Oliver's Travels: Season 1, Episode 3

Why Did We Eat the Frogs? (25 Jun. 1995)

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Episode cast overview:
WPC Diane Priest
Mrs. Robson
Charlie Hardwick ...
Police Woman
Morgan Jones ...
Michael Priest


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In Alan Plater's original novel, the scene where Oliver and Diane declare themselves to be "un-husband" and "un-wife" was set in Durham Cathedral. BBC could not get permission to film it in the cathedral, because the scene involved the characters agreeing *not* to get married, even though they made all the correct vows, so it was filmed instead in Lindisfarne Priory, a ruined abbey on Lindisfarne (aka Holy Island) a mile off the coast of Northumberland. See more »


WPC Diane Priest: All right. Now tell me the very funny thing you know about sex.
Oliver: Strange. I've been that line for years. When I first started, it was what we called a chat-up line, but you're not allowed to say that any more. But you're the first woman who ever wanted to know.
WPC Diane Priest: I may live to pay a terrible price.
Oliver: Do I look like a serpent bearing forbidden fruit?
WPC Diane Priest: No you look like a little boy who's discovered there's a better game than conkers.
Oliver: It may just be the case.
WPC Diane Priest: So, tell me...
Oliver: All right. The very funny ...
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References The French Connection (1971) See more »

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