Series 1, Episode 3 - Nightmare in Royston Vasey
A construction worker makes the mistake of stumbling into Tubbs and Edward's lair, where he asks Tubbs if he can pick her brains. Tubbs is fascinated by his map of Great Britain, but horrified when she finds out that not all places are local. She screams so loudly that the workman's eardrums burst.
We are also properly introduced to Dr Chinnery, the local vet. A pensioner brings in her beloved tortoise, who is off his food. The poor thing is anaemic and Chinnery administers compressed air... to disastrous consequences.
Pre-op transsexual cabbie Barbara, in the meantime, is contemplating whether to go for a C or D cup.
Benjamin is late for breakfast, and experiences a most disagreeable incident involving Aqua Vitae. Put it this way... it's not mineral water!
Hilary has had a special delivery but Maurice the magistrate is not interested... or is he? And Pauline is on the war path after discovering some of the dole scum have been taking her precious pens home with them.
Back at the construction site, a horrific discovery is made which brings the new road to a complete standstill. Edward's plan has worked beautifully!
- Monday 25th January 1999
- BBC Two
- 30 minutes
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Cast & crew
|Steve Pemberton||Uncle Harvey|
|Mark Gatiss||Auntie Val|
|Mark Gatiss||Dr Chinnery|
|Mark Gatiss||Lance Longthorne|
|Mark Gatiss||Hilary Briss|
|Reece Shearsmith||Sam Chignell|
|Steve Pemberton||Maurice Evans|
|Reece Shearsmith||Bernice Woodall|
|Steve Pemberton||Barbara Dixon (Voice)|
|Frances Cox||Annie Raines (Old Lady)|
|Don Estelle||Little Don (Zoo owner)|
|Richard Gardiner||John (Construction Worker)|
|Amanda Lockett||Pram Woman|
|Jon Plowman||Executive Producer|
|Sarah Kane||Production Designer|
|Grenville Horner||Production Designer|
Benjamin discovers that Uncle Harvey and Auntie Val have an odd way to start the day.