UK / BBC One / 1×60 minute episode / Broadcast 1 December 1974
Writer: N.J. Crisp / Production Design: Gavin Davies / Director: Oliver Horsbrugh
Series: The Brothers / Season 4 Episode 13
“If you want to get me voted out Mr Farrell, you just try and good luck to you, because you’ll need it”
The floatation has finally gone ahead in The Fall Guy but in a falling market it hasn’t gone as well as hoped. Merroney and Farrell are convinced that Ted, following his ill timed remarks at the meeting of the bankers, should stand down as managing director to try and restore confidence in the company with the shareholders. Ted, naturally enough, makes it plain that he will not go without a fight but is he going to have enough support from the rest of his board?
Well it’s Gunfight at the OK Corral time in this penultimate episode of the season, one has to feel sorry for Ted, he was never 100% behind the share issue in the first place and when push comes to shove Martin Farrell is very quick to try and get rid of him. It’s no surprise to find that Brian is on Farrell’s side too.
MURRAY HAYNE as Martin Farrell
MARGARET ASHCROFT as Gwen Riley
COLIN BAKER as Merroney
RICHARD HAMPTON as Prescott