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by Johnny Glover
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Episode 54 - "Pull Up To The Bumper Yaxley" - (May 19th 1998 09:40)

Yaxley on the caseSo, there they were, careering along the dangerously undulating and winding fen road alongside the River Snare at seventy miles an hour. The river, to their left, had no crash barrier and had claimed the lives of many careless drivers in the past on icy mornings. As Yaxley gripped the wheel and did his best to maintain control of the vehicle, the on- board mobile phone began to ring. Brian, lurching around in his seat reached forward and pulled the phone out from it's holder . 'How dew I answer this bloody thing' he shouted as they flew round another tightish left hand bend. 'Just press the picture of the green telephone' answered Yaxley, wondering if this was the worst ever possible time to have received a call. Up until thirty seconds before he had thought the car in his wake was just impatient, but he now realised it was personal. He couldn't stop, he couldn't get out of the way, he could only go forward at the pace dictated to him by his adversary. 'What dew yew bloody want ?' screamed Brian into the phone. He had got the wind up, good and proper. 'I want to speak to the organ grinder not the monkey' said a husky female voice over the airwaves. 'Err, It's a woman and she wants you Yaxley' shouted Brian into his partners ear and he lodged the phone between Farcett's shoulder and ear as he continued to struggle with the wheel. 'Yes. What's up ?' fiat lasagnashouted Farcett, 'I'm being chased by a madwoman at the moment'. No sooner had he spoken those words than the car that was chasing them pulled out and drew level with them. Yaxley pulled closer to the verge as the two vehicles sped along almost scraping each other. Yaxley looked to his right and saw, behind the wheel of a bright yellow Fiat 'Lasagne', the devil woman from 'Like Chips In The Night'. 'You Mad old bat !!' he screamed into the phone, and after a seconds thought added, '...and how the hell did you know the number of this phone ?'. The woman, who was gripping her steering wheel and managing to glare across at Yaxley at the same time shouted back, 'Because it says on your bumper 'If you don't like my driving dial 0462 666666. The East Anglian Water Company believe in letting their drivers hear it first hand...obviously !' The two cars then both flew round a corner and over a bridge where the River Snare met the River Ouse and straightened out. 'What's your problem, anyway ?' screamed Yaxley, still trying to control the van and keep the phone wedged under his chin. 'You !' the woman bellowed back. 'I followed you from the phone box, you fool. And now you're going for...a....swim !' And with that, the Fiat moved across another two feet and crashed into the side of the Transit van. Yaxley had one last long stare at the woman before the phone flew from his shoulder and he lost control. The van bounced across the grass bank of the River and into the water it flew, causing great surprise to the cows munching grass in the field opposite. As they began to sink, and made a grab for the doors, Yaxley saw the Fiat 'Lasagne' disappear into the distance.

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Comments to drove@ely.org.uk

Hugh, exiled fenman from King's Lynn says "Hev you ever thought about running a bus trip to see where "collie" is made like they do for Last Of the Summer Wine, Emmerdale, Corrie and the like. Could be a laugh!!!!!"

Who Dunnit? Your suggestions Please.

Mike Northfield says "Oi reckons that there was one of those there freaky weather thingies that frew that there pitch fork 'ard enough t' stab 'im and cause serious illness such as death thats wot i fink......." - So Mike reckons the freak fen blow caused poor Reg's death.

DG says "I did you this time!!!!!!! Shame I hadn't pushed you harder in 1966!!!!!! Shame Nursy Broadhead saved you?????????????????" - after he sent this message they locked him up again!

MG says "I reckon it were suicide. You see, Reg was quite obviously a bit iron hoof or POOF as we call 'em, and in them there days, well it wer'nt propper wus it?

James Brown says "I suspect a fallen pitchfork from one of the overhead helicopters ferrying a local farmer to the office of KLFM for one of their match reports on a Lynn home game."

World Leader reckons "I think that Monica woman did it. Damn girl never could keep her mouth shut. And she was always letting things drop". Yours World Leader