The third and final run of 'The Fenn Street Gang' began here. Eric and Sharon are sleeping rough outside an office. Behind them is a long queue of people in similar predicament. No, it is not the start of the January sales. New houses are due to go on sale the following morning, and the impending newly-weds want one. They then commit a terrible blunder by going home, leaving Frankie in their place. He oversleeps, and by the time he wakes up, every last house has been allocated. Eric is livid.
Hearing that a house in Fenn Street is available, Eric goes to see it. It is in appalling condition, looking not unlike the house owned by Stanley Unwin in 'Carry On Regardless' ( 1961 ). Pressed to make a quick decision by the pushy estate agent ( Michael Bilton ), Eric agrees to buy it, thinking he can smarten the place up. But when Sharon sees it later that day, she hates it on sight...
The third season brought in new titles, not dissimilar to those seen in 'On The Buses', featuring animated caricatures of Frankie in his private eye gear, Eric falling off a ladder, Sharon looking sexy, and Peter at the wheel of an impossibly long car. Maureen and Dennis are not mentioned.
It is a fair episode, and you can sense the show heading towards some sort of conclusion.
Funniest moment - Eric is showing Sharon round the house he has put a deposit on. Bragging about how sound the floor is, he stamps his foot - and it goes straight through! Its an old gag, but it works.
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