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Putting on the Ritz 

Hoping to pull profitable con, Thomas and Sarah impersonate an inventor and a French countess but get taken in by another pair of con artists.

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Marek Kanievska
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Pauline Collins ... Sarah Moffat
John Alderton ... Thomas Watkins
Sheila Gish ... Polly
Norman Bird ... Gilbert
Jonathan Hyde ... Charles
Michael Lees ... Henry
Monica Grey Monica Grey ... Lady Andover
Peter Howell ... Lord Andover
Charles West Charles West ... Sir Joseph Weidler
Frances Bennett ... Lady Weidler
Graham Cull Graham Cull ... Tubby
Zoe Bright Zoe Bright ... Dolly
Desmond Cullum-Jones Desmond Cullum-Jones ... Ticket Inspector
Michael Earl Michael Earl ... Detective
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Storyline

Returning from Wales in a first class train berth, Thomas and Sarah vow to make the most of their personal attributes and utilize their wits to make their fortune. With only twelve pounds left, they set up shop in the dining room of a posh hotel posing as an auto entrepreneur and a French countess. Unbeknownst to them the other couple they take up with are also frauds, and the only person who knows the truth about them all is an enigmatic waiter who doubles as a lip reader and inexplicably offers Thomas the use of his high rent townhouse. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

25 March 1979 (UK) See more »

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The Fred Karno (real name Frederick John Wescott 1866-1941) mentioned in conversation was a celebrated British music hall impresario specializing in slapstick comedy. Many of his protégés found success a few years later in America including Charles and Sydney Chaplin, Albert Austin, Eric Campbell, and Stan Laurel. See more »

Goofs

Lord Andover refers to the American President as Roosevelt. As the storyline takes place in 1910 or 1911, the U.S. President at that time would have been William Howard Taft. Theodore Roosevelt (1901-1909) would run again for President in 1912 as a third party candidate against his hand-picked successor Taft, but both would lose to Woodrow Wilson. See more »

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Lord Andover: You know what they say, "Money's round and meant to roll!" What?
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