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I'll Fly You for a Quid 

Grandpa Owen dies concealing a winning betting slip. His gambling-mad family is desperate to prove 'you can't take it with you'.

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Evan Owen / Grandpa Owen
Emrys James ...
Reverend Simmonds
Richard O'Callaghan ...
Mortlake Owen
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Mrs. Owen
Beth Morris ...
April Owen
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Mr. Pugh
Gwyneth Owen ...
Auntie
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Grandpa Owen dies concealing a winning betting slip. His gambling-mad family is desperate to prove 'you can't take it with you'.

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6 May 1973 (UK)  »

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All bets are off
26 October 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I'll fly you for a quid was written by the legendary Dick Clements and Ian la Frenais and was the final in the series of one off comedies in the Ronnie Barker 7 of 1 strand.

In a gambling mad Welsh village, Grandpa Owen dies one afternoon, his son Evan realises he held a winning betting slip worth almost £850. He searches the house top and bottom with no success and reckons it can still be in hidden in his grandad's person but he might have to open the coffin much to the annoyance of the new priest already upset with the amount of gambling going on.

Its an interesting one off but I never took to it and even guessed the twist with the preacher. I could wager this would never fly as a series.


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