Father Dear Father

Season 6 Episode 2

Brother Dear Brother

Aired Tuesday 8:30 PM Jun 20, 1972 on ITV
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Brother Dear Brother
Patrick's having the living room painted,but the painters start the job then leave to do another job at another house. Patrick's Mother phones to tell him that his Brother Phillip is in Hospital having his appendix removed, so Patrick goes to visit him. Phillip is talking to his girlfriend on the phone when Patrick arrives. Phillip has gin in the water jug & whisky in the "toilet bottle". He offers Patrick a drink but he declines. Sister asks to borrow his water jug for the patient opposite so he can take his pills, He takes a sip & drinks it all.! Phillip wants his gin back. Patrick goes to get it & slips on the pills the old man spilled on the floor. He falls onto a gurney & rolls out of the room & down the laundry shute. Visiting time arrives, Nanny & the girls visit Phillip & Patrick. Phillip thinks it's funny how Patrick fell down the laundry shute & landed on a hundredweight of dirty nappies. Patrick has to see the Doctor to examine him,he is embarassed because the Doctor is a woman. Phillip's Girlfriend June calls to warn him that her Mum's on the way 'cause she found her diary & knows what they've been up to. Phillip switches the charts on the base of the beds & June's mother thinks Patrick is Phillip.! Patrick thinks June's Mum is another Doctor come to examine him She tells Patrick what she thinks of him & leaves. When Nanny & the Girls visit Patrick is sleeping. The orderlies come in looking for Phillip for his operation,see the chart on Patrick's bed & wheel him out of the room. Patrick wakes up & thinks June's mother is responsible for his near-miss & backs up against the laundry shute & falls down it again. Phillip,Nanny & the girls welcome Patrick home in his wheelchair. This time there was no nappies to break his fall & he has broken his leg,arm & banged his head. The girls finished painting the living room and added a big mural.moreless

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