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Going Dental 

Ben seeks a new partnership in Harley Street. Susan decides to write a novel. Ben takes Janey to a dental conference.


Dewi Humphreys


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Lindsay ... Ben Harper
Zoë Wanamaker ... Susan Harper
Daniela Denby-Ashe ... Janey Harper
Gabriel Thomson ... Michael Harper
Siobhan Hayes ... Abi Harper
Keiron Self ... Roger Bailey
Peter Egan ... Geoffrey Dutton
Windsor Davies ... Night Porter
Andy Taylor Andy Taylor ... Hotel Receptionist
Jane Booker ... Jill
Elizabeth McKechnie ... Penelope Dutton
Jiggy Bhore Jiggy Bhore ... Pat
Isobel Middleton Isobel Middleton ... Mary
Robert Harley Robert Harley ... Alan
Victoria Shepherd Victoria Shepherd ... Fay


Ben has business cards printed but they read 'Ben Hamper'. Hoping for a move to Harley Street he attends a conference at a hotel with eminent speaker Geoffrey Dutton but Susan is busy writing a novel so Janey accompanies him instead. However she refuses to wear a lapel badge marked Mrs Harper and it is assumed that she is Ben's mistress, something to which he plays up to impress Geoffrey. Janey is not pleased and when Susan arrives tells her the truth. Ben's chances seem doomed until Susan moves in to charm Geoffrey but unfortunately Geoffrey's wife recognizes her. Furthermore Michael and his friend Hubert have turned up at the hotel and run a very large bill for Ben to pay. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Final on-screen acting role of Windsor Davies. See more »


Ben Harper: [dashing through doors] Abi, Abi! Loo... umm, might sound weird, but I would like you to be my mistress for half an hour.
Abi Harper: Okay!
Ben Harper: [takes her hand, starts pulling her toward the door] Great! Come on, it's urgent.
Roger Bailey Jnr.: [takes her other hand and drags her back] You fiend, how dare you!
Ben Harper: Roger, Roger, it's just for a minute. You won't miss her!
Roger Bailey Jnr.: Let her go, let her go, she's mine!
Roger Bailey Jnr.: No, Roger, she's mine!
Roger Bailey Jnr.: No!
Ben Harper: Roger, I'm desperate!
Roger Bailey Jnr.: Buy a magazine!
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22 April 2020 | by studioATSee all my reviews

A nice farce to round off S5, and another opportunity for Daniella Denby Ashe to have a bit more to do as Janey, as she gets embroiled in Ben's schmoozing of a potential dental partner.

with lots of good jokes, and the return of Andy Taylor as the snooty hotel receptionist who pops up wherever the Harpers check in, this is a good example of the show at its best.

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18 June 2004 (UK) See more »

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