Synopsis by Kristie Hassen
This British comedy comes from Ray Galton and Alan Simpson, writers of the hit television program Steptoe and Son. Harry H. Corbett (who played Steptoe, Jr. on the tube) is Hemel, a canal-cruising bargee who is dead-set against marriage. He goes about his freewheeling ways until he finds out that he has impregnated one of his playthings (Julia Foster). Unfortunately for him, the young woman's father (Hugh Griffith) is the lock-keeper and he is not about to get out of this predicament without a vow or two.
weapons, bachelor, barge, canal, daughter, democracy, family, inventor, lure [tempt], marriage, modernization, pregnancy, promiscuity, reputation, revolution, sex, son