088. Looking for Mr. Goodtime - Written by David A. Yallop #9.4
Directed by Gordon Flemyng

Looking For Mr Goodtime Episode Locations

First Broadcast in the UK: 28th January 1993

Arthur and Ray are looking for Goodtime Motors as Arthur is given a tip off that there is a cheap Daimler for sale there. Meanwhile Syd, a friend of Arthur's is looking for a Victorian lamppost to replace the one he damaged after the motor traders association dinner that Arthur and Ray have also attended. While driving around Soho, Arthur thinks he spots what might be a suitable looking lamppost and upon further inspection is mistakenly arrested for kerb crawling and accidentally assaulting a police officer. Arthur's lawyer Mr. Lockwood tells Arthur and Ray the only way for him to get off is to find Goodtime Motors as quickly as possible.

With Arthur acting suspiciously Ray begins to wonder whether Arthur is innocent or not and sets about finding witnesses to speak on Arthur's behalf at court.


Cast: Glynn Edwards as Dave, Nicholas Day as DS Morley, Jonty Stephens as DC Field, Jim Carter as Tomkins, Colin Jeavons as Lockwood, Peter Baylis as Ashley, Ian Keith as DC Reed, Ronnie Letham as Mel Taylor, René Zagger as Stuart, Phillip Manikum as Syd, Amanda Burton as Prosecuting Counsel, Alan Rowe as Magistrate, David K.S. Tse as Willie, David Belcher as Tony, Eileen Bell as Miss Brown, David Hobbs as Desk Sergeant, Colin Spaull as John, Julia Goodman as Female Guest, Jeffrey Robert as Male Guest, Alan Palmer as Male Guest, Barny Clevely as Billy Mortimer, Russell Milton as Leslie, David Brocklehurst as Inspector, Paul Kelly as Bailiff

Facts: This is one of the few episodes where Dave's surname 'Harris' is used in an episode, used when he is called as a witness in Arthur's case.


Double Take: Colin Jeavons previously appeared in #4.5 The Car Lot Baggers. The character of Tomkins, played by Jim Carter also appears in #10.8 On The Autofront - the only police link to series nine.

Bloopers: At 09m46s as Arthur and Ray leave Willie's shop in Chinatown, there are some interested onlookers in the background as Arthur tells Ray he has to see a man about a dog.

Title: 'Looking for Mr. Goodbar' - a 1977 film starring Diane Keaton and Richard Gere where a dedicated schoolteacher spends her nights cruising bars, looking for abusive men with whom she can engage in progressively violent sexual encounters.


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Last updated : 20th June 2016 by jno

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