One of the hotel's guests dies in his sleep but Basil doesn't really notice and just goes about his business, delivering the man's breakfast to his room and then complaining that he was rude and didn't thank him. Polly soon realizes he is dead and Sybil asks another guest, Dr. Price, to attend to the situation. Basil thinks the out of date kippers were the cause, but he's been dead most of the night. Pandemonium sets in when they try to remove the body without any of the guests knowing what has happened. It doesn't quite go as planned. Written by
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This is the only time Miss Tibbs and Miss Gatsby play a part in the storyline rather than as peripheral figures. See more
Not only do the room numbers change from episode to episode, the whole upstairs layout changes. For instance in the episodes "The Kipper and the Corpse" and "Communication Problems", at the top of the stairs there are three rooms on the right and a room on the left. Yet in "The Psychiatrist" the room on the left seems to become a broom cupboard where Basil spends the night after Sybil locks him out. See more
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