|101. One Flew Over The Parents' Nest - Written by Tony Hoare #10.4
Directed by John Reardon
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After dropping his parents Bert and Doreen off at the airport in his dad's black cab, Ray accidentally picks up a Susan 'Susie' Groves who appeals for Ray's help as she is on the run from who she tells Ray, is her crazy husband. Desperate with nowhere to stay, Ray introduces her to Arthur whose solution to her dilemma is to put her up at Bert and Doreen's house while they are away in Majorca. Although Ray is against the idea he does finally concede that this is a possible solution, especially when Arthur tells him that any rent he gets from her will be divided up between himself, Bert and Doreen when they arrive back. Meanwhile, Arthur has set up a scam mail order business known as 'Tall Orders' claiming to provide solutions to everyday problems for everyday people, which Ray completely disapproves of.
In order to help it get off the ground, he enlists the help of Willie (played by Tony Robinson).
Before long, Arthur and Ray discover it is not her husband that Susie is on the run from, but instead she is running from high class celebrities and police officers intent on killing her to keep quiet. Susie has been working as a high class prostitute and is in the middle of a blackmail and corruption scheme of her own. When those chasing Susie finally catch up with her at Ray's parents' house, Ray is forced to defend Susie and tells her the only way out is to confess to the law. Meanwhile, Arthur has been arrested by local officers who believe he is running a brothel out of Bert & Doreen's house.
Cast: Glynn Edwards as Dave, Susannah Doyle as Susan Groves (Susie), Sidney Livingstone as Bert Daley, Lill Roughley as Doreen, Duncan Bell as Fowler, Barry Aird as Grey, Tony Robinson as Willie, John Bowler as D.I. Styles, David Bauckham as 1st Heavy, Derren Litten as 2nd Heavy, Bernard Kay as Cronin, Portia Booroff as Melissa, Jake Wood as Wasp, Martyn Whitby as Aldridge, Andrew Hilton as Robert
Facts: This is the second of three scripts in this final series to be written by Tony Hoare. In this episode we are given a real inside look into Bert and Doreen's house. Jake Wood is more recognisable to UK viewers as Max Branning in the long running soap 'EastEnders'. Susannah Doyle who plays Susie is the daughter of Tony Doyle who himself appeared in the very first episode of Minder, #1.1 Gunfight at the OK Laundrette.
Double Take: This is the first of two appearances by Jake Wood as Wasp, he reappears later in #10.6 All Quiet On The West End Front. Also seen here is Duncan Bell as police officer Fowler, who later reappears in #10.7 The Great Depression of 1994.
Bloopers: None found.
Title: 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' was a 1962 novel by Ken Kesey and later a 1975 film starring Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher and Will Sampson.
Last updated : 1st December 2019 by jno
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