075. Three Cons Make A Mountain - Written by David A. Yallop #8.4
Directed by Mike Vardy

Three Cons Make A Mountain Episode Locations

First Broadcast in the UK: 26th September 1991

 This episode begins with Arthur in a round of late poker with some of his pals. When his mate Nick runs out of cash with the perfect hand he turns to Arthur to provide him some extra cash so he can win the hand. He does this by offering Arthur a 'collectable German car' which Arthur can buy off him for £2000 and when Nick wins the pot, he will buy it back from Arthur for £3000. Nick subsequently loses the pot and within a few days Arthur realises he has been dumped on, when an old Trabant turns up at the car lot. When Arthur accidentally purchases what seems to be a homosexual greyhound at an auction in the country and Ray mistakenly purchases a piano, Arthur's luck begins to turn from bad to worse as it seems three of his oldest business pals, all of whom have been ripped off by Arthur in the past, have set out to destroy his reputation on the manor. With some serious ingenuity, Ray sets about righting the wrongs for his uncle Arthur.


Cast: Glynn Edwards as Dave, Nicholas Day as DS Morley, Stephen Tompkinson as DC Park, David Ryall as Ashley Brown, Dermot Crowley as Nick Rutherford, Allie Byrne as Lucy, Geoffrey Greenhill as Big Mike, Terence Harvey as Auctioneer, Raymond Brody as Morry, Peter Craze as Middleton, Barry McCarthy as Steve, Gary Powell as Roger, Howard Ward as Mark, Nick Kemp as Frank Wilson, David Jackson as Mr. Fletcher, Jonny Lee Miller as Auctioneer's Assistant

Facts: A great line in this episode from Arthur, 'Antique dealers are never friends Ray, just acquaintances'. At the end of this episode we see one of the very few times that Arthur Daley sings without being drunk. As well as Morry and Lucy appearing again (see below) in this episode, this episode also refers to the 'Doppelgängers' sausages available at the Winchester Club previously mentioned in #8.1 The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Entrepreneur. In this episode we learn Morry's surname is 'Stevens'.


Double Take: Raymond Brody who appears as Morry and his daughter Lucy (played by Allie Byrne) both previously appeared in #8.1 The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Entrepreneur. David Jackson who plays Lucy's uncle and greyhound trainer Mr. Fletcher previously appeared as two different characters - as Big Stan in #1.3 The Smaller They Are and as Marion in #6.1 Give Us This Day Arthur Daley's Bread.

Bloopers: None found.

Title: A reference to the 1954 film 'Three Coins in The Fountain'.


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Last updated : 7th March 2016 by jno

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