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Close Encounters 

Vincent receives a visit from the taxman, so he decides it's time to take a family holiday. His side-line business making pirate copies of E.T. continues in his absence. The salesman clash over the ethics of Page 3.


Damon Beesley


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Episode complete credited cast:
Ed Westwick ... Vincent Swan
James Buckley ... Brian Fitzpatrick
Joe Thomas ... Martin Lavender
Linzey Cocker Linzey Cocker ... Sam Swan
Lauren O'Rourke ... Carol
Nigel Lindsay ... Tony Walsh
Lorraine Bruce ... Miss Barnes
Lee Ross ... Ronnie
Lloyd Hutchinson ... Brendan
Saffron Hocking ... Miss Lyndsey
Charlie-Lou Borthwick Charlie-Lou Borthwick ... Natalie (as Charlee-Lou Borthwick)
Bobby Smalldridge ... Robbie
Jennifer Brooke ... Donna
David Hemsted ... Photographer
Gareth Tunley ... Shaw Taylor


Vincent is visited by formidable tax inspector Miss Barnes, whom he is anxious to avoid, leading him to invest in pirate video sales. Meanwhile Brendan, the firm's fitter, talks Brian into photographing his teen-aged daughter Donna for a competition for a sleazy tabloid, prompting Brian to establish his own soft porn company with Martin's reluctant help. Martin finds himself as Miss Barnes' unwitting sex partner, which partially vindicates Vincent but lands Brian with a tax bill when his videos are discovered. Written by don @ minifie-1

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24 May 2017 (UK) See more »

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Vincent's trip with the family to a theme park was filmed at Adventure Island in Southend in front of the Pharaohs Ride. The Crooked house can be seen clearly in the background. See more »


References E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) See more »

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Close Encounters
30 August 2017 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

I did wonder how they would sustain a series of dodgy double glazing salesmen. This episode expands the brief a little and is rather a lot of fun although some of the 1980s soundtrack is all over the place.

The taxwoman is after Vincent Swan, he does not believe in paying taxes and she is rather dogged. It does mean Swan has to spend more time with his kids at home and taking them to the school musical where he gets friendly with the nice teacher.

Fitzpatrick meanwhile gets involved in soft porn with Brendan's daughter but some home viewers get an eyeful when they watch a pirated copy of ET.

Poor Lavender he has to help Swan out by taking out the taxwoman, he pays a hefty bill for it.

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