I remembered this being a strong episode but it was better than I remembered. Terry certainly has a rough time in this one but still makes a good show of himself when he takes on the two thugs with one good hand. I like the way Dave played along with Arthur's pretentions at the Winchester while zinging him at the same time. All around another top episode.
Watched this again yesterday on ITV4. Got to be up there as one of the best episodes. The one liners in that from gc are superb. Also the end scene with Mike Reid, what's these black bits?...burnt fat..class comedy writing.
Post by I used to think I was a parrot on Feb 2, 2018 22:40:08 GMT
I can't see it mentioned on the thread, but a classic line is when Arthur offers Vern a drink in the Winchester an Vern says "as a matter of fact I've just had a cup of tea up west and it has given my palate a right portion of GBH".
Watched today. Great episode. As regarding the filming date, I did notice the tax disc was 31-07-81 on Matthews Range Rover when Terry is invited to sit with them as he's about to start his bacon sandwich. The old bloke in the cafe annoyed me, teasing Terry over being Arthur Daleys minder. The look of shock when Matthews suggests Arthur's club for a brandy to seal the deal, and an overlooked line is when Arthur informs the taxi driver to "The Winchester Club" in an upper class voice. Very funny. The budget for Series 3 was decent going on the bulldozers battering the Daimler car. I wouldn't EVER suggest you put shaved truffle on a fried egg, the hot oil would burn it. Vernon, being a supposed food connoisseur would know this. Amateur! I had him sussed.....scrambled eggs - yes, fried egg - NO!