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British Comedy: The Two Ronnies (The Serials)

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HAMPTON WICK

(1971)
8 episodes
Serial Score: 42
Episode Average: 5.25
Perfect 10's: 0
S1E1

HAMPTON WICK

Originally broadcast: 10 April 1971
A convent girl heads south to start work as a governess.

"I'm having trouble fastening my chest, and I wouldn't want my treasures to fall out on the journey."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 2
TOTAL: 5

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S1E2

STREET OF SHAME

Originally broadcast: 17 April 1971
A new life in London means a new profession.

"I saw you through the grating this morning as you lay on your bunk. 'Ah-ha!' I said to myself as I watched your breast heave in sorrow. 'It's the little ups and downs that make life worth living'."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6

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S1E3

THE BARE FACTS

Originally broadcast: 24 April 1971
Bad hair days for Lady Godiva prove popular with the audience.

"Oh, God, so I did. Rather delicious they were, too. A damn site better than that roast crutch we had last Sunday."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 7

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S1E4

UP AT THE FRONT

Originally broadcast: 1 May 1971
Sacrifices have to be made while working at a hospital in the Crimea.

"That's when I first decided I was going to be a leader of men. I was quite tall for a boy of eight. I still am."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6

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S1E5

A MODEL OF VIRTUE

Originally broadcast: 8 May 1971
Clothes prove difficult to keep on while working as a model in Paris.

"I wonder, my dear, if you could lend me 100 francs, only I appear to be rather short this week."
HOLY GODIVA 2 - ONION JACK 1
TOTAL: 3

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S1E6

THE CHAMBERS OF HORROR

Originally broadcast: 15 May 1971
Curiosity and fear take over while working at a sinister house.

"I knew then that this was no ordinary house. There was some dark secret here that they did not wish me to discover. Why else would they want to watch me undressing for bed?"
HOLY GODIVA 2 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 5

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S1E7

QUEEN OF THE SILVER SCREEN

Originally broadcast: 22 May 1971
A career as an actress takes a dangerous turn.

"Really? You surprise me. Ha ha! I've been looking you all over and you certainly are all over."
HOLY GODIVA 2 - ONION JACK 2
TOTAL: 4

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S1E8

A VOICE FROM HEAVEN

Originally broadcast: 29 May 1971
Henrietta's life flashes before her.

"Of course it is. I recognise her underwear. I mean, I'd recognise her anywhere."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6


CHARACTERS




HENRIETTA
BECKETT

Played by Madeline Smith



SIR GEOFFREY

Played by Ronnie Barker


EDWARD

Played by Ronnie Corbett


JIM SOAKES

Played by Ronnie Barker


ARNOLD NADGER

Played by Ronnie Corbett


MR. WILLIAM MACMASTER

Played by Ronnie Barker


MRS. ANGELA MACMASTER

Played by Ronnie Corbett


CORPORAL CLARK

Played by Ronnie Barker


CAPTAIN FEATHERSTONE

Played by Ronnie Corbett


PIERRE

Played by Ronnie Barker


TOULOUSE LAUTREC

Played by Ronnie Corbett


KEYHOLE

Played by Ronnie Barker


LORD DOOMSDAY

Played by Ronnie Corbett


MR. SAMUEL D. GOLDBERG

Played by Ronnie Barker


DONALD FAIRCHILD, JR.

Played by Ronnie Corbett


MRS. BECKETT

Played by Ronnie Barker


MR. BECKETT

Played by Ronnie Corbett


SELF

Played by Ronnie Barker


SELF

Played by Ronnie Corbett

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DONE TO DEATH

(1972)
8 episodes
Serial Score: 47
Episode Average: 5.88
Perfect 10's: 0
S2E1

DONE TO DEATH

Originally broadcast: 16 September 1972
Piggy reads about a murder in the newspaper, a decision's made that means a trip to the country, and there's a second murder during an unusual gathering.

"It's all right. Bring me a buttered bun, would you?"
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 7

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S2E2

VIEWING THE BODY

Originally broadcast: 23 September 1972
Charley questions Agatha, Piggy gives Blanche the once over, and there's an explosion in the outhouse.

"Blanche, suddenly tired, and not quite knowing what to do next, lay on the bed and smoked. Malone, suddenly not tired and knowing exactly what to do next, stood by the door and steamed."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 7

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S2E3

DOCTOR'S ORDERS

Originally broadcast: 30 September 1972
Piggy and Charley head for the golf course, the doctor avoids questioning, and Blanche brings news of another death.

"Answer that, it may be the phone."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6

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S2E4

BLOOD WILL OUT

Originally broadcast: 7 October 1972
Charley heads off to talk to Hairy Jack, Piggy gets tide up on the beach, and the gardeners get planted.

"Do you mean he could be a woman in disguise?"
HOLY GODIVA 2 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 5

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S2E5

DEAD MEN'S SHOES

Originally broadcast: 14 October 1972
Blanche points the finger, Piggy gets hungry while on surveillance, and Otto tries to kidnap Brenda.

"And what was Blanche doing in the woods? Had she gone there simply to pick her nosegay?"
HOLY GODIVA 2 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 5

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S2E6

NO FLOWERS BY REQUEST

Originally broadcast: 21 October 1972
A warning arrives in the shape of a letter, efforts are made to protect Blanche, and Charley designs an early warning system.

"Of course not. It stands to reason, chief. I mean, goodness me, if she continued to ignore these letters, she'd be forced to kill herself."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 7

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S2E7

TWO FLIES IN HER PARLOUR

Originally broadcast: 28 October 1972
Piggy and Charley struggle to get to grips with the case, suspicion falls on the only member of the family left alive, and a crash in the bathroom brings one final surprise.

"Anyway, I don't wanna sleep next to you, not while you're wearing that nightie."
HOLY GODIVA 2 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 6

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S2E8

THE FINAL ACT

Originally broadcast: 4 November 1972
Charley has a near miss, Piggy sets a trap, and a pretty girl proves to be too much of a distraction.

"Not my shoelaces, you damn fool!"
HOLY GODIVA 2 - ONION JACK 2
TOTAL: 4


CHARACTERS




PIGGY
MALONE

Played by Ronnie Barker




CHARLEY
FARLEY B.A.

Played by Ronnie Corbett



MISS WHIZZER

Played by Sally James


PROFESSOR AMOS BRIMSTONE

Played by Ronnie Corbett


LADY AGATHA BRIMSTONE

Played by Ronnie Barker


BILLY BRIMSTONE

Played by Ronnie Corbett


BRENDA BRIMSTONE

Played by Diane Keen


UNCLE JOE BRIMSTONE

Played by Ronnie Barker


NELLY TREMBLER

Played by Ronnie Corbett


OTTO VAN DANCER

Played by Ronnie Barker


PIKE, THE BUTLER

Played by Jerold Wells


DOCTOR GRIST

Played by Ronnie Corbett


BLANCHE BRIMSTONE

Played by Sue Lloyd


GARDENER

Played by Ronnie Barker


GARDENER

Played by Ronnie Corbett


HAIRY JACK

Played by Ronnie Barker

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A selection of movie spoofs replace the serial for this series.
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DEATH CAN BE FATAL

(1975)
8 episodes
Serial Score: 51
Episode Average: 6.38
Perfect 10's: 0
S4E1

DEATH CAN BE FATAL

Originally broadcast: 2 January 1975
Piggy struggles to get to grips with fishing, a frogman delivers a note, and Charley worries about his chicken.

"No, no. Floats that sink, that's a contradiction in terms, isn't it? I mean, sinks don't float, do they?"
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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S4E2

PASSAGE TO MARSEILLE

Originally broadcast: 9 January 1975
A dangerous clumsy drug is undermining authority, Piggy and Charley are tasked with finding the formula, and P turns out to be for Poison.

"Do... Er... Do... Park yourselves somewhere, won't you?"
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6

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S4E3

INTO THE WEB

Originally broadcast: 16 January 1975
Piggy tries to save money, a pair of shoe polishers discuss their mission, and Madame Cocotte makes an impression.

"Not as friendly as you got this afternoon, I bet. You've been squashed together in there all through the flight? So she was the excess baggage they charged me for."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 2
TOTAL: 5

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S4E4

A DRUG ON THE MARKET

Originally broadcast: 23 January 1975
Charley discovers a note, the hotel is searched for clues, and Piggy finds nothing.

"I'm busy. I've other things to do. I must get to the bottom of this. Miss Ginsberg, get those knickers down at once!"
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 7

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S4E5

FORK RIGHT FOR DISASTER

Originally broadcast: 30 January 1975
Charley tries to get information from Madame Cocotte, cunning disguises are used at a fancy dress party, and two waiters prepare a cake.

"Of course you get an odd feeling, looking at a map on a pair of knickers."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6

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S4E6

THE BITER BIT

Originally broadcast: 6 February 1975
Piggy becomes very clumsy, Charley finds another note, and the only candidates for a dance look a bit rough.

"Come on, let's go. I've had a bellyful of this place."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 2
TOTAL: 5

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S4E7

THE VILLA OF VILLAINY

Originally broadcast: 13 February 1975
Piggy and Charley get tied up, Madame Cocotte reveals the truth about her knickers, and a villain meets his maker.

"He's a little exhausted rat! Upstairs with you pandering to his foibles. Me down here sitting on me own. You're doing well."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 7

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S4E8

DOUBLE EXPOSURE

Originally broadcast: 20 January 1975
The detectives give chase when the formula threatens to escape their grasp, Piggy ruffles feathers, and a new menace threatens the country.

"Ooh, la-la! I haven't fought like that since the office party."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 7


CHARACTERS




PIGGY
MALONE

Played by Ronnie Barker




CHARLEY
FARLEY

Played by Ronnie Corbett



MISS WILLOW

Played by Jacki Piper


MR. GREENSLEEVES

Played by Ronnie Barker


BOBJOB

Played by Ronnie Corbett


PERSON OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN

Played by Ronnie Barker


PERSON OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN

Played by Ronnie Corbett


MADAME COCOTTE

Played by Cyd Hayman


MONSIEUR PHILIPPE

Played by Arnold Diamond


MISS GINSBERG

Played by Jo Peters

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THE PHANTOM RASPBERRY BLOWER
OF OLD LONDON TOWN

(1976)
8 episodes
Serial Score: 66
Episode Average: 8.25
Perfect 10's: 3
S5E1

THE PHANTOM RASPBERRY BLOWER
OF OLD LONDON TOWN

Originally broadcast: 4 September 1976
A mysterious visitor leaves a calling card at 10 Downing Street, two policemen try to interview the unfortunate butler, and the road to the Embankment seems strangely longer than usual.

"I realise I'm pressing you, Nurse, but it must be obvious that I have very little alternative."
HOLY GODIVA 5 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 10

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S5E2

THE WIND OF CHANGE

Originally broadcast: 11 September 1976
The flame of passion gets blown out, Corner and Bowles study the chain of events, and the Phantom strikes again at the Houses of Parliament.

"First take the scene at Number 10,
The butler answered the door,
When the attacker produced his card,
He collapsed to the floor,
When the assailant left,
He made a most peculiar noise,
He shocked a duchess, a man on crutches,
And three small boys."
HOLY GODIVA 5 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 10

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S5E3

THERE SHE BLOWS

Originally broadcast: 18 September 1976
A duchess falls victim to the Phantom, the only suspect proves difficult to identify, and Queen Victoria is stunned by a familiar sound.

"It's very difficult to tell. Very difficult. They all look so alike."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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S5E4

AN ILL WIND

Originally broadcast: 25 September 1976
More reports of the Phantom come in, the police listen intently to a possible lead, and Corner and Bowles go out in search of Dick.

"A don't know, sir. It says 'Cobblers to the Queen'."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 7

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S5E5

BLOW OUT

Originally broadcast: 2 October 1976
An idea to protect the monarch is brought into force, six decoys are drafted in, and the government call an emergency meeting.

"And the fifth and sixth ones fell in love, and lived happily ever after."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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S5E6

INHERIT THE WIND

Originally broadcast: 9 October 1976
A professor records something interesting while out on Hampstead Heath, Bowles joins Corner in the loony bin, and the Phantom sends a note to the police.

"Good. Then we'll go alone together."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 7

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S5E7

A BLOW FOR FREEDOM

Originally broadcast: 16 October 1976
A sighting leads back to the asylum, Bowles doesn't feel himself again, and Corner has a fright in the graveyard.

"And if he thinks I'm daft enough to believe he's mad, he's crazy."
HOLY GODIVA 5 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 10

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S5E8

THE FINAL BLOW

Originally broadcast: 23 October 1976
Inpector Corner chases the villain around the world, good news comes in from Crystal Palace, and Corner gives the Phantom the horn.

"Hooray! Three chhers for the grey, white and black!"
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6


CHARACTERS




SERGEANT
BOWLES

Played by Ronnie Barker




INSPECTOR
CORNER

Played by Ronnie Corbett



MR. BUTLER, THE BUTLER

Played by Ronnie Barker


HEATHCLIFF

Played by Ronnie Barker


MR. DISRAELI

Played by Ronnie Barker


QUEEN VICTORIA

Played by Ronnie Corbett


PRINCE EDWARD

Played by Ronnie Barker


SIR DODDINGTON DIDDLE

Played by Ronnie Barker


JOHN BROWN

Played by Ronnie Barker


THE PRIME MINISTER

Played by Ronnie Corbett


LUDWIG VON KOCH

Played by Ronnie Barker


LORD PETER

Played by Ronnie Barker


DULCIE

Played by Carol Hawkins


PATIENT

Played by Ronnie Barker


PATIENT

Played by Ronnie Corbett


DOCTOR

Played by Ronnie Barker


PATIENT

Played by Ronnie Corbett


DOCTOR

Played by Ronnie Barker


PATIENT

Played by Ronnie Corbett


DOCTOR

Played by Ronnie Barker


BANDLEADER

Played by Ronnie Barker

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STOP YOU'RE KILLING ME

(1977-1978)
8 episodes
Serial Score: 55
Episode Average: 6.88
Perfect 10's: 0
S6E1

STOP YOU'RE KILLING ME

Originally broadcast: 12 November 1977
The bodies of yokels are being dumped all around London, a connection sees the two detectives heading for Devon, and an attempt to save money has Charlie in very short trousers.

"My search was completely fruitless. All the greengrocers were shut."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6

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S6E2

THE SMELL OF THE COUNTRY

Originally broadcast: 26 November 1977
Piggy and Charlie have to wait for a taxi, the need for somewhere to stay leads them to a farmhouse, and there are surprise visitors to both rooms.

"You want Lower Drake's Bottom or Upper Drake's Bottom?"
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 7

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S6E3

THE FROZEN STIFF

Originally broadcast: 3 December 1977
A Gypsy girl visits with a warning, Piggy discovers that he has a more satisfying portion, and Charlie checks out the local churchyard alone.

"Yeah, price of rump steak today, she's sitting on a fortune."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6

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S6E4

THE GYPSY'S WARMING

Originally broadcast: 10 December 1977
A feeling of being watched requires further investigation, Piggy falls under the spell of the Gypsy girl, and Charlie builds a ghost trap.

"It's big and it's black and it's furry and I be afraid of it."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 7

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S6E5

GETTING THE WIND UP

Originally broadcast: 17 December 1977
The farmer tells of man traps at the manor house, the farmer's wife shows off her not-so-smalls, and even stranger things are seen in the churchyard.

"Just hang this there. Thank you. You're an angel."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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S6E6

A TOUCH OF THE FARMERS

Originally broadcast: 26 December 1977
The Gypsy girl identifies a mystery man, Piggy and Charlie try to blend in with their surroundings, and the Lady of the Manor cries with laughter.

"Here, what are you rushing about like that for? You'll frighten the birds."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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S6E7

A BREATH OF SCANDAL

Originally broadcast: 2 January 1978
Binoculars get Piggy into trouble, several district nurses are seen leaving the church, and further investigation leads to a surprise discovery.

"Yeah. Perhaps she's been cutting the vicar's corns ready for the harvest festival."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6

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S6E8

TOO LATE NURSE

Originally broadcast: 7 January 1978
The detectives are involved in a low-speed pursuit, a gang of nurses get carried away, and Charlie wonders about payment for the case.

"I'm so... so sorry. That was... I thought you was a man."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 7


CHARACTERS




PIGGY
MALONE

Played by Ronnie Barker




CHARLIE
FARLEY

Played by Ronnie Corbett



FARMER'S WIFE

Played by Janet Webb


FARMER

Played by Sydney Bromley


LUCY LEE

Played by Kate O'Mara


LADY OF THE MANOR

Played by Rowena Cooper


FOREMAN

Played by Michael Redfern

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THIS IS NOT SO MUCH A SERIAL, AS A SERIES OF SKETCHES WITH THE SAME CHARACTERS

SID AND LILY, GEORGE AND EDIE

(1979-1980)
7 episodes
Serial Score: 51
Episode Average: 7.29
Perfect 10's:
S7E1

SID AND LILY, GEORGE AND EDIE

Originally broadcast: 26 December 1978
Lily recalls when Sid first connected with her, Edie wonders about male leanings, and George talks about what turns a woman on.

"But, you see, if women have got more erosive zones than they're entitled to, then they could get out of control, they could become a rumpomaniac, see?"
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6

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S7E2

ARGENTINIAN RACING PIGEON

Originally broadcast: 1 January 1979
George gets into trouble in Clacton, Lily and Edie head for Brighton, and Sid buys a racing pigeon.

"See, it'll be like water off an Argentinian racing pigeon's back."
HOLY GODIVA 5 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 10

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S7E3

ILL WINDS

Originally broadcast: 6 January 1979
Lily's worried about being recognised on windy days, Sid's looking for his crash helmet, and George is in bed with indigestion.

"Yeah, but this is probably measured in inches. I'm centigrade now, aren't I?"
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6

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S7E4

SPECS ON THE BEACH

Originally broadcast: 13 January 1979
Edie plans to spend time with an old flame, George ends up in Brighton by accident, and Sid's on an anniversary promise.

"Yeah, I thought that to myself. I thought to myself, 'He's not here, chances are he's somewhere else'."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6

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S7E5

THE PASSING OF SID

Originally broadcast: 20 January 1979
Lily and Edie discuss the erotic sides of their husbands, George tries to make contact with the dark side, and Sid returns a borrowed camera.

"You see, I mean, a lot of people are very septic about all this, but I know a bit about the supernational, you see, because I once studied to be an average."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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S7E6

THE PASSING OF GEROGE

Originally broadcast: 27 January 1979
Edie puts George's body in the shed, Lily calls to collect something she left behind, and Sid reveals his knowledge of the night sky.

"Well, that's why they're called UFOs, isn't it, eh? Up Froo 'Oles."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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S7E7

EPISODE SEVEN

Originally broadcast: 3 February 1979
Sid, Lily, George and Edie do not appear in this episode.

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S7E8

THE UNKNOWN WARRIORS

Originally broadcast: 10 February 1979
Lily and Edie discuss energy levels, knee problems mean a trip to the doctors, and Sid and George talk about their time in the war.

"I'll tell you something. I used to know... I used to know... the Unknown Warrior."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 7


CHARACTERS





SID

Played by Ronnie Corbett





LILY

Played by Ronnie Barker





GEORGE

Played by Ronnie Barker





EDIE

Played by Ronnie Corbett


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THE WORM THAT TURNED

(1980)
8 episodes
Serial Score: 60
Episode Average: 7.5
Perfect 10's: 0
S8E1

PART ONE

Originally broadcast: 1 November 1980
The Commander doesn't want to give men their trousers back, the latest production needs a lead, and Janet worries about his chauvinistic film collection.

"No, he's a great chap, Greta. He'd give you the dress off his back if you asked."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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S8E2

PART TWO

Originally broadcast: 8 November 1980
The police are looking for a petty criminal, Janet hosts a movie night, and Betty spots a suspicious looking character in the audience.

"Dead? She was only shot in the backside. You can't die of a shot in the backside."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6

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S8E3

PART THREE

Originally broadcast: 15 November 1980
Janet gets caught dusting in an inappropriate fashion, a body turns up at auction, and Betty's wife threatens to report him to the state police.

"I've just split my knickers."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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S8E4

PART FOUR

Originally broadcast: 22 November 1980
Janet explains the details of a mission at Barbara Castle, Betty has problems with two stray passes, and cleaning ladies leave a mess in the records office.

"There, that's all right. I'll leave the rest. It's only money, isn't it? I've got piles. Which reminds me, I wouldn't sit there too long on that cold pavement."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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S8E5

PART FIVE

Originally broadcast: 29 November 1980
Janet and Betty prepare to escape to the country, the state police search for the fugitives, and a pantomime costume provides the perfect hiding place.

"I'd like to have seen her face when she groped round my udders and I handed her this through a flap in the back."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 7

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S8E6

PART SIX

Originally broadcast: 6 December 1980
The police sergeant causes amusement, a trap snares the wrong target, and Betty encounters someone from his childhood while working in a pub.

"I used to see you when I was on my way back from cricket, in your frilly netball skirt."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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S8E7

PART SEVEN

Originally broadcast: 13 December 1980
Betty prepares for some fun in the bubbles, Janet warns of impending danger, and Wales seems like the only way out.

"She's been picked up so often, she's started to grow handles."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 7

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S8E8

PART EIGHT

Originally broadcast: 26 December 1980
A need for something new leads to the dress shop, Janet makes sure her mouse can make the journey, and things don't go to plan at the border.

"Yes, men always wear them. Women tend to go for a leek at weddings."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8


CHARACTERS




JANET
CARTWRIGHT

Played by Ronnie Corbett




BETTY
CHALMERS

Played by Ronnie Barker



COMMANDER

Played by Diana Dors


CHERYL

Played by Reginald Marsh


SUSAN

Played by John Owens


STATE POLICE SERGEANT

Played by Jenny Logan


UNDERCOVER POLICEWOMAN

Played by Carol Gillies


DIANA

Played by Michael Nightingale


JACK

Played by Wanda Ventham

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BAND OF SLAVES

(1981-1982)
8 episodes
Serial Score: 39
Episode Average: 4.88
Perfect 10's: 0
S9E1

EPISODE ONE

Originally broadcast: 5 December 1981
Charley meets a beggar who's broken his false teeth, a woman reports the disappearance of members from her all-female orchestra, and a mysterious blind man joins them as they take to the ocean waves.

"The last one to go was my alto saxophonist, a wonderful girl, devoted to her work. Sax-mad she was."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6

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S9E2

EPISODE TWO

Originally broadcast: 12 December 1981
Another member of the orchestra disappears, a suggestion of poisoning take Piggy and Charley to the bar, and a change of clothes is needed as the investigation moves on.

"Well, we're in a reciprocal... We're in a... a reciprocal... situation. He can talk, but he can't walk. I can walk, but I can't... Well, I can't talk. So between us, neither of us can do both."
HOLY GODIVA 2 - ONION JACK 2
TOTAL: 4

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S9E3

EPISODE THREE

Originally broadcast: 19 December 1981
Charley tries to get some samples from the refreshment area, Piggy hits the bar in search of a human guinea pig, and a business card points to the Chinese quarter.

"Oh, my legs are dropping off. What I really need is a screwdriver."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 2
TOTAL: 5

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S9E4

EPISODE FOUR

Originally broadcast: 25 December 1981
The meaning of the numbers on the business card becomes clear, two of the missing musicians turn up in a restaurant, and Piggy has a snack while hiding.

"Funny place to have a shower. In the wardrobe."
HOLY GODIVA 2 - ONION JACK 2
TOTAL: 4

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S9E5

EPISODE FIVE

Originally broadcast: 2 January 1982
The kidnapped girls are moved to a villa, an escapee asks Piggy and Charley for help, and there's a warning about a mad Scotsman who thinks he's Rabbie Burns.

"Keep you mind upon your wires,
And sublimate your base desires,
I'll smash your brain in all directions,
If I catch you making loose connections."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6

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S9E6

EPISODE SIX

Originally broadcast: 9 January 1982
Piggy's given a happy time at the villa, Charley attracts the attention of the housekeeper, and a trip to Hong Kong sees the girls flown to London.

"I scared seven kinds of fried rice out of him."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6

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S9E7

EPISODE SEVEN

Originally broadcast: 16 January 1982
A group of bandits is gathered on Chang Fang Wang's order, Charley's disguise is fooling nobody, and the detectives head to a safari park for dinner.

"Good Lord, good gracious, too!
What ho, what now, and how are you?"
HOLY GODIVA 2 - ONION JACK 1
TOTAL: 3

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S9E8

EPISODE EIGHT

Originally broadcast: 23 January 1982
Piggy and Charley make a break for it, Suzy and Mrs. Bumstead attempt to rescue the kidnapped girls on the ship bound for Hong Kong, and the mysterious blind man reveals himself.

"We both have, dear heart. While they're playing him a tune, we're leading him a dance."
HOLY GODIVA 2 - ONION JACK 2
TOTAL: 4


CHARACTERS




PIGGY
MALONE

Played by Ronnie Barker




CHARLEY
FARLEY

Played by Ronnie Corbett



MRS. BUMSTEAD

Played by Elizabeth Larner


JANE

Played by Liz Whiting


JUNE

Played by Jenny Logan


CHANG FANG WANG

Played by Ronnie Barker


SUZY

Played by Patricia Brake


ANGUS McSPREADING

Played by Ronnie Corbett



The last three series' did not include serials.
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