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The Hand of Fate 

Mr. Humphries' palm reading skills are put to the test when Mr.Rumbold's position becomes available for Captain Peacock and Mrs.Slocomb and Mr.Grainger compete over his position. Believing he can foretell their futures in their hands, Mr.Humphries makes surprising predictions on behalf of each member of the staff.

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Arthur Brough ...
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Mr. Rumbold
Larry Martyn ...
Harold Bennett ...
Nina Francis ...
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Mr. Kato (as Eric Young)
Therese McMurray ...
Lady Customer (as Thérèse McMurray)
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Mr. Humphries' palm reading skills are put to the test when Mr.Rumbold's position becomes available for Captain Peacock and Mrs.Slocomb and Mr.Grainger compete over his position. Believing he can foretell their futures in their hands, Mr.Humphries makes surprising predictions on behalf of each member of the staff. Written by Nadia Nassar

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27 February 1975 (UK)  »

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1.33 : 1
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First time the cast is seen having a break together in the canteen, See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mr. Mash: 'Ere.
Mrs. Betty Slocombe: I do not answer to "'ere", Mr. Mash.
Mr. Mash: Alright, then. - Oi!
[blows raspberry]
Mrs. Betty Slocombe: What is it, Mr. Mash?
Mr. Mash: Did you put in an order for twenty seven galvanized buckets?
Mrs. Betty Slocombe: And what would I be doing in Ladies' department with twenty seven galvanised buckets? This is Ladies' department, not a farmyard.
Mr. Mash: Well you could be milking a jersey.
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