Series Three (1976) Episode Reviews

Which is your favorite Series Three episode?

  • The Man From Oswestry

    Votes: 4 28.6%
  • Mending Stuart's Leg

    Votes: 1 7.1%
  • The Great Boarding-House Bathroom Caper

    Votes: 5 35.7%
  • Cheering Up Gordon

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • The Kink in Foggy's Niblick

    Votes: 3 21.4%
  • Going to Gordon's Wedding

    Votes: 1 7.1%
  • Isometrics and After

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters


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They're all good episodes in Series Three aren't they?

Don't think we said enough about The Kink in Foggy's Niblick - that is such a feel-good episode, what with the sunshine and Sid getting the afternoon off.
The more I think about it, this Series might be the most solid without any weak link episodes at all. I have gotten to appreciate Mending Stuart's Leg more over time and of course, Man From Oswestry is a classic.


Dedicated Member
(S03 E07) Isometrics and After

This marks the final appearance of librarian Mr. Wainwright (Blake Butler) and his assistant, Miss Moody (Kate Brown). Wainwright throws the trio out of the library one last time. Miss Moody is clearly more literate than her boss, as she quotes The Wasteland (1922) by the poet T.S. Eliot (1888-1965). Wainwright not only doesn’t know The Wasteland, he doesn’t even know who T.S. Eliot was!

These days, Eliot is probably best known for his connection to the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats (1981), which is based on Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats (1939).​
A bit of trivia in the context of this thread: the Hogarth Press (owned by Leonard and Virginia Woolf) published the first UK edition of The Wasteland, but when Eliot brought them Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, they thought he had lost his mind!
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