Buddies Sim and Bob arrive at the house of their friend Dr. David Rankin one Sunday morning to go fishing, and find him in the cellar cementing over a newly laid floor. His wife Irene is ... See full summary »

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Dr. David Rankin
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Keith Drinkel ...
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Cheryl Hall ...
Irene Rankin
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Buddies Sim and Bob arrive at the house of their friend Dr. David Rankin one Sunday morning to go fishing, and find him in the cellar cementing over a newly laid floor. His wife Irene is not at home and Rankin tells them that she is staying with friends. However her infidelity is well-known around the village and Bob and Sim make the mistake of surmising that David has killed and buried his wife. They think he cannot hear their discussion as he is out of the room, but he can, with lethal results. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Don't go into the Cellar...wait that's from.......
13 February 2016 | by (Swansea, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

David is busy filling in a hole in his cellar with cement, the house is a total mess, his friends Sim and Bob arrive to take him fishing, but he hides from them, carrying on smoothing over the hole. David overhears Bob telling Sim about a fling he had years ago with Irene. They discover David at work, he spins a yarn, but Bob denies the truth of it. Bob is suspicious, wondering where Irene is, David explains she's in Cambridge, they challenge David believing naturally, that he's killed he and buried her under the cement.

Well acted by the three main characters, Colin Blakely was excellent, Warren Clarke was great too, a much less gruff performance then he would have given in later years. The great Keith Drinkel, wonderful as always, had a twinkle in the eye as always, a fun actor to watch.

It's watchable enough, but it's definitely an episode I'd class as a plodder, it's a little on the forgettable side. 6/10


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