The holidays are disrupted by a prison break.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Philip Franks ...
Mariette (as Catherine Zeta Jones)
Moray Watson ...
Ian Bartholomew ...
Tommy Mason
Tilly Vosburgh ...
Betty Mason
Heather Canning ...
Mrs. Farley
Doctor Lacey
John Carlin ...
Rev. Spink
Robert Oates ...
Max Mason ...
C.I.D. Sergeant
Murray Bryant ...
David Mason
Aimee Bryant ...


As Christmas approaches Charley and Mariette go to view a house to rent, unaware that Tommy Mason, an escaped convict is hiding there. Pop later discovers him in the Larkins' hen-house where Victoria is taking food to him. He explains that, since his imprisonment, his wife has severed all ties with him but he is anxious to see his children. Pop usually dresses as Father Christmas to give local children toys but Charley suggests Tommy play the part so he can see his children, which he does, as well as making up with his wife and then returning to prison. Mrs. Mason and her children join the throng already invited to spend Christmas Day at the Larkins'. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Comedy | Drama



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22 December 1991 (UK)  »

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Did You Know?


When Charlie says that "The one person you never suspect is the postman," he is referring to the short story The Invisible Man by G.K. Chesterton in which Father Brown realizes that the murderer dressed as a postman, as it was the one person whom nobody ever notices. See more »


Ma Larkin: Don't you climb up ladders! Four months is a tricky time.
Mariette Jane Larkin: I kept seeing you on ladders when you were pregnant.
Ma Larkin: That's different. If I fall, I bounce.
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