Geyser, Wobbly and Eric visit a paint shop but have no money to purchase what they need, so try and put their order on Joe Jones' account. The trouble is - he does not have one. When the shopkeeper ( Milton Johns ) hears Jones' name mentioned, he keels over, causing shelves to collapse.
Times are hard over at Jones' business. Doreen has gone ( presumably she stayed behind in Ludno-On-Sea ), and the bailiffs have repossessed his office equipment and furniture. Things look up when a job offer comes their way - a police station is in need of redecoration. Wobbly says he knows where he can get some green paint for next to nothing. So they set to work. All looks well until they learn that the paint is in fact stolen...
A good season opener. The builders' horror when they discover they are painting a police station with the very stuff the law is trying to recover is very funny indeed. Milton Johns ( the shopkeeper ) was 'Mr.Scott' ( boss to Ken Morley's 'Reg Holdsworth' ) in 'Coronation Street' for many years, and specialised in playing humourless authority figures. Debbie Linden's departure left the field clear for Janine Duvitski ( 'Pippa' of 'One Foot In The Grave' ) to take her place.
Funniest moment - the builders see a scruffy man manhandled by the police. They ask Wobbly if he is the man who sold him the paint. He shakes his head. They look relieved. A moment later, another man is brought in, and violently attacks some constables before being overpowered and dragged off to a cell. "Now that's the man who sold me the paint!", says Wobbly.
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