When Rag Week begins, the Gasforth police deals with students' pranks and bank robbers.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Ainslie ...
Elderly Lady
Ruth Arnold ...
Bank Clerk
Dicken Ashworth ...
Bank Robber
Gabrielle Blunt ...
Elderly Lady
Joy Brook ...
Bank Manager
Bill Moody ...
Bank Robber


Gasford's Inspector Fowler carefully briefs his uniformed staff on how to handle 'rag week', when student hazing causes 'plain and excessive' excesses of prank nonsense, this year masked. His CID colleague Grim is nostalgic for 'common crime'. Fowler's bitchy lover nags for him to handle a standing bank order during lunch break. However, his stickler lecture to P.C. Goodie makes that fail, so she goes. Next the bank is robbed by masked men who take her hostage. Only Fowler acts forcefully. Written by KGF Vissers

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prank | hazing | kidnapping | See All (3) »


Comedy | Crime





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4 December 1995 (UK)  »

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filming location: Watford
12 February 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I live in Watford, and I am proud to have it the location for numerous TV and film scenes. the bank robbery took place on Market street, opposite the Burger king and where Folwer went into to Deliver the Pizzas was the old Natwest building. its now a pub. Ironicly, where the police cars pulled up and Fowler was giving orders to the other officers was where the new Natwest is now. I would show you a picture if i could, maybe I'll set up a yahoo group. oh, and thin blue was very funny, too bad there no more of em. I did not like it when they got rid of the music introduction in the second series; the Fowler introductions were terribly unfunny, you weren't sure when the episode had started or not.

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