Radio Times: Lynda rallies the troops.Characters: Alan, Betty, Lynda, Mike, Pat, Ruth, Tony, Usha
- Lynda is a bit disappointed with the response for Christmas Show participants but is heartened by the promise of a duet by Pip and Izzy. Ruth is less than confident that David could be persuaded to take part.
- Pat finds herself talking to Tony but he is clearly not listening. What is the matter? Eventually he admits that the fishing trip did not involve much fishing: Mike’s friends were more interested in drinking and picking up girls. It is a good job Tony was on hand to keep an eye on Mike.
- At the auditions, Pip and Izzy’s duet is accepted, although their spangley tops are perhaps not appropriate. Betty gets a rather sharp response from Alan when she expresses surprise that Usha attended St Stephens on Sunday. Alan’s comic ditty about a vicar’s first Christmas is also accepted but must do a duet with Amy too.
- Mike is also not very forthcoming about the fishing trip but eventually admits to Betty that there was little fishing done. It is a good job he was on hand to chaperone Tony! Betty is astute enough to suspect that he is trying to divert suspicion from himself.
- Amy has presented Alan and Usha with an early Christmas present – a pair of tickets for a concert in Birmingham’s Symphony Hall. That’s thoughtful. Usha really ought to go indoors: she has a busy day in court tomorrow. Alan really ought to go home: he also has a busy day ahead. Even so, their goodnight kisses take quite a while.