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Mr Stubbs

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Mr Stubbs

Mr. Stubbs was a local builder played by actor James Appleby, who appears in the episode The Builders.

He was a professional, reliable man, as was his firm. Sybil wishes to use him to spruce up the hotel, but Basil hires the cheaper – but totally incompetent cowboy Mr. O'Reilly instead. He does not actually appear on-screen until the very end of the episode.

After several cock-ups Mr. Stubbs inspects his rival O'Reilly's shoddy work, and comes to realise that the hotel is in danger of falling down, and Basil then storms off vowing to insert a large garden gnome in O'Reilly, and then possibly going to Canada.