Me and My Girl

Season 6 Episode 7

A Bit of Overtime

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Nov 04, 1988 on ITV
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A Bit of Overtime
Simon goes to the Eye-catchers office one Saturday morning to catch up on some work with Liz. They are disturbed by the arrival in the office of two burglars, and experienced criminal called Ding and a young black bay called Brendan. Brendan blurts out that they intend to rob the shop below. They force Simon and Liz to wait with them in the office. When Derek arrives unexpectedly with a girlfriend, Harriet, hoping for some time alone in the office, the burglars force them to wait too. A short while after Simon's alarm Samantha arrives with Isobel, wanting permission to buy a jacket from the shop below. Simon prevents them from coming in and sends them away with full permission. Samantha and Isobel return to the office with some takeaway lunch. Simon tries to keep them away from the inner office where the others are waiting with the burglars, but Harriet has become hungry and bursts out of the office to grab the food and lock herself in the cloakroom to eat it. Samantha and Isobel are now obliged by the burglars to wait with them in the inner office. Dingo explains quietly that he has set up this burglary to prevent his nephew Brenden from a life of crime, the police have been alerted to watch and Brendan will be arrested when he robs the shop. Brendan overhears and suggests that the burglary should be forgotten. But the police have been alerted by Harriet and arrive in the outer office. Simon makes Derek usher off the police and Harriet. He does so and locks the door to the inner office when Harriet insists he take her out for a meal leaving Simon, Liz, Samantha and Isobel left in the office with the burglars until they return.moreless

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