Writer ….. Paul Brodrick
Director ….. Jeremy Howe
Editor ….. Jeremy Howe
Jill Archer .... Patricia Greene
David Archer .... Timothy Bentinck
Kenton Archer ….. Richard Attlee
Jolene Archer ….. Buffy Davis
Tom Archer ….. William Troughton
Natasha Archer ….. Mali Harries
Harrison Burns ….. James Cartwright
Chris Carter ….. Wilf Scolding
Alan Franks ….. John Telfer
Joe Grundy ….. Edward Kelsey
Clarrie Grundy …… Heather Bell
Will Grundy …… Philip Molloy
Emma Grundy …... Emerald O'Hanrahan
Ed Grundy ….. Barry Farrimond
Shula Hebden Lloyd …..Judy Bennett
Tracy Horrobin ….. Susie Riddell
Alistair Lloyd ….. Michael Lumsden
Jim Lloyd ….. John Rowe
Jazzer McCreary. …. Ryan Kelly
Elizabeth Pargetter ….. Alison Dowling
Freddie Pargetter ….. Toby Laurence
Lily Pargetter …… Katie Redford
Roy Tucker ….. Ian Pepperell
Leonard Berry ….. Paul Copley
Camilla Burnham …… Patricia Hodge
Leo ….. Adam Fitzgerald
Leonard tells Kenton the rift between him and David is making Jill miserable. Kenton counters it has nothing to do with Leonard, and assumes Jill sent him. Leonard denies this; he’s come because he can see Jill’s sad and because she’s spent many years keeping the family together. He reckons it’s pretty special to have a big family close by.
Clarrie finds Joe fast asleep in a chair, with Poppy not far away, also sleeping. Clarrie thinks minding Poppy has tired Joe out, but he insists he loves looking after her. Clarrie tells Will it’s not fair of him to ask Joe to do this. Will insists it’s not through choice, but refuses Clarrie’s suggestion of asking Bev for help. However when Clarrie admits she found Joe sleeping, he understands. He won’t ask Joe again.
Kenton confides in Jolene. She understands his predicament over the debt. His pride’s telling him to pay his own way rather than take Jill’s money. But Jolene reckons you sometimes just have to grasp the nettle. She’s delighted with her promo shots and thinks if she seizes the day it could be fantastic for them. Kenton’s her hero. Later Kenton finally pays David with Jill’s money. Jill’s delighted as she entreats them to shake hands. Families eh?...
Tracy reckons they could have won the weekend cricket by an even bigger margin, but Roy’s not happy with her tactics. She promises not to shout any more, but has some other ‘ideas’ up her sleeve. Chris later tells Harrison he’s had a diplomatic word with Tracy about her behaviour. They’ve come to a competitive arrangement for the Single Wicket. Harrison likes his thinking, and informs him he may be on for stand-in captain for the rest of the season. He’s doing a brilliant job.
Tracy pumps Roy for information on Tom and Natasha’s relationship woes, but Roy gives nothing away. Tom’s finding the lack of communication from Natasha torture. It’s like he doesn’t know her. Is he good enough for her? Roy assures him they’re a great match. Tom pledges not to give up on her.
Harrison’s determined to keep following the trail of bunting to try and track down the culprit. He reckons they’re out to taunt him.
Ed reports Jazzer’s unhappy that Ed won’t ask Tim to give him work. Emma points out Ed’s under no obligation to Jazzer. Tired Ed snaps at Emma over something small. They bicker over how hard they’re working, and instantly regret it; it’s their anniversary. Ed apologises. They agree it’s all worth it to have their dream home. All Ed wants is to make Emma happy.
Elizabeth and Jill are hopeful Shula’s scared off the dreadful Camilla. Shula’s happy she persuaded Freddie to move back in, she loves having him around. Shula’s still recruiting guests for Jim’s Tribute Night. She’s worried he’s getting suspicious.
Kenton doesn’t push Elizabeth about the finances at Lower Loxley. He’s happy to see her looking bright when he suggests a re-boot.
Alan checks in on Shula after a home visit. Shula notes he’s a good listener. Shula and Freddie chat about the horrendous predicament with the art project committee. Freddie observes people like listening to Shula, and she’s a good listener too. He owes her for saving him from Camilla.
Jill confides to Alan she doesn’t know how the situation between Kenton and David will ever be resolved. Later she offers Kenton a cheque; he can pay the debt off to David without saying where the money’s come from. Kenton won’t take it. He’ll pay David, but only when he’s ready.
Jazzer reports Freddie’s moved back to the Stables. Alistair thinks it’s a good move. They contemplate the birthday ‘Tribute Night’ they’re arranging for Jim, anticipating his surprise and pleasure. Jim catches Alistair saying an effusive goodbye to someone on the phone. Alistair bumbles so Jazzer steps in, implying Alistair has a new love interest. Alistair’s not impressed. Jazzer thinks it’s a brilliant cover story for the birthday event arrangements. It’s only for a few weeks and it’ll be worth it. It’d better be, grumbles Alistair.
Emma’s not happy that Ed’s intending to carry on shearing with Jazzer after what Jazzer said to him. He owes Jazzer nothing. Ed points out he can’t let Adam down. Nor does he want to give up on his mate. Will arrives in search of Poppy’s PE kit. Emma feels his pain over the difficulty of the school morning routine. It must be harder without Mia. Will insists he’s coping, but asks Emma if she can mind Poppy later. Emma agrees reluctantly. Ed apologises to Jazzer over the lost shearing work. Jazzer wonders if Tim Oatey could cut him in on some of the other work Ed’s getting, but Ed says that would be difficult. He’d still like Jazzer’s help on Wednesday though. Fair enough, says Jazzer, the shearing dream team’s back on.