Two robbers are on the run after a Post Office hold up, will Paradise Lodge be the ideal hiding place?




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Episode credited cast:
Pat Coombs ...
Lally Bowers ...
Diana King ...
Charmian May ...
Georgina Moon ...
Johnnie Wade ...
Roger (as Johnny Wade)
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Having robbed the post office when Cissie was in it Fingers and his stupid brother Junior hide out at the retirement home, taking the residents hostage. Flora is able to drug and disarm the gun-toting Fingers but Cissie makes a deal with Junior, allowing the pair to escape - though the ladies are left with the loot. Written by don @ minifie-1

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7 June 1979 (UK)  »

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Haven't we been here before??
23 August 2015 | by (Swansea, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a definite homage to a 1972 episode of Steptoe and Son, exact same name, and pretty much the same plot........

The ladies are playing cards in the resident's lounge, when Cissie arrives in shock, she's been to the Post Office and witnessed a hold up. The whole area has been cordoned off and all are on tender hooks. Dolly has hit the scotch and Miss Milton's had sleeping pills. The search for the felons begins, and unfortunately their fears are realised, Fingers and Junior have indeed broken into Paradise Lodge, and hold the ladies hostage. Flora lays a trap, but Cissie is too kind hearted.

This is a fantastic episode, really funny, and really well created, a point is lost for pinching Steptoe's plot and title. Favourite scene for me is when Dolly remembers she was in a play and taken hostage once, she escaped by seducing her captor in her black chiffon nighty, it's very funny. It's a lovely episode.

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