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Episode cast overview:
Jacqueline Clarke ...
Mr. Fitch
Mr. Jackson
John Bardon ...
Patricia Clapton ...
Mrs. Pearson
Diana Malin ...
Bella Emberg ...
Mrs. Jackson


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6 March 1978 (UK)  »

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Somewhere In An Airport
14 March 2009 | by (Ambrosia) – See all my reviews

Sheila has been nagging Peter to ask his boss, Mr.Fitch ( Richard Wilson ) for a fortnight's holiday. After carefully rehearsing his request, he forcefully strides into the man's office, but gets sidetracked into helping him with his 'image' - Fitch having a thing about wishing to look authoritative to the staff. When the subject of holidays finally comes up, Fitch agrees to the idea, provided that Barnes goes right away.

The Barnes' go to a travel agent where they encounter bus conductor Andrews ( Alun Armstrong ). He talks them out of a package holiday to Majorca - before snapping it up himself.

At the airport, the Barnes' find themselves amidst chaos as their plane is delayed. Who should be seated next to them but Andrews and his glum-looking wife ( Bella Emberg )? The bus conductor is keen to 'make up a foursome'. The Barnes decide not to go after all...

The third episode has some nice moments, but does not quite hit the bullseye. The scene in Fitch's office goes on longer than it needed to, while the travel agent bit is a lot less funny than its equivalent in 'Holiday With Strings' ( 1974 ). It is only when the action moves to the airport do the laughs come.

Funniest moment - Peter's attempts to get coffee out of a machine.

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