The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles: Season 2, Episode 20

Prague, August 1917 (7 Aug. 1993)

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Working as a Belgian spy during World War One, young Indiana Jones is reassigned to Prague where he is to receive an important phone call. Unfortunately his hotel room turns out to be ... See full summary »

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Anton Dvorak
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Nickolas Grace ...
The Prague Spy (as Nicholas Grace)
John Clive ...
Very Thin Man
Charles McKeown ...
Colin Jeavons ...
Shifty man
Jan Kuzelka ...
Fat man
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Very Big Man - Ministry of Telephones
Jirina Chlumská ...
Tram Woman
Andrew McCulloch ...
Sergeant
Milan Hein ...
Constable
Ninka Scott ...
Cleaning Woman
Peter Armitage ...
Small man
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Working as a Belgian spy during World War One, young Indiana Jones is reassigned to Prague where he is to receive an important phone call. Unfortunately his hotel room turns out to be unequipped with a phone. Indy heads for the Ministery of Telephones, where he learns that having to confront Czech bureaucracy can be quite a trial. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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This was Bernard Bresslaw's final acting role before his death on June 11, 1993 at the age of 59. This episode was broadcast almost two months after he died. See more »

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Shifty man: Well?
Indiana Jones: I hear the price of cabbage is high this year.
Shifty man: Not as high as the price of beats. Beats, they're outrageous.
Indiana Jones: On the other hand, carrots are a dime a dozen. I'd stock up on them if I were you.
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Kafka can be funny
5 March 2010 | by (New Jersey, USA) – See all my reviews

One of the more interesting, humorous and bizarre Young Indy episodes. Indy must receive a critical phone call in his Prague hotel room. Unfortunately there is no phone and Indy is thrown into a Kafkaesque nightmare trying to get one installed in time. Indeed, Franz Kafka himself is one of the clerks in the phone office. The bureaucratic labyrinth, arbitrary policies and uncaring sadism of the "system" Indy faces will be familiar to anyone who had ever dealt with government agencies. This episode takes a comedic and satirical approach to our fear of being a rat in a bureaucratic maze. Tim McInnerny is outstandingly creepy as Kafka.


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