In He – The Lover Daphne is more than a little put out when her Aunt Ethel arrives for a six week stay luckily Roland manages to smooth over the situation leaving Aunt Ethel no option but to go home the next day. Meanwhile Roland is planning to spend the evening at home with estate agent Monica Bakewell, Daphne is happy to stay out of the way but a series of mishaps, visitors and Jarvis the hamster making a bid for freedom but a whole new spin on the evening.
Something of a low key episode to begin with that moves into classic farce territory for the final section when Moody just cannot get a minute alone with Mrs Bakewell. Aunt Ethel turns out to be a right racist too despite saying that she has no racial prejudices and initially faints when she thinks Mr Moody is a person of colour (she hasn’t seen him but they have a lot of foreign food in their cupboards). There is also some background on Daphne’s upbringing revealed in this episode too – she went to live with Aunt Ethel at the age of 10 following the death of her mother.
“Don’t humiliate me like this Jarvis” – Daphne to her hamster.
UK | ITV1 Network – Thames
RUNNING TIME: 60 minutes | AIRDATE: 12 August 1974
WRITERS: Donald Churchill, Julia Jones | DIRECTOR: Jonathan Alwyn
Series: Moody and Pegg Season One Episode Three
JUDY CORNWELL as Daphne Pegg
DEREK WARING as Roland Moody
FRANCES BENNETT as Monica Bakewell
SHEILA KEITH as Auntie Ethel
PETER DENYER as George
LOUISE HALL-TAYLOR as Miranda
MICHAEL STAINTON as Taxi Driver