Foggy feels threatened by Norman and Compo's old friend Amos, who is as great a blow-hard as himself. There is some concern that Amos may be back in the village to rob the bank.

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Bill Owen ...
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Brian Wilde ...
Timothy Bateson ...
Amos Hames
Kathy Staff ...
Royston Tickner ...
Chip-Shop Owner
Kathy Proctor ...
Customer
Frances Goodall ...
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Robin Boncey ...
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Foggy feels threatened by Norman and Compo's old friend Amos, who is as great a blow-hard as himself. There is some concern that Amos may be back in the village to rob the bank.

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4 January 1978 (UK)  »

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Foggy: I was merely pointing out the similarity between the human and the equine foot.
Compo: What's an equine foot?
Clegg: Twelve inches and a bit, and the bit goes between the teeth for steering purposes.
[he laughs but the others don't]
Clegg: That's all right, Clegg. You just talk among yourself.
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Amos and the bank
18 July 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A tour de force performance from Timothy Bateson as the laugh a minute, long lost old friend of Compo and Clegg. They see Amos leaving the police station first as he is irate that his good name is being besmirched. It looks like Amos is visiting his elderly mother as he has been living in Stoke. However his reputation is a bit on the murky side.

Foggy is certainly suspicious about Amos especially as he has a keen interest in visiting the bank and acting suspiciously. Our trio are always checking their wallets just to be on the safe side. It seems Compo and Clegg are also wary of Amos.

In the meantime our trio have to run inside a chippy to avoid an out of control learner driver. Foggy is arrested as he steps in to prevent a potential bank robbery. Clegg is too trusting with a cheque to cash.

The episode belongs to Bateson though, one of those character actors who always provided a memorable turn. He kind of reminded me of Ken Dodd here but he was not the only guest star to be memorable. The chip shop owner almost matched Bateson as the learner driver sent people scurrying in.


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