLE IN THE HOLE

Originally broadcast: 8 March 1993
Directed by: Martin Shardlow
Written by: Lou Jones, Maurice Sellar
German voices are heard in the corridors, Witherton dyes secret papers in an effort to find a leak, and the Ministry of Information bribe Potts to distribute leaflets about careless talk.

"Bwitish officer? You are a twaitor and a twit!"
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6

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S1E3

NANNY BY SEARCHLIGHT

Originally broadcast: 15 March 1993
Directed by: Martin Shardlow
Written by: Lou Jones, Maurice Sellar
Potts is told to collect the regimental mascot, a problem with letters means a nazi is sent to a swanky hotel, and General de Gaulle's aide insists on defending French honour.

"There goes a Wren to meet a Robin for a lark."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6

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S1E4

THOSE WHO LOOT WE SHOOT

Originally broadcast: 22 March 1993
Directed by: Martin Shardlow
Written by: Lou Jones, Maurice Sellar
There's a problem with the books in the library, Potts is arrested while collecting items from Witherton's house, and an idea comes from a note on the cell wall.

"Its companion? Sir, there's no companion. It was on its own. That's why it was left on the shelf! It was on its own."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6

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S1E5

GOOSE HAS LANDED

Originally broadcast: 5 April 1993
Directed by: Martin Shardlow
Written by: Lou Jones, Maurice Sellar
Petrol coupons are going missing, Potts is given the job of wheeling around a dummy of Churchill, and a French Resistance agent is enroute to identify an assassin.

She knows all about metal fatigue. She... she could wear out a tank corps."
HOLY GODIVA 2 - ONION JACK 2
TOTAL: 4

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S1E6

BLOW OUT

Originally broadcast: 29 March 1993
Directed by: Martin Shardlow
Written by: Lou Jones, Maurice Sellar
McRuckus is on the lookout for black marketeers, Witherton receives information about a jamming device above the map room, and a bomb lands in the bunker.

"Oh. Likes steeplechasing? What does he do when they catch them? Put them on top of churches? "
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6



Characters



PRIVATE
PERCY POTTS

Played by Frankie Howerd




LIEUTENANT COLONEL
ROBIN WITHERTON

Played by Nicholas Courtney




PETTY OFFICER
JOAN BOTTOMLEY

Played by Joanna Dunham




SERGEANT MAJOR
McRUCKUS

Played by Shaun Curry




PRIVATE
NORMAN PAIN

Played by Michael Attwell




LANCE CORPORAL
SALLY PERKS

Played by Linda Cunningham




PRIVATE
MACCLESFIELD

Played by James Chase



Part of the
British Comedy Collection
Private Percy Potts is a batman to an officer in Winston Churchill's underground bunker. He has little interest in doing anything worthwhile, and no interest whatsoever in doing anything remotely dangerous.

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