Wednesday, 26 September 2012
Linda Found Me
Take a moment to pity the plight of poor Richard Briers in 'Swap You One of These for One of Those' , a charming episode from the 1977 ITV series: 'The Galton & Simpson Playhouse'. Briers plays Henry Fairlane; a middle-aged man, tortured and teased by sexual tension in his place of work.
Just when things couldn't get any worse, in walks another unmarried young secretary to cruelly reinforce all of Henry's worries and inadequacies, only this time it's the supernaturally stunning Linda Hayden, and Mr. Fairlaine's problems have suddenly shifted from his office and into my own front room.
Those looking for a happy ending will be pleased to hear that Mr. Fairlaine is subsequently invited to attend a swingers party at the flat of one of his randy work mates. Sadly, he spends the whole night sitting on the doorstep, refused entry and drowning his sorrows with a bottle of whiskey after being separated from his wife on the way there.
Don't worry about Mrs. Fairlaine though, she made it to the party and spent a wonderful evening getting to know all of Henry's male colleagues.