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The perils of "escaping the rat race" and dropping out of society - to start a farm in Surbiton (and to drive Margo nuts).
Peter Bowles (Richard, from To the Manor Born (1979)) was originally slated to play Jerry. However, he had to bow out due to scheduling conflicts with his other project at the time, Rumpole of the Bailey (1978).
Did I hear a dinner gong?
Tom: Not unless the chicken jumped out of the oven and banged one.
In a previous episode ("The Pagan Rite") Barbara was furious when she thought Tom had taken freelance work to help pay their bills, saying that their efforts in self-sufficiency should be all or nothing. But in "A Tug of the Forelock" she is the one who suggests they take on temporary work to afford petrol for their new vehicle.
The closing credits listed the actors' names but not the corresponding names of the characters that they played.
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