|087. Uneasy Rider - Written by Geoff Rowley #9.3
Directed by Diarmuid Lawrence
First Broadcast in the UK: 21st January 1993
After receiving some old
communications gear, Arthur decides to open 'The Daley
Post', an all new London despatch service, employing London's most experienced
despatch rider 'Rabbit' to oversee operations. It isn't long before Arthur's
main competitors, the infamous Warnock Brothers
decide that the Daley Post should be given a lot more business, not all of it being
kosher. After a tip off from Dave, Ray soon becomes suspicious of the Warnocks
and Arthur's new clients. Morley and Field are also very interested in why
Arthur is doing business with the Warnock Brothers.
Meanwhile, a contact that Ray has established for the Daley Post is being hassled for a set of photographs of actress June Grainger. The Daley Post has unfortunately lost the photos in transit, which puts Arthur in even more bother.
Cast: Glynn Edwards as Dave, Nicholas Day as DS Morley, Jonty Stephens as DC Field, Brian Hibbard as Rabbit, Ian Bartholomew as Ralphy Warnock, Nick Dunning as Keef Warnock, Richard Brenner as Big Malc, Ben Chaplin as Conway, Christopher Ettridge as Jehovah's Witness, Jeff Rawle as Jehovah's Witness, Annie Lambert as Laura Kaye, Elaine Lordan as Trish, Roger Martin as Marks, Sara Stewart as Susie
Facts: This is the first time Arthur
mentions his German trading contact Gunther, whose name is mentioned again in
#9.8 The Roof Of All Evil. There is a very funny scene in
this episode where Arthur is being held hostage at Ray's flat and he is saved by some
very unexpected visitors. The phrase "It's the nature of the business" seems to
be a recurring phrase in this episode, used by several of the characters to
excuse all sorts of both intentional and unintentional events. Brian Hibbard who appears in this episode is more
recognisable from his role as 'Chunky' from 'Making Out' and was originally a
singer in the 1980s a cappella group 'The Flying Pickets'.
Apart from a conversation on the telephone between Arthur & Morley early on in this episode, there are no dialogue scenes in this episode that see Arthur talk directly to either Morley or Field in person.
Double Take: Ian Bartholomew (Ralphy Warnock) previously appeared as Keith Wendell in #4.10 Get Daley. Elaine Lordan previously appeared in the one-off anti-drugs episode #6.8 A Little Bit Of Give & Take.
Bloopers: Watch closely as Ray arrives in the van at 42m43s, there seems to be an elderly gentleman standing at his gate watching everything that is going on.
Title: 'Easy Rider' - a 1969 American road movie written by Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper and Terry Southern - that tells the story of two bikers (played by Fonda and Hopper) who travel through the American Southwest and South.
Last updated : 27th September 2020 by jno
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