If I was asked my favourite episodes this is one I always seem to forget about for some reason. But it’s a really good one. Shamny is a great guest character and probably could have made another appearance really, like Maurice did. A has been mentioned a lot, the wig scene with Jones and Chisholm is brilliant, especially Chisholm’s look of disgust! Also like Arthur brushing him down in his lockup after he breaks open the wall panels
Post by eightiesclassic on Feb 6, 2019 14:07:12 GMT
Fred Evans, one of a small band of blokes who whenever they cropped up on telly my Dad would go, "oh hold up, look who it is" (the other main culprit being Sam Kydd, amongst others). One of those (hard to forget) faces that always seemed to crop up in the background, wherever. Started out as a dancer, I believe, I'm sure I've seen clips of various TV shows of the 60s where he'd be one of the troupe. Nice to see him in this episode, in what was probably his meatiest role?
Another very good episode. Art Malik is a very charismatic actor and puts in a very good turn here as the likeable but dodgy Shamy. The scenes in the barbers with Chisholm, Jones and Robbie Coltrane are superb, especially when Coltrane suggests that Chisholm could do with a hairpiece. The syrup is a great character and the final scene in the episode is brilliant. A great cameo from Chrissie Cotterell as the terrible learner driver, a million miles away from her grieving wife in The Professionals' No Stone. No leaves on the trees suggest this was filmed in early spring 1984.