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Pay and Display (ITV 2000, James Bolam, Matt Bardock)

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Sitcom Pay and Display detailed episodes in the humdrum lives of a pair of attendants, (the middle aged and somewhat bitter Sydney and the sex mad younger Danny) in an underground car park.

The dynamic duo spent much of the show on their own but their were occasional appearances from car park owner Miss Cummings and young traffic warden Adolf. Although called called Pay and Display the car park featured was one where you didn’t actually pay and display. Episodes 1 and 2 were shown on consecutive evenings with part one going out at Wednesday 8.00pm.

production details
UK / ITV Network – Carlton – Lawless / 6×30 minutes / Broadcast 12 July – 10 August 2000

Writer: Dominic English
Music: Mark Jeffries
Titles: Lee Donaldson
Producers: Joanna Beresford, Andy de Emmony
Executive Producer: Nick Symons
Director: Andy de Emmony

cast
JAMES BOLAM as Sydney
MATT BARDOCK as Danny
DIANA WESTON as Miss Cummings
PEARCE QUIGLEY as Adolf

EPISODE GUIDE
1. DOCTOR’S ORDERS (Wednesday 12 July 2000 / 8.00pm)
Danny is determined to become superfit to try and win over his fitness trainer. Sydney isn’t bothered because his ingrown toenail is giving him gyp.

2. FATHER’S DAY (Thursday 13 July 2000 / 8.30pm)
When Danny falls for an exotic dancer Syd realises what a sorry state his own marriage is in; Danny also has a shock in store when he bumps into his Dad who he hasn’t seen for a long long time.
With:- TERRY JOHN as Danny’s father / CHRISTINE FURNESS as Father’s Girlfriend

3. AN ILL WINDFALL (Thursday 20 July 2000 / 8.30pm)
Sydney discovers a package containing a thousand pounds, both he and Danny could do with the money but are unsure whether to hand it in or not.

4. WEDDING BELLES (Thursday 27 July 2000 / 8.30pm)
Syd wants his daughters forthcoming wedding to go without a hitch so decides not to invite Danny.

5. THE ITALIAN JOB (Thursday 3 August 2000 / 8.30pm)
Sydney is desperate to make sure that his birthday is not forgotten, Danny isn’t interested as he is determined to make a conquest of an Italian exchange student.

6. A CHANGE IS AS GOOD AS…(Thursday 10 August 2000 / 8.30pm)
Danny is to be put in sole charge of the car park when Syd goes on his annual holiday to MOrecambe – this year for the first time in his own caravan.