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The Man in the Long Black Coat 

Relations between Patrick and Victor reach a new low via an unending stream of post-it notes; during a visit from a council health inspector, Victor learns that the horse manure he bought for his allotment may be radioactive.

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 ... Pippa
Cecily Hobbs Cecily Hobbs ... Receptionist
Owen Brenman ... Nick Swainey
Michael Robbins ... Mr Killick
Eric Idle ... Mervyn Whale
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Storyline

Relations between Patrick and Victor reach an all-time low after Victor buys contaminated horse manure from a man in a long black coat and Patrick sends a health inspector round. Victor's mistaking Patrick's ginseng capsules for suppositories doesn't help either. but pregnant Pippa and Margaret are great friends and Pippa gives Margaret a jar of herbal tea to help her sleep. When Victor finds Mr Swainey, the Meldrews' other neighbour, in the kitchen holding the jar and discussing his grandma's cremation, he assumes her ashes are in the jar; when he accidentally drops them he replaces them with burnt paper. Unaware, Margaret makes him a relaxing cup of tea with the jar's new contents. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 December 1991 (UK) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

[first lines]
Victor Meldrew: [looking out of the bathroom window] There's a rat going up his front lawn, now.
Margaret Meldrew: [cleaning the bath tub] I could stuff a mattress with your pubic hair!
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Connections

References The Phil Silvers Show (1955) See more »

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