I was asked recently if I knew the meaning behind a couple of slang words used in this episode. "Boob" & "Jug"
Nothing definitive, but I believe "Boob" was 19th Century slang for lice. A "Booby Hatch" was slang for cell, which were usually infested with lice.
Jug is derived from "Stone Jug" and the only reference I can find is to do with some sort of hostelry called "The Jug" in which a certain type of person met up before moving on and never meeting again. What they got up to in this "Jug" is open to speculation..
Post by Kenny Dalglish 1979 on Aug 23, 2019 12:17:56 GMT
I think the beating Carter took in this episode had an impact on making his character more cynical and hardened in the next few filmed episodes that followed. Perhaps One Of Your Own was filmed either before or after Trust Red and then they started moving onto the 2nd movie. In that one, he seemed more edgier and angry. However, in the 1978 episodes, he seemed once again more upbeat and jokier.
Post by Arthur Pringle on Aug 17, 2020 17:47:25 GMT
I was watching the film 'White Heat' last night, the 1949 gangster thriller starring James Cagney, this is the film that has Cagney's most famous line- 'Made it Ma, top of the World'.
In it a cop goes undercover as a convict & shares a prison cell with Cagney's crim character in order to get him to blab about a robbery, to do this the cop sets about befriending Cagney. He eventually gains Cagney's trust & they break out of prison, the cop is now on Cagney's firm & is included in his next blag. The end of the film has one of Cagney's associates recognising the cop & his cover is blown, but unlike Jimmy Fleet, Cagney's character is a psychopath & is not best pleased.
Clearly this famous film is where Tony Hoare got the idea from ( and to an extent Trevor Preston for 'The Placer' ). What was interesting as well is that the character who recognises the cop in 'White Heat' has a pock marked face, just as the guy in 'One Of Your Own' who eyes Carter suspiciously, has. This is the only credit for the guy who plays him, Jacky Turner, presumably he wasn't an actor but possibly a friend of Tony Hoare's.
Do you mind not calling me squire or chief or boyo or mate?