Kenton seeks reassurance about what his dad thought of him.

Radio Times: Kenton looks at the ghosts of his past.

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  • According to Joe, Alan should have spotted the perpetrators of the latest graffiti on the village green, since he is camping there. He plans to move into the churchyard tonight but Joe invites him to the lawn of Keeper’s Cottage instead; the invitation came just after mention of the sausages that Alan has bought from the shop!
  • Peggy is having a hard time with Jack: he won’t eat and wants to go home. This is a problem that Ted has experienced with his wife, Violet. He has a simple solution: pretend to take and eat the food himself. It works a treat for which Peggy is very grateful; she admits to having been on a short fuse, having just buried her brother-in-law.
  • Jill needs to be doing something and doesn’t feel like facing Phil’s wardrobe yet, so the kitchen cupboards are getting some attention, with Kenton’s help. Of course, the loss of his father has affected Kenton too. He wants to know whether his dad was proud of him; he feels like the black sheep, having little in common with dad. Jill recounts the highlights of their Golden Wedding trip to Australia, when Phil would regale anyone who would listen with tales of how his son lived here or sailed here. Kenton had opened his horizons; when Kenton came home it meant everything to his dad.
  • The exact moment when Alan’s supper became Alan and Joe’s supper was lost on Alan; when neighbour Kenton comes home, suddenly eight sausages have to go three ways. But there is no such thing as a free supper: Kenton gladly contributes to Alan’s charity; Joe is more reluctant but he really can’t refuse – and bring some brown sauce with you, Joe.

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