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The Name of the Game 

Siegfried and Tristan go out of their way to make themselves unavailable so Mr. Blenkinsopp recruits James to play for the local cricket team, with amusing results. James treats the ... See full summary »

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Tristan Farnon
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Granville Bennett
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Zoë Bennett
William Hoyland ...
Mr. Blenkinsopp
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Mr. Dimmock
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Mrs. Dimmock
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Mrs. Pounder
Nancy Gower ...
Betty
David Theakston ...
Tom Willis
Stephen Mallatratt ...
Tagger Hird
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Siegfried and Tristan go out of their way to make themselves unavailable so Mr. Blenkinsopp recruits James to play for the local cricket team, with amusing results. James treats the Dimmocks' new puppy with all 8 (or so) children in attendance. James decides that the pup needs Granville Bennett's special touch but is concerned that he will only get into trouble so he asks Siegfried to come along. Granville convinces both of them to stop in at his branch surgery, which turns out to be his local. Once again, James has a few too many. Written by garykmcd

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Comedy | Drama

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18 November 1978 (UK)  »

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The poem that Siegfried quotes when talking about the cricket match to James is the first verse of Vitaï Lampada by Henry Newbolt. See more »

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James Herriot: Hello, Mrs. Hall. Sounds like a very full surgery.
Helen: Oh, just the Dimmock family.
James Herriot: Oh, not again. How many of them this time?
Helen: The entire brood, and Mr. Dimmock.
James Herriot: They aren't a family they're more like a nation.
Mrs. Hall: Aye, and from the look of Mrs. Dimmock from the side they're about to increase and multiply even further.
James Herriot: Oh, this is the third time they've been back this month.
Helen: They've adopted you.
James Herriot: Yes, obviously.
Helen: Well, they wouldn't come quite so often if you if you ever got around to charging them ...
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