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Close Encounters

Episode 3 of 6

Sitcom. When Vincent receives a visit from a tax inspector, he decides that it would be a good time to get out of the showroom and spend more time with the family.

When Vincent receives a visit from a tax inspector pursuing him for unpaid tax, he decides that now would be a good time to get out of the showroom and spend more time with the family. A trip to Southend doesn't go exactly as planned, but he still wins brownie points from the wife and kids. Fitzpatrick and Lavender clash over the ethics of Page 3 when an opportunity to photograph Brendan the fitter's daughter for a competition in The Sun arises. Meanwhile, Vincent's side-business - pirating copies of ET on VHS in the backroom of the showroom - is still rolling out in his absence.

29 minutes

Last on

Sun 11 Jun 2017 22:30

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Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • Billy Joel

    My Life

  • New Order

    Blue Monday

  • Daryl Hall & John Oates

    I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)

  • John Williams

    Flying

  • Grace Jones

    Private Life

  • Haircut One Hundred

    Love Plus One

  • Fun Boy Three

    Our Lips Are Sealed

  • The Human League

    Mirror Man

  • Christopher Cross

    Ride Like The Wind

  • Julio Iglesias

    Me Olvidé De Vivir

  • Art of Noise

    Close to the Edit

  • John Paul Young

    Love Is In The Air

  • Fun Boy Three & Bananarama

    It Ain't What You Do It's The Way That You Do It

  • Rod Stewart

    Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?

  • Hot Chocolate

    So You Win Again

  • Frankie Goes to Hollywood

    Relax

  • Orange Juice

    Rip It Up

  • A Flock of Seagulls

    I Ran (So Far Away)

  • The Belle Stars

    Sign of the Times

Credits

Role Contributor
Vincent Swan Ed Westwick
Fitzpatrick James Buckley
Lavender Joe Thomas
Sam Linzey Cocker
Carol Lauren O'Rourke
Tony Walsh Nigel Lindsay
Miss Barnes Lorraine Bruce
Ronnie Lee Ross
Brendan Lloyd Hutchinson
Miss Lyndsey Saffron Hocking
Natalie Charlee Lou Borthwick
Robbie Bobby Smalldridge
Donna Jennifer Brooke
Photographer David Hemsted
Shaw Taylor Gareth Tunley
Producer Phil Gilbert
Director Damon Beesley
Writer Damon Beesley
Production Company Fudge Park Productions Ltd

Broadcasts

  • Wed 7 Jun 2017 22:00
  • Sun 11 Jun 2017 22:30

Meet charismatic Vincent Swan and his unscrupulous double glazing sales team

Meet charismatic Vincent Swan and his unscrupulous double glazing sales team

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