|073. A Bouquet Of Barbed Wine - Written by Kevin Sperring and Bernard Dempsey #8.2
Directed by Diarmuid Lawrence
First Broadcast in the UK: 12th September 1991
Arthur is convinced that British wine will be the new seller and agrees to purchase several crate loads of what he believes is the genuine article from dodgy wine merchant Herbie Collins. Little does he know he only tried the sample bottle. After Arthur has agreed a sale of 25 cases to 'Arte the Greek' before Herbie has delivered and with the launch of his new venture 'Bulldog Wines PLC' fast approaching, Herbie is arrested and Arthur & Ray are forced to break into Herbie's warehouse at night in order to get hold of what Arthur is owed.
At the opening launch of 'Bulldog Wines PLC' at the Winchester, Arthur soon discovers that the wine is badly oxidised - leaving him in an extremely embarrassing situation with the local wine tasting community. When Ray tells Arthur he would be able to get back some of what he has paid out if the stock was still at Herbie's warehouse, Arthur & Ray return for a second time to the warehouse, only for them to get stuck in a faulty lift. To make matters worse, Ray's girlfriend Gloria is also expecting Ray to show up for a photo shoot at the same time.
Cast: Glynn Edwards as Dave, Nicholas Day as DS Morley, Stephen Tompkinson as DC Park, Philip McGough as Herbie Collins, Emma Cunningham as Gloria, Charlie Roe as Parnham, Dimitri Andreas as Artemis, Julia St. John as Miss Fuller, Helena Lymbery as Dental Receptionist, Martyn Read as Policeman, Sophie Heyman as Model, Peter Godwin as Theo
Facts: The first appearance in the series by Ray Daley's girlfriend Gloria, played by the lovely Emma Cunningham. The warehouse where the majority of this episode is filmed was the Harrods Furniture depository in Barnes. At the turn of the millennium this area was converted to a high class residential estate that consisted of 250 townhouses and various penthouse suites - as a listed building, the exterior still looks very similar to when this episode was filmed there. See the locations link above.
Double Take: Dimitri Andreas previously appeared as different characters in both #1.6 Aces High & Sometimes Very Low and #6.6 Waiting For Goddard.
Bloopers: None found.
Title: 'A Bouquet of Barbed Wire' was a 1976 British TV series based on a novel by Andrea Newman, the title referring to an incident that happened to the author while out for a walk with her mother.
Last updated : 1st December 2019 by jno
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