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: I want to ask big questions. Questions I have to ask myself. Like: will I take this man as my un-lawful, un-wedded husband, even as far as Hadrian's Wall.
Oliver: Oh, we have to go *much* further than that. We have to travel far beyond the wall.
WPC Diane Priest: That's why it's a big question.
Oliver: All you have to do is say "yes". Wilt thou take this man?
WPC Diane Priest: And wilt thou take this woman?
Oliver: It's predestination. What else should we consider?
WPC Diane Priest: Forsaking all others.
Oliver: All the others have forsaken me. So it isn't really a live issue.
WPC Diane Priest: ...
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