The trio start a courier service. Wesley fails to keep clean.


(as Alan J. W. Bell)




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Episode complete credited cast:
Bill Owen ...
Brian Wilde ...
Jane Freeman ...
Kathy Staff ...
Jean Fergusson ...
Robert Fyfe ...
Juliette Kaplan ...
Sarah Thomas ...
Gordon Wharmby ...
Danny O'Dea ...
Tom Owen ...
Bank Customer
Diana Brooks ...
Traffic Warden


The trio start a courier service. Wesley fails to keep clean.

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22 December 1991 (UK)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Bill Owen's son, Tom Owen, plays the bank customer. Tom will go on to co-star in 99 episodes beginning in 2000 until the series end in 2010. See more »

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30 December 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The last episode to be shot entirely on videotape and as a Christmas special not very festive at all. Then again the over-lit video look was not beneficial to the old dears and it is also clear it was shot in summer.

Tom Owen (Bill's son) turns up as a bank customer who gets hassled by Foggy. He would return some years later as a series regular as Compo's long lost son.

The episode itself is a throwback to the the early days with Blamire when they would at times look for work. As Compo shows an unhealthy interest in a lady traffic warden, Foggy decides they should be looking for a job that requires a uniform. They even go to a library to look for vacancies. It must be the first time they have returned there since the days of Blamire. I would have loved to see Wainwright the randy socialist librarian but Blake Butler the actor who played him died some years earlier.

Foggy gets Compo to dress up as a courier on a bicycle but as that is a bit of a push at his age, he gets him a motorbike but he cannot stay on the motorbike.

A disappointment as a Christmas special because it was just a run of the mill episode.

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