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The Pit and the Pendulum 

Victor decides that Patrick's cherry tree is the cause of his garden being dry and enlists a Neanderthal gardener to cultivate the stray roots.

Director:

Susan Belbin

Writers:

David Renwick, David Renwick (by)

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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Richard Wilson ... Victor Meldrew
Annette Crosbie ... Margaret Meldrew
Angus Deayton ... Patrick
Janine Duvitski Janine Duvitski ... Pippa
Daniel Peacock Daniel Peacock ... Kazanzi
Sarah Bolden Sarah Bolden ... Daughter
Katharine Page Katharine Page ... The voice of (voice)
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Storyline

As ever it's not Victor's day. He picks up Patrick's dog in mistake for the phone and is angered by womanizing workman Kazanzi,who is doing some gardening for the Meldrews and who charms Margaret. When he sees Kazanzi with a very young girl - who actually turns out to be his daughter - Victor lets fly at him. When Margaret returns she find Kazanzi has buried Victor up to his neck in the garden with a pot over his head. She also hears that her mother has died. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 January 1993 (UK) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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[first lines]
Margaret's mother: Hello? Margaret, this is your mum speaking. I'm 'prised I'm not here now, but that's because I'm somewhere else. I say, I'm somewhere else! But I bet you'll both be up here soon, won't you? The pair of you. So, I'll see you then. Hello?
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Margaret Meldrew: Hello, mum. It's Wednesday at six o'clock. I'm just ringing to say that all being well we'll be up there Sunday afternoon about three, but I'll speak to you soon. Bye-bye.
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