Ten Episodes only

maltrab

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You are on a trip to Mars, which can take almost as long as getting through the baggage hall at Manchester Airport.
You can only take 10 episodes which cannot include extended specials, what 10 do you take with you, Once you get to Mars you will be able to order online the complete series from Amazon for delivery ;)
 

wstol

Dedicated Member
How long does it take to get to Mars?

I assume a very long time.

(EDIT. Google says about seven months, which isn't too bad.)

Let's assume it would take even longer, I may not even complete the trip, and so would have to make a VERY careful choice...

1) Forked Lightning
2) Mending Stuart's Leg
3) The Great Boarding House Bathroom Caper
4) The Kink in Foggy's Niblick
5) A Bicycle Made for Three
6) The Mysterious Feet of Nora Batty
7) Jaws
8) The Ice Cream Man Cometh
9) Return of the Warrior
10) Tarzan of the Towpath
 

captain clutterbuck

LOTSW Fanatic
The films aren't a saddening bore
We've watched them ten times or more
Nora spits in the eyes of fools
As they ask her to focus on
Compo dancing on her stair well
Oh man, look at that man go
It's the freakiest show
Take a look at the lawmen
scoffing up their meat pie
Oh man, wonder if he'll ever know
He's in the best selling show
Is there life on Mars?

1) Captain Clutterbuck's Treasure [of course]
2) Howard Throws a Wobbler
3) The Great Boarding House Bathroom Caper
4) Deviations with Davenport
5) Whoops
6) The Mysterious Feet of Nora Batty
7) Three Men and a Mangle
8) Destiny and Six Bananas
9) Return of the Warrior
10) Tarzan of the Towpath
 
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codfanglers

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This is one of those posts I need to respond to right away, but also need more time to narrow it down to ten.

So far I have 7....
The Great Boarding House Caper
Cheering Up Gordon
Mysterious Feet of Nora Batty
Keeping Britain Tidy
Return of the Warrior
The Men and a Mangle
The Empire that Foggy Nearly Built
Day of the Welsh Ferret

Then it gets tough. Some of Enwhistle's and Billy's first episodes are awfully good. Maybe Destiny and Six Bananas and There are Gypsies at the Bottom of Our Garden would round out the ten though. Those are really good later episodes.
 
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Barrychuckle

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Of Funerals & Fish
Pate & Chips
How Not To Cry At Weddings (Have to have the pilot, first episode & finale)
The Loxley Lozenge (Hilarious physical comedy)
Who's Made A Splash In Wales Then (The series' only road movie!)
Will The Nearest Alien Come In (Just plain silly which I love)
The Secret Birthday Of Norman Clegg (I just cannot make sense of this episode so the 7 month journey will give me time to study it :p)
Destiny & Six Bananas (Our Own Peri in his series debut)
Where Theres Smoke There's a Barbecue (I can study the plot of land and work out where I'm going to put the bench)
Any random episode from series 30 or 31 as I find them so relaxing to watch and I'll need to calm the anxiety about what I'll find on Mars.

You can see by the last few I was really clutching at straws trying to decide which of the many wonderful episodes to squeeze in........
 

Eithne

Dedicated Member
1. All Mod Con (my favorite episode)
2. Hail Smiling Morn or Thereabouts
3. Forked Lightning (The "person" conversation is an all-time favorite moment)
4. The Kink in Foggy's Niblick
5. Flower Power Cut
6. In the Service of Humanity
7. Adopted by a Stray (The first episode I ever saw)
8. The Defeat of the Stoneworm (The second episode I ever saw)
9. From Wellies to Wetsuit
10. Ordeal by Trousers

Hopefully these would give the Martians a good, rounded impression of human beings once I arrived as well.
 

Barrychuckle

Dedicated Member
Pate and Chips
The Changing Face of Rural Blamire
The Great Boarding House Bathroom Caper
In The Service Of Humanity
The Frozen Turkey Man
Edie And The Automobile
Come Back Jack Harry Teasdale
That's Not Captain Zero
The Defeat Of The Stoneworm
Beware Of The Hot Dog
Wouldn't you include Cheering Up Gordon Roger as essentially this is two parter with The Great Boarding House Bathroom Caper?
 

wstol

Dedicated Member
I would have liked to include Pate and Chips and Three Men and a Mangle in my list (may have to do a bit of rearranging).

There is something about Pate and Chips that has a feel-good factor, and reminds me of days out during past summers long ago.

And Three Men and a Mangle is... just amazing.

EDIT. Just noticed someone had Come Back Jack Harry Teesdale on their list. Another brilliant one I couldn't include on my list.

If two of us go to Mars, we could take 20 episodes with us...
 

imitation700mb

Dedicated Member
This is a difficult job and I must have changed my mind a million times. I eventually settled on these:

The New Mobile Trio, or, Ballad for Wind Instruments and Canoe (Can't decide)
The Changing Face of Rural Blamire
Mending Stuart's Leg
Mysterious Feet of Nora Batty
Wellies to Wet Suit
Jaws
Three Men and a Mangle
The Empire that Foggy Nearly Built
Bicycle Bonanza
Stop That Bath

Of course, if we all go to Mars together, we can all share our favourite episodes!
 
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Barrychuckle

Dedicated Member
Well my 10 would be

The Changing face of rural Blamire
Greenfingers
Keeping Britain Tidy
Catching Digby's Donkey
Come Back Jack Harry Teesdale
Three men and a Mangle
Return of the Warrior (Which I see is a hot Favourite)
Barry's Christmas
Welcome to earth
How not to cry at Weddings
You had to choose the last one, weren't you in it guzzling beer at the back of the hotel as a 'supporting artiste'? :p
 

wstol

Dedicated Member
What is heartwarming about this is that Blamire only appeared in 14 out of some 295 episodes, and collectively we have chosen a staggering 7 of these particular episodes as part of our individual Top Tens.

I think Michael Bates would have been tickled to hear that.
 

ferret

Dedicated Member
Well, sat here in my van at work I’ll have a go off the top of my head. Just to add that I won’t be joking you all on the trip as I can’t take Getting Sam Home etc!
Of Funerals and Fish
Pate and Chips
Tight Jeans and a Metal Detector
The Changing Face of Rural Blamire
Frozen Turkey Man
The Kink in Foggys Kniblick
Waist Land
Loxley Lozenge
Mysterious Feet of Nora Batty
3 Men and a Mangle
 
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