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S15-E12 Auld Acquaintance

S15-E12 Auld Acquaintance

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Former EastEnder and The Bill bad cop Todd Carty guest stars in this festive special of the rural drama. He plays an old army pal of Lord Ashfordly who moves into the hall while the peer is sunning himself in Bermuda, claiming he's there to keep an eye on the place after rumours of a planned break-in. However, he arouses the police's suspicions when he becomes involved with a teenage tearaway who seems to think Christmas isn't so much about giving and receiving as taking without the owner's permission. Elsewhere in the village, Blaketon and Peggy go into competition with rival Santa's grottos, and Ventress has his nose put out of joint when his friends draw straws to see who'll invite him to Christmas dinner while his wife's in hospital.

Cast & Crew

Ray Hallam Todd Carty
David Stockwell David Lonsdale
Peggy Armstrong Gwen Taylor
PC Rob Walker Jonathan Kerrigan
Alf Ventress William Simons
Dr Helen Trent Sophie Ward
Keith Gledhill Luke Adamson
Mr Daniels Tom Georgeson
PC Phil Bellamy Mark Jordon
PC Geoff Younger Steven Blakeley
Sgt George Miller John Duttine
Foster Josh Jenkins
Brown Lee Booth
Rosie Cartwright Vanessa Hehir
Gina Ward Tricia Penrose
Oscar Blaketon Derek Fowlds
Bernie Scripps Peter Benson
Director Roger Bamford
Executive Producer Keith Richardson
Writer Peter Gibbs
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