Dixon of Dock Green

Season 4 Episode 14

A Penn'orth of Allsorts

Aired Saturday 8:15 PM Dec 14, 1957 on BBC

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    • 'MC: Yeah, I changed my name. I got my name from The Caine Mutiny. I called myself Michael Scott. When I was in rep I got my first job. When you're a young actor you ring your agent every evening. It's not like when you're in Hollywood where you do one picture a year. You just hope you get a day on television. And I rang my agent from Leicester Square, in a phone box, and I said, "Have I got a job?" And she said, "Yes, I've got you a week on Dixon of Dock Green. The problem is, you've got to join Equity" - this is my first television - "and there's another Michael Scott. So," she said, "You can call yourself Michael, but we've got to have another name." I said, "Well, I'll tell you tomorrow." And she said, "No, I need it now. I've got to sign the contract and send it in." So I just looked through the trees, at the Odeon Leicester Square, it just said Caine Mutiny. So, I just said: "Caine." If I'd gone to the Leicester Square theatre, I'd have been called Michael A Hundred and One Dalmatians!'

      - Michael Caine, from an interview published in The Guardian, 6 November, 1998.

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