Plumber Harry Blackburn is mad about country and western music, and when he joins the boys Oz regales him with his tales of Nashville and Merle Haggard. The truth comes out about Dennis' debts and the lads all go on strike. Ally, annoyed to here of this sends in his toughest boys to sort them out. The eight builders of course, show them the road back to the North East. Written by
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There is some argument as to how Shakespeare would have spoken. Barry and Wayne's suggestion that he had a Brummie (Birmingham) type accent has some supporters, while others suggested he would have sounded more rural, like someone from the Cotswolds. One thing is fairly certain however, he would not have had the posh accent that he has been given in many films. See more
A moving camera shadow can be seen on the front of the VW van when the lads return from the Barley Mow. See more
It's the same as all the rastas driving BMWs, you know? 'Cos they think it stands for Bob Marley and the Wailers.