052. A Number Of Old Wives Tales - Written by Tony Hoare #5.3
Directed by Francis Megahy

TV Times Listing A Number Of Old Wives Tales Episode Locations

First Broadcast in the UK: 17th September 1984

Arthur is doing some business with 'Confident' Clive Cosgrove. With Clive's wedding to Angie on Saturday, Clive has asked Arthur to give the bride away and Terry to be his best man. With Arthur already on board, Terry agrees. Meanwhile, Arnie has successfully convinced Arthur to lend him some money to buy a new pick up truck in order to start collecting abandoned cars around the area. When Angie's ex-husband arrives at the registry office, there is a scuffle that results in photographs appearing in a local newspaper.

It soon transpires that Clive has been married several times before and is a bigamist. When his other wives see the newspaper report, everyone is soon on the lookout for 'Confident' Clive Cosgrove, including Chisholm. Sadly for Arthur, Clive has still not paid him for his bit of business.


Cast: Glynn Edwards as Dave, Patrick Mower as 'Confident' Clive Cosgrove, Patrick Malahide as Chisholm, Ray Winstone as Arnie, Vivienne Ritchie as Angie, Sue Holderness as Laura, Kate Williams as Mary, Belinda Sinclair as Mavis, Gary Holton as Barry, Jonathan Kydd as Ernie, Michael Povey as Jones, Kenneth Waller as Roland, David Weston as Peter, Michael Attwell as Harry, Bill Moody as Man with Car, Su Elliot as Housewife, Peter Dennis as Geoffrey, Una Brandon-Jones as Elderly Lady.

Facts: Kenneth Waller who plays Roland is more recognisable to some as Grandad in the popular 1980s BBC comedy 'Bread'. Gary Holton, who plays Laura's brother Barry is best known for his role as Wayne Norris in the original series of 'Auf Wiedersehen Pet'. Sue Holderness is best known for her role as Marlene Boyce in the BBC comedy 'Only Fools & Horses'.


Double Take: Sue Holderness's picture previously appeared on the wall of the Winchester Club in #1.1 Gunfight At The OK Laundrette.

Bloopers: A minor blooper can be seen as Terry and Clive drive to Mary's café - if you look out of the window behind Patrick Mower you can see they pass the same location twice. Watch out for another blooper at 07m17s when Terry tells Clive "You're getting married Saturday" outside Mary's café - there are two very interested on-lookers watching the action in a gas works lorry directly behind Dennis Waterman.


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Last updated : 15th February 2016 by jno

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