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Hemel Pike is a canal barge casanova, aided and abetted by his illiterate cousin, Ronnie. Hemel has a girl in every town along his route, and each one is intent on marriage. He is finally caught when one of the girls, Christine, falls pregnant. Her protective father, a 'larger than life' character, who holds the canal record for drinking 29 pints of 'Brown & Mild' in a single session, is understandably upset by his daughter's situation...Written by
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When planning the journey on the Grand Union Canal, the pair agree the first night at Rickmansworth, the second at Boxmoor and the third at Apsley. Geographically, Apsley is before Boxmoor and also the two places are only a mile apart, so would not both be overnight stopping points, even if in the correct order. See more »
[Doctor Scott has just told Joe that his daughter is pregnant]
She must have been drugged or something. She couldn't have done it by herself.
I'll kill him! So help me, I'll kill him! They way I've looked after her. I promised her mother I'd send her to grammar school. And now the first yob that comes along, this happens.
[trying to be reassuring]
Oh come now. It may not have been the *first* one.
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A trip down nostalgias canal
A great period piece featuring a whose who of Mid sixties tv comedy. Harry H Corbett is Hamel a lovely romeo who sails the canals with a girl at every lock gate.
He wouldn't and doesn't want to change this way of life until the inevitable intervenes.
Honourable mentions to Ronnie Barker, Julie Foster and Hugh Griffiths.
It depicts a way of life and attitudes that have long since gone and is enjoyable because of this.
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