Hold the Sunset

The Burglary

Series 1 - Episode 4 The Burglary



That dream of retiring to the Mediterranean is fading fast as Edith's family's problems become increasingly complicated (son Roger is behind on the mortgage and his wife Wendy fantasises about murdering him). But it's the arrival of a rather unusual burglar that really stirs things up. Having broken in, this one likes to play the Rolling Stones at full blast and fry up some bacon.

This is not laugh-out-loud comedy, despite a rather enjoyable moment of Basil Fawlty-style rage from John Cleese, but it seems to have found its audience. Six million watched the first episode and five million stuck with it for the second.


The house is broken into in the middle of the night, and the intrusion forces Edith to confront a ghost from the past - as well as leaving her with some explaining to do with Phil. Meanwhile, tensions continue to escalate between Roger and Wendy. Guest starring James Cosmo (Game of Thrones).

Cast & Crew

Edith Alison Steadman
Phil John Cleese
Roger Jason Watkins
Mrs Gale Anne Reid
Wendy Rosie Cavaliero
Bob James Cosmo
Mr Dugdale Peter Egan
Police officer 1 Rebecca Humphries
Police officer 2 Naveed Khan
Director Sandy Johnson
Executive Producer Chris Sussman
Producer Moira Williams
Producer Humphrey Barclay
Writer Charles McKeown
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