|020. All Mod Cons - Written by Andrew Payne #2.9
Directed by Ian Sharp
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While Terry is trying to evict two squatters, Arthur decides to sell Terry's flat without his permission. Meanwhile, Terry gets a job minding at a local club and ends up getting into more trouble than he had planned for when he realises the club's manager is on the fiddle.
Cast: Glynn Edwards as Dave, Michael Robbins as McQueen, Annette Lynton as Helen, Toyah Willcox as Kate, James Ottaway as Vickery, Simon Cadell as Simon, Michael O'Hagan as Filmer, Mike Savage as Bernie, Frances Low as Shirley, Tony Osoba as Pearce, Sara Clee as Rita, Douglas Reith as Bellars, Michael Jayes as Boardman
Facts: This episode shows that Arthur has little respect for Terry's flat and is happy to rent it to suspicious bathroom supplier McQueen. Simon Cadell who appears as the club's duty manager in this episode is possibly best remembered for his role as site manager Jeffrey Fairbrother in the hit BBC comedy 'Hi-de-hi!'. Tony Osaba is probably best known for his TV roles as McClaren in the BBC comedy 'Porridge' and as Sergeant Chas Jarvis in 'Dempsey & Makepeace'.
Filming Dates: Unknown (likely mid-1980).
Double Take: Simon Cadell who appears as the duty manager of the club also stars in the last ever Dennis Waterman episode #7.6 The Wrong Goodbye. Mike Savage who plays unpopular doorman Bernie also has a small role as 'Dipso Pete' watching videos being thrown into the back of a van in #10.5 The Immaculate Contraption.
Bloopers: None found.
Title: The term 'All Mod Cons' is a short form of 'all modern conveniences' which is paradoxical in this episode as it is centred around squatters who have nothing, as well as the obvious "con" that is taking place by Kate (Toyah Willcox).
Last updated : 1st December 2019 by jno
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