|Season 3, Episode 1|
|Air date||6 September 1992|
|Written by||Roy Clarke|
|Directed by||Harold Snoad|
The Father Christmas Suit
Iron Age Remains
Richard is sitting with his superior (played by Ivor Danvers) having a last conversation before he retires officially. He obviously doesn't want to leave. He makes several offers to stay on so he doesn't have to be home with Hyacinth all day:
- "I could come in the odd afternoon." [boss refuses]
- "Unless, of course, mornings would be better." [more refusals]
- (Desperately) "I'll do anything! You won't have to keep me at my old grade."
- "Mornings or afternoons." [pause] "Mornings and afternoons." [He leaves defeated.]
Daisy and Rose are discussing romance, and Rose comments that Onslow isn't much of a lover.
Onslow: Listen, when the occasion calls for it, as a lover, I am still dynamite.
Daisy (skeptical look on her face): Rather a short fuse these days.