While beginning to organize their new house, the Meldrews are entrusted to look after Margaret's goddaughter's tortoise, who might be in danger when Victor decides to burn some garden rubbish.




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The Meldrews agree to look after a tortoise belonging to Margaret's god-daughter Jennifer whilst she goes on holiday but it gets run over and thrown into a garden bonfire so they bury it and buy a replacement,hoping Jennifer won't notice. But are they really sure the first one is dead? Jennifer rewards them with tickets for a show which turn out to be for a performance in a year's time. Written by don @ minifie-1

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11 October 1990 (UK)  »

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[first lines]
Victor Meldrew: [on the phone] Mel-drew!
Victor Meldrew: Who? Well, put Mavis on, then.
Victor Meldrew: I don't care is she is reproofing a yashmak; I want to speak to her.
[to Margaret]
Victor Meldrew: Usual performance. She takes my ticket, disappears for half an hour, comes back. "Do you remember when you brought them in?" "Yes, last Thursday." Off she goes again, comes back. "What colour were they?" "Light grey." Off she goes again. still com- Hello!
Victor Meldrew: Yes, I have got them here at home with me. I'm just wondering what idea of this rather ...
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