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 Maj. Sinclair Yeates (18 episodes, 1983-1985)
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 Flurry Knox (18 episodes, 1983-1985)
Anna Manahan ...
 Mrs. Cadogan (18 episodes, 1983-1985)
Brendan Conroy ...
 Peter Cadogan (18 episodes, 1983-1985)
Lise Ann McLaughlin ...
 Sally Knox (17 episodes, 1983-1985)
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 Slipper (16 episodes, 1983-1985)
Virginia Cole ...
 Bridget / ... (15 episodes, 1983-1985)
Deirdre Lawless ...
 Julia (13 episodes, 1983-1985)
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 Philippa Yeates / ... (12 episodes, 1983-1984)
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 Lady Knox (10 episodes, 1983-1984)
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 Dr. Jerome Hickey (9 episodes, 1984-1985)
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When Major Sinclair Yeates leaves his home in England to work as the Irish Resident Magistrate, he finds that the justice system needs tempering somewhat to suit the local needs - and that not everything is as straight-forward as it appears on the surface. Written by David McAnally <D.McAnally@uq.net.au>

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6 January 1983 (UK)  »

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Slipper: Good day to your Honour. I hope the grey horse is to your liking.
Major Sinclair Yeates: Er, yes, thank you. What's the charge against this man ?
Mr. Prentice, Clerk of the Court: Joseph Aloysius Mahoney, known as Slipper, accused of being drunk and disorderly, outside the Temperance Hotel.
Major Sinclair Yeates: Outside the ... ? Do you plead guilty, or not guilty ?
Slipper: Well, I was, and I wasn't.
Major Sinclair Yeates: If there is any doubt in your mind, you should plead, not guilty. I take it the Police are prosecuting ? Now, you're still on oath, Sergeant.
Sergeant Murray: Yes, sir.
Major Sinclair Yeates: You say this man was drunk ?
Sergeant Murray: I...
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A classic Irish farce
16 October 1998 | by (London) – See all my reviews

A superb and hilariously scripted rendition of the Somerville & Ross classics, set in turn of the century Southern Ireland. The locations are magnificent and the episodes remain remarkably faithful to the original stories. Peter Bowles is peerless at playing the hapless magistrate, Major Sinclair Yeates. The unique "Slipper" is brought to his larger than life self by the magnificent Niall Tobin and Bryan Murray excels as the raffish Flurry Knox. This series of approximately 5 hours of videos is an unparalleled, if somewhat over-idealised vignette of rural Ireland one hundred years ago.


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