021. Diamonds Are a Girl's Worst Enemy - Written by Paul Wheeler #2.10
Directed by Christopher King

TV Times Listing Diamonds Are A Girl's Worst Enemy Episode Locations

First Broadcast in the UK: 20th November 1980

A Mercedes that Terry has been hired to look after for Rose Mellors disappears along with the diamonds that were hidden inside. The hunt is on to find the car as quickly as they can before everyone, including Arthur, is heading for a good beating from Tajvir who had more than a passing interest in the contents of the car.


Cast: Glynn Edwards as Dave, Ann Lynn as Rose Mellors, Tony Selby as Jack, George Layton as Des, Zia Mohyeddin as Tajvir, John Ringham as Harrison, Sam Kydd as Sid, Celia Foxe as Miss Cawley, Howard Attfield as Driver, Leo Dolan as Yoyo Pickles, Charles Cork as 1st Player, John Mulcahy as 2nd Player

Facts: In this episode we learn a little about Rose Mellors and her dodgy dealings. There was a two week gap between this episode and its predecessor #2.9 All Mod Cons as ITV broadcast 'Miss World 1980' on November 13th 1980. Click here for a TV Times feature that appeared when this episode was first broadcast.

Filming Dates: August into possibly September 1980 (an outtake exists from this episode that partially shows a clapperboard date).


Double Take: A second appearance here for Rose Mellors and her bodyguard Jack, played by Ann Lynn and Tony Selby. The pair had previously appeared in #1.2 Bury My Half at Waltham Green. Tony Selby would later appear as a different character (Muldoon) in #7.2 Days Of Fines & Closures.

Bloopers: None found.

Title: Based on 'Diamond's Are A Girl's Best Friend' - a song written by Jule Styne and comes from the musical 'Gentleman Prefer Blondes', first on Broadway in 1949. The musical is based on a novel of the same name from author Anita Loos. The song was most famously performed by Marilyn Monroe in the 1953 version of the film.

German Title: Diamanten für die Dame.
Episode 16 of 16 shown in Germany on ARD.


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Last updated : 25th January 2016 by jno

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