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

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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

Manure Salesman(Mick): Hello.
Manure Salesman(Tezz): Hello.
Rick: Hello!
Manure Salesman(Mick): I'm Mick. This is Tezz.
Manure Salesman(Tezz): Alright.
Manure Salesman(Mick): We would've brought Harry, but... we don't know anyone called Harry.
Neil: I hope Mike hurries back with the cure!
Vyvyan: No Neil, Neil, it's madness this week.
Mrs Vyvyan: I heard you were ill so I brought you a present.
Vyvyan: The last present you got me was a box of matches.
Mrs Vyvyan: That was a joke.
Vyvyan: I was only 8-weeks-old.


  • 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.


  • When first aired in America on MTV, the sound of Niel's snot-blowing was considered offensive and was censored. Instead, his "achoo" was looped over it.
  • Brian Damage is an anagram of brain damage.
  • 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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