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A Bowl in the Hand 

The station staff are competing in a bowls tournament and Cecil is ready to board the train taking them there when, at the last minute Mr. Orkindale asks him to stay behind and let Jack go,... See full summary »

Director:

Roy Gould

Writers:

David Croft (by), Richard Spendlove (by) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Paul Shane ... Jack Skinner
Su Pollard Su Pollard ... Ethel Schumann
Jeffrey Holland Jeffrey Holland ... Cecil Parkin
Julia Deakin Julia Deakin ... May Skinner
Barbara New Barbara New ... Vera Plumtree
Stephen Lewis ... Harry Lambert
Ivor Roberts Ivor Roberts ... Arnold Thomas
Perry Benson Perry Benson ... Ralph
Terry John Terry John ... Percy
Lindsay Grimshaw Lindsay Grimshaw ... Gloria Skinner
Paul Aspden Paul Aspden ... Wilfred Schumann (as Paul Aspen)
Tara Daniels Tara Daniels ... Amy Matlock
Richard Spendlove Richard Spendlove ... Mr. Orkindale
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Storyline

The station staff are competing in a bowls tournament and Cecil is ready to board the train taking them there when, at the last minute Mr. Orkindale asks him to stay behind and let Jack go, because Jack is the star player. In fact he's not but he buys everybody a round. Cecil hauls May off the train claiming it is Fate that they were meant to be together but she is less sure. Ethel stands in for her on the train serving soup but an angry Jack finishes the match and hurries home to confront Cecil. Fortunately May has an excuse ready, claiming that she thought Jack was staying behind at Hatley, rather than Cecil, which is why she got off the train. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Genres:

Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 September 1997 (UK) See more »

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Cecil Parkin: I have this dream. You and I are in Paris, boarding a train, the Orient Express. We dress for dinner, we dine, we drink champagne while the swarthy attendant turns down the covers in our sleeping compartment. The train thunders on, you and I are alone at last! And today, it's all coming true!
May Skinner: We're going on the Bowls Club outing to Nether Padley.
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