With Frankie on the dole, Mrs.Abbott has had to take in a lodger to make ends meet - night watchman Cyril Wedgewood ( Peter Glaze ). Despite his not being in the Sacha Distel department for looks, she is besotted by him. Frankie comes home after signing on to catch the pair of them canoodling in the living room. He threatens to leave. "Its either him...or me!". She chooses the lodger.
Frankie moves in with Dennis. It is not a happy arrangement. Dennis gives Frankie household chores to do which include shopping and cleaning, and he is useless at each one...
Here's a name that should stir a million childhood memories among us forty/fifty somethings - Peter Glaze, a former understudy with 'The Crazy Gang' who for years was straight man ( first to Leslie Crowther, then Don Maclean and Bernie Clifton ) on the long running B.B.C. children's show 'Crackerjack!' ( did you know that he had "D'oh!" as a catchphrase years before Homer Simpson? ). He does not get to do much here but does it well. As the appalling 'Mrs.Abbott', the late Barbara Mitchell is, as ever, brilliant.
Frankie and Dennis make an interesting double act. Put together, Dennis is Einstein compared to Frankie.
Funniest moment - Frankie going shopping. Not realising what carrier bags are for, he conveys the groceries home in his arms, managing to lose most of it without realising.
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