The Meldrews invite Patrick and Pippa round for a friendly meal, but Patrick is distinctly worried about what horrors might befall them.




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Episode complete credited cast:
Doreen Mantle ...
Chris Walker ...
Fire Officer
John Cassady ...
Window Cleaner
Angus Deayton ...
Janine Duvitski ...
Vince Leigh ...
Fire Officer


Margaret asks Pippa and Patrick to dinner but Victor,plagued by nuisance calls involving the fire brigade and disturbed to hear that his predecessor as a lollipop man met an awful death,is not inclined to be the perfect host. The window cleaner burns his throat drinking Victor's chilli sauce in mistake for coffee and a trick involving a member of Victor's magicians group,having a heart attack and being locked in a box for five hours also ensures that Pippa and Patrick will be very nervous dinner guests. Written by don @ minifie-1

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7 March 1993 (UK)  »

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1.33 : 1
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[first lines]
Radio Announcer: So, on line two we have Patrick. Good evening to you, Patrick, and what's your question for Mimsy Berkovitz?
Patrick: Well, it's a bit of a tricky one, but, uh, put simply my wife and I live next door to a man that... if I tell you a few weeks ago he put a specially trained crab up my shorts while I was a asleep in the garden, and that I had to be rushed to hospital with it hanging between my legs like a passenger on a tube train, uh, you'll get some idea of the problem; and what's tricky ...
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