Alan's house is finally ready and he gives the builders each a present - a copy of the poorly-selling 'Bouncing Back.' Sonja is keen to move in with him as her flat is being demolished to make way for an office block, but Alan is wary of commitment and prefers to 'come to an arrangement'. After offending a guest on a religious radio show, he continues to offend other religiously-minded guests at Lynn's baptism in church. Finally, 14,000 copies of 'Bouncing Back' are pulped - probably, as Alan suspects, to make room for books about Cockney criminals.
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As Alan leaves Michael's petrol station with his two Lucazade bottles, you can see a video display of Alan's previously shown 'Crash, Bang, Wallop - What A Video!' See more
Right, I'll tell you an anecdote. In 1974 I was catching the London train from Crewe station. It was very crowded; I found myself in a last-minute rush for the one remaining seat beside a tall, good-looking man with collar-length hair, it was the seventies; buckaroo! I looked up and saw it was none other than Peter Purves, it was the height of his Blue Peter career. He said, "You jammy bastard" and quick as a flash, I replied, "Don't be blue, Peter!" Needless to say, I had the last laugh, now ...
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Written by Ian Dury and Chaz Jankel
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