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A Trip to Los Angeles 

Jean and Lionel head to Los Angeles to begin discussing ideas for Lionel's mini-series. But Lionel is not prepared for what America has in store for his manuscript, and things soon take a turn for the worse.

Director:

Sydney Lotterby

Writers:

Bob Larbey (by), Colin Bostock-Smith (original idea) (as Colin Bostock Smith)

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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Judi Dench ... Jean Pargetter
Geoffrey Palmer ... Lionel Hardcastle
Marcus D'Amico ... Cy Lieberman
Moira Brooker ... Judith
Philip Bretherton ... Alistair Deacon
Richard Holmes ... Mike Barbosa (as Otto Jarman)
Susan Denaker ... Lisa
John Guerrasio John Guerrasio ... Josh
Clyde Gatell Clyde Gatell ... Harry
Cairo Cannon Cairo Cannon ... Waitress
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Storyline

Jean and Lionel head to Los Angeles to begin discussing ideas for Lionel's mini-series. But Lionel is not prepared for what America has in store for his manuscript, and things soon take a turn for the worse.

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 February 1994 (UK) See more »

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Color:

Color
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Trivia

Jean and Lionel use the British phrase, "I've lost my bottle," which simply means "I've lost my courage." The origins of this phrase are obscure, but may be tied to Cockney rhyming slang. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Lionel: I'm not carrying on. All I said was the bacon was done to a crisp.
Jean: It was supposed to be. You ordered crispy bacon.
Lionel: You sure?
Jean: I heard you.
Lionel: It was that waitress; she confused me. Asked for fried eggs and she suggested about fifty different ways of frying them. Same with the bacon. As for ordering toast - well, forget it if you're in a hurry. Took her half an hour to tell me how many sorts of toast I could have.
Jean: [chuckles] You like Los Angeles, then.
Lionel: If we eat downstairs this evening,...
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References Napoleon (1927) See more »

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