The Meldrews and Mrs. Warboys embark upon a hellish holiday to Portugal. After an entanglement with the police, they finally arrive at their unpleasant villa.

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The Meldrews and Mrs Warboys are going on holiday to the Algarve,where Mrs Warboys will meet her pen-pal,widowed Alfonso. They are trailed by tabloid reporter Martin Trout,who seems to have mistakenly dropped a saucy film of a celebrity into Margaret's bag. On arrival in Portugal Mrs Warboys is mistaken for a prostitute and,as the trio escape,they are stopped by the police for speeding. They assume they have been put in jail but they are in the barn to their villa,where they survive off lemons before realizing their mistake. As Mrs Warboys discovers that Alfonso's wife faked her death to escape him,Victor's after-shave attracts a donkey which urinates in the bath in the villa next door,causing its occupant,a boxer who lacks aggression,to suddenly recover it on seeing Victor. Trout eventually discovers that he had the film on him all along but,as the Meldrews and Mrs Warboys depart for home,it seems unlikely that he will make it. Written by don @ minifie-1

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26 December 1993 (UK)  »

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Trivia

Joan Sims, who had a recurring part as Madge in As Time Goes By, has a brief appearance in this episode. See more »

Goofs

Martin Trout gets locked in a wardrobe as the vacationing Meldrews and Mrs. Warboys retire for the night. The next morning, when everyone has left, Trout rocks the wardrobe back and forth until it tips over. It crashes through the railing at the top of the stairs, then falls to the first floor. The incident is never referred to by Meldrews or Mrs. Warboys. See more »

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Hugo: How do I feel? I just spent seven hours of total sensory deprivation throwing up and pulling live herrings out of my underpants.
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Connections

References Wacky Races (1968) See more »

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This Ole House
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Written by Stuart Hamblen
Performed by Shakin' Stevens
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