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Budgie: Our Story So Far (ITV 19 May 1972, with Derek Newark)

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In Our Story So Far, a continuation of the previous episode, The Jump Up Boys, Budgie and Grogan are still continuing their latest scam, stealing delivery vans to sell the stock they contain. They have a few problems to deal with though, one the van they are using to trail the vans they are after actually belongs to Charlie Endell (who is not at all impressed) and two they are being trailed everywhere by Inspector Bryant and his less than impressive squad.

Once again the scenes involving Bryant and his squad are played firmly for laughs. In fact the whole episode is very much sitcom territory and it’s certainly more by good luck (and a lot of Charlie Endell pressure) than good management that Budgie and Grogan don’t end up in clink.

production details
UK / ITV – London Weekend Television / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Friday 19 May 1972 at 9.00pm

Writers: Keith Waterhouse, Willis Hall / Production Design: John Emery / Director: Mike Newell

cast
Adam Faith as Budgie
Iain Cuthbertson as Charlie Endell
Lynn Dalby as Hazel Fletcher
Rio Fanning as Grogan
Derek Newark as Det Insp Bryant
Jack Shepherd as Det Con Leadbetter
James Warrior as Det Con Gunn
Ron Farebrother as Police Constable
Michael Finbarr as Police Constable
Christopher Good as Police Constable
John Rhys Davies as Laughing Spam Fritter
Stella Tanner as Mrs Fletcher
Shirley Stelfox as Barmaid
Christopher Good as Factory Gateman

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