Sharon and Eric's wedding day has finally arrived. Everyone is present ( except for Dennis and Maureen, who have sent apologetic telegrams ). Among the family ( we never find out which side she's on ) is 'Gran' ( May Warden ), forever calling out for rum. To save money, Mrs.Duffy ( Hilda Fenemore ) and Mrs.Eversleigh ( Barbara Keogh ) do the catering themselves. The vicar pops round for a sherry, and the room falls silent as he drinks it, only to turn rowdy again when he leaves. Strangely moved by the proceedings is Guilio ( John Louis Mansi ), Mrs.Eversleigh's boyfriend. When everyone has gone, the newly-weds prepare to have sex. For both, it will be their first time. Then Connie and Guilio return, smashed out of their minds, and making enough noise to wake the dead. Eric suggests he and Sharon spent the night in their new house instead...
While not quite as good as 'And Everyone Came Too' - the 'Please Sir!' episode in which Mr.Hedges married Penny Wheeler - this is a decent addition to the series. One wishes it had occurred in Season 2 though, as then we could have had Dennis and Maureen in it. Speaking of old 'Privet' Hedges, why is he not at the wedding? One might have reasonably expected him to be there, or at least to have sent a telegram explaining his absence. And what happened to George ( Richard Mottau ), Eric's younger brother, last seen in the 'Please Sir!' episode 'A Very Nasty Break'?
May Warden's rum-loving 'Gran' is indistinguishable from the character she would play in 'Billy Liar' a few months later.
Funniest moment - having twice been interrupted by a policeman ( Michael Stainton ), Eric and Sharon are about to consummate their marriage when soot falls down the chimney, leaving them with black faces.
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