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A Phone Call 

Sir Giles and Lady Maud Lynchwood are not the most happily married of aristocrats. She wants an heir but he cheats on her with incompetent dominatrix Mrs Forthby. The pair agree to divorce ... See full summary »

Director:

Roger Bamford

Writers:

Tom Sharpe (novel), Malcolm Bradbury (dramatisation)

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Suchet ... Blott
Geraldine James ... Lady Maud Lynchwood
George Cole ... Sir Giles Lynchwood
Julia McKenzie ... Mrs Forthby
Geoffrey Bayldon ... Ganglion
John Welsh ... Lord Leakham
Paul Brooke ... Hoskins
Geoffrey Chater ... Minister
Matyelok Gibbs Matyelok Gibbs ... Miss Percival 1
Sylvia Barter Sylvia Barter ... Miss Percival 2
John Rapley John Rapley ... Colonel Chapman
Esmond Knight ... Sir Francis Puckerington
Jeremy Clyde Jeremy Clyde ... Densher
John Grillo ... Prime
Nicholas Selby ... General Burnett
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Storyline

Sir Giles and Lady Maud Lynchwood are not the most happily married of aristocrats. She wants an heir but he cheats on her with incompetent dominatrix Mrs Forthby. The pair agree to divorce but,to stop Maud hanging onto her ancestral home Handyman Hall Giles approaches the Ministry of Transport,suggesting the house be demolished to make way for a motorway. At a public meeting Lady Maud,supported by Blott,her gardener,a man of obscure European origin,whips up local support against the motorway,leading to a riot with the destruction of buildings and her ultimate arrest. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Genres:

Comedy

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Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 1985 (UK) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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