015. A Lot Of Bull And A Pat On The Back - Written by Tony Hoare #2.4
Directed by Terry Green

TV Times Listing A Lot of Bull And a Pat on the back Episode Locations

 Arthur is approached by what he believes to be two local farmers and is asked to repossess a bull. Due to the amount of money involved Arthur agrees to help. The following day the bull appears on the front page of the newspaper and as Terry was Arthur's accomplice, he's determined to give it back any way he can to avoid getting nicked. Meanwhile, Debbie asks Terry to look out for a punter who is threatening the girls at a local strip club.

Cast: Glynn Edwards as Dave, Diana Malin as Debbie, Gennie Nevinson as Penny, Leon Sinden as Smith, Derek Benfield as Brown, Ann Bruce as Bella, Ken Wynne as Creasey, Richard Cubison as Heavy, Max Mason as Shop Assistant, Leonard Braden as Policeman

Facts: The second of five appearances here by Diana Malin as the lovely Debbie Mitchell. She first appeared in #1.8 Come in T-64, Your Time is Ticking Away. This is the third of four appearances by Gennie Nevinson as Penny, who despite going off to the north in the previous episode #2.3 You Lose Some, You Win Some is now back on the scene right at the start of this episode. Penny first appeared in #1.9 Monday Night Fever and would later return in #2.6 Not A Bad Lad, Dad. In this episode we learn that Debbie is extremely fond of Terry and although he likes Debbie as a friend, Terry's mind seems set on his air hostess girlfriend, Penny. This episode has some very long scenes at the strip club, many of which were edited out on repeat showings.

For many years it was assumed this episode was the final episode of series 2 simply because it was broadcast at a later date in the London region only. In the London region Thames broadcast a Telethon for Children's charities on 2nd October 1980 and this episode was finally broadcast in the London region to catch up on 18th December 1980. Therefore, on original DVD releases of the series this episode is often mistakenly shown as the final episode in the series, when really it is the fourth. All other regions outside London broadcast this episode in its original position in the series on 2nd October 1980.

Filming Dates: Precise dates unknown - likely March 1980.

Bloopers: None found.

Title: A pun on the word pat (cow pat). 

German Title: Wie die wilden Stiere.
Episode 4 of 16 shown in Germany on ARD.

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Last updated : 1st December 2019 by jno

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