Rent Boon: Series 1 (1986)

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Synopsis:
All thirteen episodes from the first series of the British television drama, about the unconventional private investigator and odd-job man Ken Boon (Michael Elphick). In this series, 'Boon' is hired to recover a stolen lion for a group of circus performers, pilot a barge from Birmingham to London, and recover some stolen antiques for an old man.

1. Box 13
Invalided out of the Fire Brigade as a 'smokey', Boon buys a caravan, The Ponderosa, with a vague idea of making a living as a market gardener. Failing miserably and in dire need of cash, he takes his friend Harry up on his suggestion that he should start doing odd jobs for people.
2. Fools Rush In
A mysterious stranger arriving at Harry's hotel gives him grief, while Boon has problems of his own when The Ponderosa is repossessed.
3. Answers to the Name of Watson
Boon has an encounter with a lion when he is hired by some lion tamers to recover their cat, which has been stolen from them by some animal liberation activists.
4. Grass Widows
Trying to collect the money from the estate of a deceased debtor puts Harry in trouble when he falls for the ample charms of the widow.
5. Unto Us Four a Son
Boon is hired to step into a domestic situation when a past-it female pop singer hires him to look after her brat of a son, whom she believes her ex-husband is trying to abduct.
6. Glasshouse People
Harry has his hands full with some cheap local criminals smashing his furnishings to get him to pay up for a protection scam. An amnesiac guest just adds to the problems.
7. Northwest Passage to Acock's Green
Hired by Errol McLaverty to bring a canal boat from London to Birmingham, Boon plans to take Doreen and turn it into a romantic weekend. What he's not aware of, however, is that they aren't the boat's only residents.
8. Something Old Something New
Boon has to contend with a pair of unscrupulous antiques dealers while Harry's attention is diverted by a particularly demanding guest.
9. For Whom the Chimes Toll
Boon is hired by an aged ex-army officer to protect his expensive collection of antique clocks. The Major has already received threatening visits and believes that the situation can only get worse.
10. Jack of All Tradesmen
Boon is asked to find the Mahoney Brothers by a somewhat shady geezer. Unable to turn down the money, Boon takes the job despite serious misgivings from Doreen.
11. Billy the Kid
Boon is roped into babysitting an alcoholic ex-footballer when Harry organises a pro-am charity football match. Keeping Billy dry and straight is made harder when he is told that if he screws this game up he will never play for another British club again.
12. Grand Expectations
Whilst riding along a country lane in the snow, Boon crashes his bike. A bike repair shop allows Boon to do his own repairs, but they didn't reckon on him running away with the lady of the house.
13. Full Circle
Harry's new carpet goes up in flames when the warehouse it's stored in is burned to the ground. Everyone suspects arson but they can prove nothing, though that doesn't stop Boon from trailing the suspected arsonist.
Actors:
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Directors:
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Producers:
Kenny McBain
Creators:
Jim Hill, William Stair
Writers:
Jim Hill, William Stair, Francis Megahy, Anthony Minghella, Guy Meredith, Paul Wheeler, Douglas Watkinson, John Flanagan, Andrew McCulloch, Geoff McQueen, Pete Barwood, Frances Galleymore
Studio:
Network
Genres:
British TV, TV Action & Adventure, TV Classics, TV Comedies, TV Crimes, TV Dramas
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
11/04/2005
Run Time:
670 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
Colour
Disc 1:
This disc includes the following episodes:
1. Box 13
2. Fools Rush In
3. Answers to the Name of Weston
Disc 2:
This disc includes the following episodes:
4. Grass Widows
5. Unto Us Four a Son
6. Glasshouse People
Disc 3:
This disc includes the following episodes:
7. Northwest Passage to Acock's Green
8. Something Old, Something New
9. For Whom the Chimes Toll
Disc 4:
This disc includes the following episodes:
10. Jack of All Tradesmen
11. Billy the Kid
12. Grand Expectations
13. Full Circle

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