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Due to their last encounter with the country set, Jean and Lionel have abolished all hopes of remaining friends with the village people. When they go down to the country for a weekend ... See full summary »

Director:

Sydney Lotterby

Writers:

Bob Larbey (by), Colin Bostock-Smith (original idea) (as Colin Bostock Smith)
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Judi Dench ... Jean Hardcastle
Geoffrey Palmer ... Lionel Hardcastle
Joan Sims ... Madge
Frank Middlemass ... Rocky Hardcastle
Moira Brooker ... Judith
Philip Bretherton ... Alistair Deacon
Jenny Funnell ... Sandy
Janet Henfrey ... Mrs. Bale
Tim Wylton ... Lol Ferris
Peter Mackriel Peter Mackriel ... Grocer (as Peter MacKriel)
Patrick O'Connell Patrick O'Connell ... Landlord

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Storyline

Due to their last encounter with the country set, Jean and Lionel have abolished all hopes of remaining friends with the village people. When they go down to the country for a weekend however, they find that they are the new local heroes with a huge reputation to live up to. Written by Nadia Nassar

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Quotes

[first lines]
Mrs. Bale: You have put the eggs on top, haven't you?
Grocer: Course I have, and if you bring any back cracked, it won't be my fault; it'll be that thing.
[nods at motorcycle]
Mrs. Bale: I'll have you know that *that thing* has not had one mechanical failure since 1959.
Grocer: I'm not talking about the condition of the engine; I'm talking about the way you drive it.
Mrs. Bale: *I* have never driven straight over the island of a roundabout.
Grocer: Wasn't me. That was Dolly Parton.
Mrs. Bale: Oh, so she was driving your Skoda that evening.
Grocer: She was ...
[...]
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Connections

References Fawlty Towers (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Everyday
(uncredited)
Written by Buddy Holly and Norman Petty
Performed by Buddy Holly
(played on Lionel's car radio)
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 February 1996 (UK) See more »

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Color:

Color
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