043. The Car Lot Baggers - Written by Trevor Preston #4.5
Directed by Francis Megahy

TV Times Listing The Car Lot Baggers Episode Locations

First Broadcast in the UK: 8th February 1984

Fellow car dealer Wally West offers Arthur a business deal part of which includes Arthur buying and selling hearses for him and Terry minding his car lot as it has been vandalised. With a group of gypsies having just set up site nearby, Arthur is quick to point the finger. One of the gypsies, Nathan is determined that his group are not blamed and helps Terry track down those responsible for damaging Wally's car lot and together they uncover a property development scam and a corrupt local councillor.


Cast: Glynn Edwards as Dave, June Whitefield as Mrs Murdoch, Jimmy Nail as Nathan Loveridge, Patrick Malahide as Chisholm, Harry Scott as Wally, James Faulkner as Apsimon, Colin Jeavons as Fribbins, Christopher Benjamin as Mr Rushmer, Artro Morris as De Ath, Ray Winstone as Arnie, Martin Anthony as Nelson, Gabriel Kern as Harry, Chloe Salaman as Ellen, Del Baker as Ikey, Jeffery Stewart as Mick, John Altman as Cabbie, Eddie Caswell as Landlord

Facts: This is the first episode to feature Ray Winstone as mechanic 'Arnie'. Jimmy Nail is better known for his roles as 'Oz' in 'Auf Wiedersehen Pet', 'Spender' and Jed Sheppard in 'Crocodile Shoes'. Jeffery Stewart is probably more recognisable as 'PC Reg Hollis' from the UK series 'The Bill'. Also, keep an eye out for cabbie John Altman, who is better known to most as the rogue Nick Cotton in the long running BBC soap 'EastEnders'. The car driven by Jimmy Nail in this episode is a Jensen CV8.

Filming Dates: Between August and October 1983 (precise dates unknown at present).


Double Take: James Faulkner also appears in #6.7 Minder On The Orient Express, Colin Jeavons appears in #9.4 Looking for Mr Goodtime and Del Baker appears in an uncredited role in #8.10 Too Many Crooks.

Bloopers: None found.

Title: A reference to the film 'The Carpetbaggers', a 1964 film starring George Peppard and Alan Ladd.


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Last updated : 9th February 2016 by jno

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