[after a drunken night, Bacchus has spent the night with an unknown older woman]
John Bacchus: I woke up with a complete stranger next to us this morning.
George Gently: [ironically] Some men pay money for that.
John Bacchus: Should have seen the state of her. It's like waking up next to somebody's grandma.
[Gently and Bacchus are going to interview Lord Blackstone. They have driven through the main gate and still haven't reached the house]
John Bacchus: Are we nearly there? I mean, how much of England is one bloke allowed to own?
[Gently and Bacchus have already met Lord Blackstone who has said "just call me Hector". Now they are questioning Lady Blackstone]
John Bacchus: We found your husband's car, Mrs Blackstone.
Alethea Blackstone: [superciliously] I beg your pardon?
John Bacchus: You hard of hearing?
Hector Blackstone: My wife prefers to be "Your Ladyship".
John Bacchus: [flippantly] Well I wouldn't mind being Bobby Charlton.
[Lady Blackstone has claimed that her son James was playing backgammon with her the night that their car was involved in a fatal accident, but Lord Blackstone has since said that James was at the pub with him]
John Bacchus: [sarcastically] That's a nasty cut you've got there, Your Highness. Did you get that playing backgammon?