Nov. 09, 1982
35 min.
BBC TWO TV Network

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2x05 Time

First Aired: Jun. 12, 1984 on BBC TWO
Summary: Strange things start to happen when Rick actually scores with a girl.

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Main Characters in this Episode

Guest Stars

Vyvyan played by Adrian Edmondson
Neil played by Nigel Planer
Mike played by Christopher Ryan
Brian Damage played by Alexei Sayle
Themselves played by Madness
Mick the Manure Salesman played by Mark Arden
Grange Hill Student played by Perry Benson
Real Bank Robber played by Brian Croucher

Episode Quotes

Rick: You're probably not even sick anyway, you're just trying to get attention.
Neil: Oh yeah? Then how come I'm all hot and sweaty then?
Rick: Well I think most of us would rather not know that!
Vyvyan: Will you two shut up? I'm trying to be ill!
Rick: Sticks and stones, Vyvyan, will break my bones!
Vyvyan: [picking up a large piece of wood] That's the first sensible thing you've said today!
Neil: Vyvyan, would you shut up, you're giving me tunnel vision!
Rick: [At the top of his lungs] STOP SHOUTING NEIL!
Neil: Stop shouting yourself!
Neil: Yes, you are!
Rick: I BLOODY WELL AM NOT! If you want to hear shouting matey, this is it! [Starts screaming like a baby]
Vyvyan: [Calmly while assembling a Molotov cocktail] It's funny, but being ill makes me loose my usual tolerance and easy going approach to communal living. [throw Molotov cocktail at Rick and Neil, which explodes]


  • Goof (crew or equipment visible): When Vyvyan puts the pillowcase over Neil's head to stop him from sneezing, he still manages to sneeze it off. In the same shot that it is blown off, you can clearly see a black bar behind his head that was used to throw it off.


  • Second appearance of Madness as the featured musical act. They also appeared in S1 E3 "Boring". Madness was the only group to appear twice.
  • Final television appearance of Peggy Thorpe-Bates.
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