Shelley is working on an ad campaign for striped pyjamas when a crisis interrupts his train of thought. A fellow lodger, Miss Landis, is so lonely and depressed in the big city she takes an overdose of sleeping pills.
While Fran keeps watch on the girl, Shelley takes charge of the situation, calling for am ambulance and keeping nosey old Miss Ratcliffe ( Madoline Thomas ) at bay.
At the hospital, Shelley does his best to explain the girl's tragic predicament to Dr.Wellbeloved ( John Savident )...
One of the best Season Two offerings, mainly because it gets Shelley away from the office, and has him playing hero for once, in the face of interference from busy-bodies Mrs.H and Miss Ratcliffe. The film that Shelley and Fran saw earlier in the evening is '2001: A Space Odyssey' made in 1968. It was on re-release at that time as I saw it myself later in the year. It gives Shelley a good excuse to lighten the grim mood of the story by imitating 'Moonwatcher' from the 'Dawn Of Man' section of that classic.
Gillian Taylforth, later to appear in 'Eastenders', plays 'Nurse Rowlands', while the thick-sculled 'Dr.Wellbeloved' is John Savident, also to go onto soap fame by playing 'Fred Elliott' in 'Coronation Street'.
Funniest Moment - Shelley's entire conservation with Dr.Wellbeloved, which is in similar vein to the hilarious interview with 'The D.S.S. Inspector' from the Season 1 episode 'The Nelson Affair'.
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