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He wasn't so safe with Miss Brahms or the lady who wanted to pitch as much woo as he could give her behind the Bandstand.
Those were only done to keep people from talking.
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Those were only done to keep people from talking.
I know Greg,but they kept talking anyway.
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I'm still wondering how long was Rumbold in charge of Millstone Manor before the rest of the cast arrived. Was it years? Months? Just a few days? When the staff was told at the will reading that Rumbold was the manager of the Manor, they reacted like they hadn't had contact with him in a long time?!?!?!?
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That is a rather good question Cpt. Joe
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I was thinking it was only days and because of YMG's death.
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Another one is who was paying the salaries of the original staff at MillStone Manor? Was it YMG? And exactly what was Miss LoveLock's position, i mean did she work for a living?
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And exactly what was Miss LoveLock's position?
I'm sure she knew quite a few positions...er, I mean, had quite a few positions.

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Another one is who was paying the salaries of the original staff at MillStone Manor? Was it YMG? And exactly what was Miss LoveLock's position, i mean did she work for a living?
I 'm guessing YMG paid the salary of the Manor manager. The Manor staff were likely paid out of the Manor profits. I'm also guessing Millstone Manor was decently run before YMG's death under a manager other than Rumbold. I think it was a money making enterprise to varying degrees. My guess is that after Mr. Grace died, the manager left because he wasn't in the Will, Rumbold was sent to step in and hold it together, but the staff quit fearing a future under Rumbold.
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I would consider being Mr. Grace's personal assistant work that was very hard. (Even if Mr. Grace wasn't.)
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I would consider being Mr. Grace's personal assistant work that was very hard. (Even if Mr. Grace wasn't.)
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I'm still wondering how long was Rumbold in charge of Millstone Manor before the rest of the cast arrived. Was it years? Months? Just a few days? When the staff was told at the will reading that Rumbold was the manager of the Manor, they reacted like they hadn't had contact with him in a long time?!?!?!?
Rumbold was probably in charge of the Manor from the time the store closed. There is no indication of how long that was, but it must have been for at least a couple of weeks. The retrospective episode "The Best of Are You Being Served" occured during that time. In it Mrs. Humphries said that Mr Humphries would need income now that the store was closed.
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Another one is who was paying the salaries of the original staff at MillStone Manor? Was it YMG? And exactly what was Miss LoveLock's position, i mean did she work for a living?
Miss Lovelock initially YMGs nurse, a sucessor to Patricia Astley and Vivienne Johnson. This was infered when it was mentioned that she was with Mr Grace during the scuba diving accident that claimed his life. But she also had secretarial skills, as evidenced by Mr Grace having her take things down in the middle of the night, and by leaving day to day business decisions in her care. So she was probably something in the nature of a personal assistant.
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I never thought about it before, but doesn't it seem odd that Miss Lovelock was so posh and high class, yet was only a personal assistant? [No offense to personal assistants out there, by the way!] It's just that she seemed to have enough advantages of high-class breeding and privilige to be a player in her own right.
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She was a player and smart as well. She probably made good money and was jet setted all over the world for not doing a whole hell of alot.
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i had another one - it seems that Ms. Brahms and everyone else didn't believe Mr. Humphries when he was helping Mavis cut wood for the furnace so that there would be enough hot water for baths and tea. he should have been more specific saying that he was sawing wood in half. Was Ms. Brahms some kind of sex maniac by that time?
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i had another one - it seems that Ms. Brahms and everyone else didn't believe Mr. Humphries when he was helping Mavis cut wood for the furnace so that there would be enough hot water for baths and tea. he should have been more specific saying that he was sawing wood in half. Was Ms. Brahms some kind of sex maniac by that time?
GAF was just carrying on that innuendo type humour that made AYBS? a hit.
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