Started off series 9 and not a bad little episode to kick off with. Kenneth Cranham is a favourite of mine and always enjoy seeing him on the telly.
Arthur takes part in a pub quiz and as usual something dodgy, an escaped prisoner, who did Morley out of cash to get himself sent down, who happens to be a bit of a genius, come along to the rescue, being escaped is only a minor inconvenience to our Arthur who keeps him locked up in a London safe house, or Rays Mum and Dads house to you and me Some good dialogue in this, but wouldn't have expected anything less with Mr D swatting up on general knowledge in a style you would come to expect. Out of date geography books and a set of encyclopedias, but he only bought the A & B ones. As an avid Library user I liked the scene where the lads were getting into trouble for being to loud, but Arthur knew his rights and showed the woman who was boss!
A good episode in my opinion and whetted my appetite for the rest of series 9.
The old guy at the Turkish baths was an actor called John Barrard and he appeared in both The Professionals and The Sweeney, I knew I recognized him, but had to look him up. Also the guy who Vicboy knew and posted the thread about, makes an appearance in the Winchester during the quiz.
The scene where Ray was in the pool with soaking wet hair and within a minute it was nearly back to the style in which he usually has it must have been a continuity blip.
I'm probably bitter as I am follically challenged and my hair looks great wet or dry!
Watched this episode the other night, hilarious that Ray's mum and dad swallow everything Arthur says, and sit there eating tea with the ex convict firmly believing he is Spanish, and so simply do not talk, just communicate with smiles and winks. Totally trusting of our arch conman!
Also, Arthur reeling off the full train robbing team, and justifying himself as not being a grass!, and arguing over his answers. Reminds me of Del Boy when they are playing trivial pursuits at cassandras mum and dads, and answers every question wrongly but totally misses the point and carries on regardless
I just started Series Nine today for the first time. This was an enjoyable episode to kick things off. I particularly liked Arthur conning Ray's parent's about their Spanish guest and Arthur's trip to the movies. The look on his face when he comes out of the theatre is priceless and funny.