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Season 4 Episode 4

Fire Practice

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Aired Wednesday 7:30 PM Apr 29, 1976 on BBC
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Fire Practice
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After finding that Grace Brothers' fire precautions leave a lot to be desired, Mr. Harman helps out training the staff in fire preparedness and a fireman gives Mr. Humphries a lift.

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  • Young Mr. Grace decides to assemble a surprising fire practice which makes Mr. Rumbold nervous. While working with Arabian people, a fire bell rings, and thus starts a chain of events that end up with Mr. Humphries being carried away by Scottish firemen.moreless

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    Along with \"The Club\", and \"Happy Returns\", this episode is an absolute favorite. It has drama, comedy (like all the other episodes), and rules that say women may not touch women, yet men may touch men. Also, men my not also touch a women that is the wife to another man. It\'s fascinating that Mr. Humphries and Mr. Lucas were able to make up a plan that made sure that they didn\'t touch the Arabian man\'s head wife. I\'m very impressed. Mr. Humphries rocks! He\'s funny! It\'s so cute that he loves his mother dearly. This is one of the best episodes of the series.moreless
John Inman

John Inman

Mr. Wilberforce Clayborne Humphries (1972-1985)

Mollie Sugden

Mollie Sugden

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Slocombe (1972-1985)

Trevor Bannister

Trevor Bannister

Mr James (Dick) Lucas 1972-1979

Frank Thornton

Frank Thornton

Captain Stephen Peacock

Wendy Richard

Wendy Richard

Miss Shirley Brahms (1972-1985)

Arthur Brough

Arthur Brough

Mr. Ernest Grainger (1972-1977)

Ken Barker

Ken Barker

Fire Cheif

Guest Star

Ahmed Khalil

Ahmed Khalil

The Emir's Chief Assistant

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Ahmed Osman

Ahmed Osman

The Emir

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Arthur English gets his instructions about the dummy wrong. He improvises to correct the problem, but Arthur Brough's smile gives the game away.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Captain Peacock: Mr Lucas, would you like to save Mrs Slocombe?
      Mr Lucas: Do I have to?
      Captain Peacock: Yes.
      Mr Harman: Now remember, Mrs Slocombe, relax and let your body go.
      Mr Lucas: From the looks of it, she already has.

    • Mr Rumbold: We British have a natural resistance to kissing each other.
      Mr Humphries: Unless we score a goal. Then it's every man for himself.

    • Here's how the Gents' Ready Made department reacted when a female prop malfunctioned:
      Grainger: The same thing happens to Mrs. Grainger whenever she eats meringues.
      Lucas: No wonder she's banned from all the tea rooms.

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