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South Atlantic Raiders: Part 1 

Two security van personnel plan to rob a bank in an attempt to raise enough cash to mount a rescue mission when a dictator invades the Falklands.

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Peter Richardson
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Episode cast overview:
Robbie Coltrane ... Max
Adrian Edmondson ... Billy
Dawn French ... Frances / Mrs. Shines
Nigel Planer ... Stan
Peter Richardson Peter Richardson ... Rollo
Jennifer Saunders ... Cathy
Kathy Burke ... Mary
Lenny Henry ... Warder
Malcolm Hardee Malcolm Hardee ... Policeman
Eric Kent Eric Kent ... Sergeant
William Lawford William Lawford ... British Aerotec Officer
Steven O'Donnell ... Under Manager (as Steve O'Donnell)
Jonathan Stratt Jonathan Stratt ... Constable
Ron Tarr Ron Tarr ... Ron
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Billy and Stan are two security van personnel who go about their daily lives. Billy is a slow minded yet soft hearted guy while his friend Stan is an even more slow witted bloke who's behavior borders on that of an infantile delinquent. Stan has been having a romance with Frances, an Ornithologist who he has been speaking with on his CB radio. Frances is on a bird watching expedition in the South Atlantic on the Falklands with her partner Cathy, a selfish, vain woman who drives Frances around the bend. When Billy announces to Frances, a woman he has never seen that he wishes to marry her, all he hears from her end are panic stricken shrieks. Billy, believing that an Argentinian dictator and his soldiers have invaded the Falklands plans with the help of Billy to hold the manager of a Bank and his estranged wife hostage. It's an attempt to steal enough cash to mount a daring rescue mission. But a couple of hiccups means that things don't exactly run smoothly. Written by Robert McElwaine

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Release Date:

1 February 1990 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

Devon, England, UK See more »

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[Stan and Billy are holding Mary hostage. Her estranged Bank manger, husband Max has just come in to pick up a few things. He realises that Mary is not alone and that Stan and Billy are carrying loaded weapons]
Max: Mary, Mary. There's no necessity for s. I'm not a violent man. You know that. All I came for was a clean pair of socks and the wedding photograph and I'll be right out...
Mary: Shut up Max! These men want to rob your bank. They're going to hold me hostage while you go the bank and get the money...
Billy:
Max: [...]
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Everything you need to know about the Falklands.
19 May 2017 | by OrangieTooDopeSee all my reviews

This is really good for a French/Saunders episode.While the girls are plotting to kill each other in the Falklands, Ade and Nigel rob a bank and the bank manager joins them.But not before a burglar played by Richardson can con his way into the plan.When they can't get a flight to the Falklands they go to a company that makes fighter jets and try to buy one.The one thing that I didn't really like(and I'm sure these guys thought it was comedy gold)is that they were armored car drivers and could have just taken the money instead of going through a rather elaborate robbery plan.Then it could have just been one episode too.But I'm not complaining, this is one of the best episodes.


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