Two cricket-loving Englishman, now elderly, get involved in a bizarre plot which seems to involve espionage.
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Series cast summary:
Robin Bailey ...
 Charters (6 episodes, 1985)
Michael Aldridge ...
 Caldicott (6 episodes, 1985)
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 Margaret Mottram (6 episodes, 1985)
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 Insp. Snow (6 episodes, 1985)
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 Jenny (6 episodes, 1985)
Patrick Carter ...
 Grimes (5 episodes, 1985)
Philip Stone ...
 Venables (5 episodes, 1985)
Tony Chambers ...
 St. Clair (3 episodes, 1985)
Scott Fredericks ...
 Wrigley (3 episodes, 1985)
Christopher Muncke ...
 Josh Darrell (3 episodes, 1985)
Granville Saxton ...
 Gregory (3 episodes, 1985)
Michael Stainton ...
 Sgt. Tipper (3 episodes, 1985)
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Two cricket-loving Englishman, now elderly, get involved in a bizarre plot which seems to involve espionage.

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This is the second time Robin Bailey takes over an Arthur Lowe character (Lowe played "Charters" in The Lady Vanishes remake) The first was the titular role of Potter (1979) in the final series after Lowe had died. See more »

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Spun-off from The Lady Vanishes (1938) See more »

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A comedy thriller of charm and humour.
26 December 2004 | by (Hastings, New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Charters and Caldicott are characters who first appeared in Alfred Hitchcock's 1938 film "The Lady Vanishes'. Now retired, by Jove, from "doing something at the Foreign Office" for 40 years, they share a passion for cricket - and then they find themselves caught up in mystery, murder and mayhem. After discovering the body of a young woman in Caldicott's London flat, they blithely bungle their way through intrigue and more murder until they end up - inevitably - at a cricket match.

This is a total delight, from start to finish, not least because of the wonderful performances of all involved, and because of the absurd juxtaposition of two elderly and always courteous gentlemen and the world of corruption and violence they blunder into. Highly recommended.


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