Following the recording of the pilot episode of It Sticks Out Half A Mile, Arthur Lowe had been keen to take the project on into a full series. Unfortunately this was never to be.
John Le Mesurier, however was still keen to pursue the project and with a rewrite of the script provided by Harold Snoad and Michael Knowles, John returned to the role of Arthur Wilson alongside Ian Lavender as Frank Pike and Bill Pertwee as Bert Hodges.
The first episode of It Sticks Out Half A Mile entitled The Business Proposition sees Frank Pike and Bert Hodges looking to buy Frambourne Pier, except they need a little help!
The Business Proposition is broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra at 17:00 hrs and repeated on December 15, 2011 at 05:00 hrs