On a train journey William Perkins is convinced that the passenger seated opposite him is 'Galloping' Foxley, who made his life a misery when they were at school together and relives the ... See full summary »

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Himself - Introduced by
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William Perkins
Anthony Steel ...
The Stranger
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Young William Perkins
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Young Bruce Foxley (as Jonathan Scott Taylor)
Anthony Woodruff ...
Housemaster
Colin Thomas ...
City Gent
Guy Humphries ...
Stamford
Clifford Abrahams ...
Schoolboy
Adrian Breeze ...
Schoolboy
Timothy Breeze ...
Schoolboy
Wayne Brooks ...
Schoolboy
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On a train journey William Perkins is convinced that the passenger seated opposite him is 'Galloping' Foxley, who made his life a misery when they were at school together and relives the unpleasant experience before the stranger identifies himself. Written by don @ minifie-1

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15 March 1980 (UK)  »

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Although he isn't credited as such, John Mills also plays the father of young William Perkins in the scenes at the boarding school. See more »

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Memories of a Class now passed by,
10 February 2016 | by (Swansea, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

William Perkins a man of absolute routine and good form becomes convinced that the upstart now commuting on the train, who's taken his seat, his place and upset the routine is in fact 'Galloping Foley,' a boy who's hand he suffered by in his days at Public School. Perkins gets himself extremely worked up, and in an almost frenzy, he opts to challenge the commuter.

Dahl announces in his introduction that every word of this story was historical, the events had actually happened to him, and that the thought of his School days filled him with dread. I wonder.

This episode evokes thoughts of a bygone British era, Public School, beatings, a system where background, class, wealth etc impacted hugely on an individual's life.

I really like this episode, very unique story, so different to ever other episode in the show's history, John Mills is just wonderful in the role, you can see the change in his character, the build up, and the huge deflation, he's wonderful. 8/10


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