The High Life

Winch

Season 1, Ep 3, Aired 1/20/95
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  • Episode Description
  • Sebastian returns from a holiday to Florida to discover Steve swooning over another apparent whirlwind romance but, in his eagerness to uncover the sordid details forgets to order the breakfasts for the flight that morning. Who is the mystery woman that Steve is going to propose to, what did the Captain see, and just how will Sebastian cover up the lack of in-flight meals?

  • Cast & Crew
  • Forbes Masson

    Steve McCracken

  • Alan Cumming

    Sebastian Flight

  • Patrick Ryecart

    Captain Duff

  • Siobhan Redmond

    Shona Spurtle

  • Angela De Chastelai Smith

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (12)

    • Shona: The only thing you got on last night Steve, was my tits ... metaphorically speaking!

    • Steve: That's because for once Shona has seen through your veil of deceit, she sees that I am a man of decency, of integrity, of honour - a man capable of taking her to the point of ecstacy and keeping her there for at least - awww - three minutes.

    • Shona: I will have you over a barrel! Sebastian: You'll have to chloroform me first!

    • Steve: Oh no! I'm two jellybeans short! Sebastian: Here, use these. Steve: What are they? Sebastian: Suppositories.

    • Steve: Aye, but for my money you can't beat a hot sausage first thing in the mornin'!

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    Notes (4)

    • Song: "Love is the Drug" by Roxy Music

    • 'Winch' is actually Scots for Courting or Dating.

    • The title, "Winch", translates from Scots to English as "Wench" - an old-fashioned term for a woman of lowly station, also slang in Scotland for a sexual conquest.

    • There is a short scene following the end credits of this episode.

    Trivia (1)

    • A possible goof (although there's no way to be sure) - This Morning with Richard and Judy at this point was shown in mid-mornings during which time presumably the Glasgow-London flights are taking place (as we can see from the need for breakfasts and from Sebastian having to rush from having woken up in the Pilot episode to make it to work on time). If he watches Richard and Judy at all it can only be the most casual of vices because it surely conflicts with when he's in the air.

    Allusions (2)

    • In Sebastian's list of things he'll give up he includes Richard and Judy as a vice. A couple who presented a mid-morning magazine show together, "This Morning", in the UK.

    • Sebastian: Not as cheap or cheerful as doing a Roy Orbison impression though. A bespectacled singer of the 50s through to the 70s who wore oversized sunglasses.

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