Oliver's Travels (1995– )

Why Did We Eat the Frogs? 


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Episode cast overview:
Alan Bates ... Oliver
Sinéad Cusack ... WPC Diane Priest
Bill Paterson ... Baxter
Peter Vaughan ... Delaney
Mollie Sugden ... Mrs. Robson
Charlie Hardwick Charlie Hardwick ... Police Woman
Morgan Jones ... Michael Priest


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Release Date:

25 June 1995 (UK) See more »

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In Alan Plater's original novel, the scene where Oliver and Diane declare themselves to be "un-husband" and "un-wife" was set in Durham Cathedral. The BBC could not get permission to film it in the cathedral, because the scene involved the characters agreeing *not* to get married, even though they made all the correct vows, so it was filmed instead in Lindisfarne Priory, a ruined abbey on the island of Lindisfarne (aka Holy Island) a mile off the coast of Northumberland and joined to the mainland by a tidal causeway. See more »


WPC Diane Priest: All right. Now tell me the very funny thing you know about sex.
Oliver: Strange. I've been that line for years. When I first started, it was what we called a chat-up line, but you're not allowed to say that any more. But you're the first woman who ever wanted to know.
WPC Diane Priest: I may live to pay a terrible price.
Oliver: Do I look like a serpent bearing forbidden fruit?
WPC Diane Priest: No you look like a little boy who's discovered there's a better game than conkers.
Oliver: It may just be the case.
WPC Diane Priest: So, tell me...
Oliver: All right. The very funny ...
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References The French Connection (1971) See more »

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