Episode #1.3 

Not Rated | | Comedy | Episode aired 17 June 1987
1:37 | Trailer
Sensing his attraction, the bedder Mrs. Biggs creeps into Zipser's room for sex. She ignores his protests, but causes an explosion from the unknowingly blocked chimney. Sir Godber and Scullion clash over the consequences.


Robert Knights


Tom Sharpe (novel), Malcolm Bradbury (adapted by)



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Jason ... Skullion
Ian Richardson ... Sir Godber Evans
John Sessions ... Zipser
Charles Gray ... Sir Cathcart D'Eath
Griff Rhys Jones ... Cornelius Carrington
Paul Rogers ... Dean
John Woodnutt ... Senior Tutor
Harold Innocent ... Bursar
Paula Jacobs Paula Jacobs ... Mrs. Biggs
Barbara Jefford ... Lady Mary
Ian Wallace Ian Wallace ... Praelector
Willoughby Goddard ... Professor Siblington
Lockwood West Lockwood West ... Chaplain
Bob Goody Bob Goody ... Walter
John Rogan John Rogan ... Chef


Sir Cathcart introduces the dean to television reporter Cornelius Carrington with a view to making a program which will vilify Sir Godber as a destroyer of British traditions and win sympathy for the college. Zipser panics when he realizes he is stuck with four gross of condoms and blows them up like balloons, sending them up his chimney and into the night, where they cover the college grounds. Skullion sets about bursting them. Mrs. Biggs creeps into Zipser's room for sex, lighting a fire but this causes the condoms lodged in the chimney to explode and they are both killed whilst there are many injured students and much of the college destroyed. Sir Godber is angry with Skullion for not allowing the emergency services in until he has disposed of the contraceptives and at a meeting next day announces his most drastic cost-cutting exercise - large scale redundancies of college staff, starting with Skullion. If the dons do not agree with them he will shame the college by revealing how ... Written by don @ minifie-1

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