Ernest "Ernie" Potts is a career criminal and con-artist who failed at petty larceny and robbery before forming a gang to con people. His family were also criminals; his grandfather confessed to a life of crimes on his deathbed then got better.
Ernie's team includes two men (Bob Todd and Jack Wright) and Elsie (Diana Darvey. They prepare a con on a book maker ("bookie") staying at the Rosecrucian Inn and confront him in the Denby Bar downstairs, using a ten-minute delay on a horse race to win a lot of money from the stalled races. However, they're eventually busted by a police officer that catches them drinking after hours because of the altered clocks.
- Ernie Potts was played by Benny Hill.