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The Miser's Hoard 

Doctor McCeavedy, who signals undertaker Frazer deaths, accidentally discovers his life savings, hundreds of sovereigns, and tells Mainwaring the scrooge should be persuaded to put the ... See full summary »

Director:

Bob Spiers

Writers:

Jimmy Perry (by), David Croft (by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Arthur Lowe ... Capt. George Mainwaring
John Le Mesurier ... Sgt. Arthur Wilson
Clive Dunn ... LCpl. Jack Jones
John Laurie ... Pte. James Frazer
Arnold Ridley ... Pte. Charles Godfrey
Ian Lavender ... Pte. Frank Pike
Fulton Mackay ... Doctor McCeavedy
Bill Pertwee ... Chief Warden Hodges
Frank Williams ... Reverend Timothy Farthing
Edward Sinclair Edward Sinclair ... Verger Maurice Yeatman
Colin Bean Colin Bean ... Private Sponge
Bud Flanagan Bud Flanagan ... The Voice of (voice) (archive sound)
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Doctor McCeavedy, who signals undertaker Frazer deaths, accidentally discovers his life savings, hundreds of sovereigns, and tells Mainwaring the scrooge should be persuaded to put the fortune in safety. The captain's lecture on money in wartime, after Jones' ludicrous demonstration of fixing bayonets while wearing a gas mask, fails to secure the banker a fat annuity commission, he's even called not trustworthy. However the rumor soon spreads, so after half of Walmington beleaguers Frazer in vain for generosity that never comes, he misses his first parade ever to 'secure' his gold, so they all try to spy where he would bury it at night. Written by KGF Vissers

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Comedy | War

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Country:

UK

Release Date:

23 October 1977 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK

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Runtime:

| (77 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Frazer's money was worth around £130,000 in 2015 depending what formula you use to calculate such things. See more »

Quotes

Frazer: Captain Mainwaring. I've only got one thing to say to you. If you think you're getting your hands on my gold you can think again. I don't trust banks, I don't trust bankers and I don't trust you. That's all I wanted to say. Thank you.
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A late classic.
10 January 2020 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

Doctor McCeavedy drops in on Frazer one evening to advise his services will soon be needed for a recently deceased patient. The Doctor inadvertently hits over Frazer's cash box, hundreds of gold sovereigns, the frugal Scotsman is terrified when it gets out, and all want his gold.

They really make the most of the stereotypical tight Scotsman joke, it's a definite favourite episode, with Laurie doing a great job. Frazer is portrayed as a Scrooge like character. The scenes of him at his counting table gleefully counting his gold are terrific, he was a truly talented actor.

Great to see Fulton MacKay here, better known of course for Porridge, he did of course feature earlier in the series as a different character.

You'll never get your hands on my Gold. Great episode. 9/10


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