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Donald orders everybody else out of the library, explaining to Rick that he has taken him hostage in order to be provided with a chess set, denied him on safety grounds. He is a fairly ... See full summary »

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Alex Hardcastle
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Episode credited cast:
Jack Dee ... Rick Spleen
Robbie Coltrane ... Donald
Adam Stevens Adam Stevens ... Journalist
Judith Faultless Judith Faultless ... Journalist
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Nick Wallace Nick Wallace ... Press Photographer

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Donald orders everybody else out of the library, explaining to Rick that he has taken him hostage in order to be provided with a chess set, denied him on safety grounds. He is a fairly jocular kidnapper, even getting Rick to play Twenty Questions to guess his crime - killing a rival drug dealer. He gets Rick to open up about his own insecurities which bores him so much he falls asleep, allowing Rick to tiptoe out of the room, though in his press conference Rick gives a more heroic account of his escape. Written by don @ minifie-1

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As one of only four credited actors in the episode, Robbie Coltrane receives star billing alongside Jack Dee in the opening titles. See more »

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One Way Road
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Written by Noel Gallagher
Performed by Paul Weller
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 June 2011 (UK) See more »

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