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The Freckle, the Key and the Couple Who Weren't 

After a row about Susan's thoughtless inability to tell Steve whether his butt had an old mole or fresh freckles, they join the friends in the pub. Jeff arrives, oblivious he's wearing an ... See full summary »

Director:

Martin Dennis

Writer:

Steven Moffat

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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Jack Davenport ... Steve Taylor
Gina Bellman ... Jane Christie
Sarah Alexander ... Susan Walker
Kate Isitt ... Sally Harper
Ben Miles ... Patrick Maitland
Richard Coyle ... Jeffrey 'Jeff' Murdock
Lou Gish Lou Gish ... Julia
Lloyd Owen ... James
Marc Bannerman ... Joe (as Mark Bannerman)
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Storyline

After a row about Susan's thoughtless inability to tell Steve whether his butt had an old mole or fresh freckles, they join the friends in the pub. Jeff arrives, oblivious he's wearing an SM mask, as Steve drags out of him from playing 'Spankman' with Julia, desperate for advice about the use of laxatives to recuperate jewelry swallowed from his irresistibly naked girlfriend. Back in her apartment, where she's handcuffed and Jeff still clue- and key-less, they freak at a knock she fears to be her parents. It's worse: her military ex Joe. Jane reveals more ways to be utterly out of touch with the world, especially her patient boy-friend, who later announces he must spend some months in Germany as radio-maker. James and Susan discover they knew each-other as wild Oxford students. Written by KGF Vissers

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 2002 (UK) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hartswood Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This episode is the first in the series to dispense with both the opening and the closing titles due to its length. See more »

Quotes

Jeff: [Jeff is wearing a leather mask] We were just spending a quiet evening in front of the television. In the course of events I swallowed some of her jewelry.
Steve: You what?
Jeff: There was a swallowage incident. I swallowed an item.
Steve: Right?
Jeff: Now normally when I swallow some of Julia's jewelry...
Steve: No, no, Jeff please. Normally... has never been used in the sentence before
Jeff: Well, you know what it's like when you've got your own actual real-life girlfriend. It's like you got a woman with a nudity switch. Sometimes ...
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Connections

References Realengo 18 (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps
Music by Osvaldo Farrés
English Lyrics by Joe Davis
Performed by Mari Wilson
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