|091. How To Succeed In Business Without Really Retiring - Written by William Ivory #9.7
Directed by Richard Standeven
First Broadcast in the UK: 18th February 1993
When Arthur is persuaded to retire, Ray jumps at the chance to take over Daley Enterprises. Arthur soon finds that the life of leisure he was looking forward to so much, isn't what he thought it would be. Ray soon realises that business without Arthur is harder than he first thought as he becomes the victim of a scam set up by a nasty fence known as Gerry 'Bechers' Brook.
Cast: Glynn Edwards as Dave, Colin Farrell as Alf, Liz Fraser as Delilah, Sidney Livingstone as Bert, John Normington as Hapless, Helen Masters as Janet, Lewis George as Gerry 'Bechers' Brook, Nigel Gregory as Harold, Debbi Blythe as Stella, Andrew Bailey as Pete, Gordon Winter as Lenny, Mark Mckenna as Colin, Geoffrey Larder as Flash, John Halstead as Norman, Max Murray Burrows as Young Boy, Philip Childs as D.S. Harris, Robert Demeger as Monty
Facts: In this episode we see that a young Ray Daley really does have a business head of his own as he computerises the stock at the lockup. However, it is Arthur's experience that gets them both out of a sticky situation with the law and local fence Gerry 'Bechers' Brook. Arthur also has a secret compartment at the back of a filing cabinet at the lockup, which we only ever see in this episode.
Double Take: Colin Farrell, who shares a name with a more popular Hollywood actor had previously appeared as 'Tasty Tim' in #5.9 Around The Corner.
Bloopers: Just before eight minutes, Arthur's old business colleague Hapless seems to infer that Arthur & 'er Indoors either did not have any children or some problem exists that means that Arthur is unable to hand his business interests over to a direct heir apparent i.e. his children. If Hapless is suggesting that Arthur does not have any children, this is a clear problem of continuity as Arthur mentions his children in several earlier episodes. The first mention of Arthur having children was in #1.9 Monday Night Fever.
Title: 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying' - a musical with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert, based on Shepherd Mead's 1952 book 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying: The Dastard's Guide to Fame and Fortune'.
Last updated : 1st December 2019 by jno
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