While the staff stay late at the store stocktaking, two burglars break into the store and capture Miss. Brahms, Captain Peacock and Mr.Spooner. While impersonating the most dangerous gangster family of the underworld, Mrs.Slocombe, Mr.Harman and Mr.Humphries pull out all the stops to get the police to the store and capture the burglars. Written by
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This episode was written with the idea of giving Arthur English, who played Mr Harman, a chance of using his popular pantomime character'The Spiv' in the show. The Spiv appears in the character of Papa Brumby, an underworld gangster. Molly Sugden as Mrs Slocombe pretends to be "Big Mama" Brumby and John Inman, as Mr Humphries, masquerades as their Istep-son, Italian Tony, The Tooting Terror. See more
When Captain Peacock and Mr Spooner cut themselves free, it is 10pm, according to the clock chiming outside. But when they call Mr Rumbold a few minutes later, he says it's after midnight. See more
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