The home help
Pardon the Expression
Episode number 18
Episode The Home Help
ITV broadcast date 14th February 1966 (Monday)
Writer Harry Driver and Vince Powell
Director Michael Cox
Designer Michael Grimes
Previous episode The Annual Stocktaking
Next episode The Big Hotel


Wally Hunt's wife has gone off on her annual winter holiday and he is desperate to find someone to tend to his cooking, washing, ironing and cleaning needs. Having been duped once before Miss Sinclair and Mrs Edgeley avoid the task but Leonard Swindley eagerly offers to fill the gap and stay with him for the weekend. Hunt though starts to have second thoughts when Swindley wakes him up at what he considers to be an ungodly early hour on Sunday morning having already cleaned up round the house and cooked his breakfast. Hunt's temper starts to fray when his best shirt is burnt under a left iron and his wristwatch is mangled in the waste disposal unit but events reach a climax when the bath taps are left running and the water overflows through the living room ceiling...


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This episode was included in Network DVD collection Pardon the Expression - The Complete Second Series, released on 24th August, 2009.

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