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The Affair of the Hollow Lady 

Local greengrocer Millicent takes a fancy to Victor and attempts to lure him to her house when he misses a football match.

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Episode complete credited cast:
... Victor Meldrew
... Margaret Meldrew
... Nurse
Edna Monterel ... Woman in Hospital
... Mrs Warboys
... Millicent
Nick Maloney ... Laverick
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Storyline

Due to having very secure new locks fitted the Meldrews have difficulty getting into the house - unlike the burglar who steals their fridge. Confusion reigns when Mrs Warboys is reported to be in hospital after an accident and the heavily-bandaged lady the Meldrews visit turns out to be someone else. But the last straw comes for Margaret when Millicent,the local green-grocer,suggests she and Victor are having an affair - so Margaret goes to see her,with a pair of boxing gloves behind her back. Written by don @ minifie-1

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8 January 1995 (UK)  »

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1.33 : 1
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The episode must have been filmed sometime in 1994: the football match Victor had a ticket for was Arsenal v Torino. The game in question actually took place in 1994, not 1995 when the episode aired; the two teams played against one another twice in 1994 on the 2nd and 15th March: the first match was a draw, and the second match was won 1-0 to Arsenal. See more »

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Victor Meldrew: The absolute limit that was. You wouldn't believe that anyone could pick their nose all the way through 'Dances with Wolves', would you? Three and a half hours I had to sit next to that. And always the right nostril; he never touched the left one. Always the one at *my* side! You'd think he was digging the channel tunnel. Really. Come on, what's the matter? I'm ruddy freezing out here.
Margaret Meldrew: It won't turn! It's jammed again, bloody thing!
Victor Meldrew: You're joking, surely. Here, give it here. I ...
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