Scott continues to deceive Brenda and Ed’s ambitions are too high.

Radio Times: Ed and Jazzer take a tumble.

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  • Scott is grumpy and not very receptive to Lilian’s sexual innuendo. A phone call, ostensibly from Borchester Bikes, sends him scurrying away with the promise of fun later.
  • Haymaking is clearly a new experience for Jazzer and he just hasn’t got the technique, no matter how many times Ed shows him.
  • When Scott meets Brenda, as arranged on the phone, he reminds her that she must never ring him: what if Lilian had answered? He and Brenda will be together. When the time is right he will tell Lilian but he can’t hurt her. Because Brenda wants to believe him, she does. The reason for the urgency is that she has the opportunity to attend a big charity ‘do’; Wayne usually goes but he has cried off. Go for it. Scott even thinks there is a chance of spending the whole night together.
  • Oliver is concerned that Ed’s last load of hay is too high, especially as they have to take it through the village. Ed is confident that if it is roped down it will be fine. He and Jazzer will ride on top. Hold tight.
  • Lilian could wait no longer and has persuaded Roy to give her a lift to The Bull on his way home. Scott arrives eventually full of apology; she will never believe this but Borchester Bikes could not actually find the part about which they had called him – isn’t that strange! Why doesn’t Lilian have a day shopping in Cheltenham, in preparation for their trip to London – on her own. What is he plotting, she asks? He has to admit that he feels like a decent trip on the Harley. The conversation is mercifully interrupted by the passage of a trailer-load of hay, topped by Ed and Jazzer.
  • Lobbing an empty lager can at Mrs Bellamy is too big a temptation to miss but Ed’s movement destabilises the load and, because Oliver’s attention is diverted, he hits the kerb. Down comes the hay, Ed, Jazzer and all. Oliver assures Sid that it will soon be cleared and access to the pub restored. Sid thinks Oliver should know better than to employ young Grundy: he is nothing but trouble. Sid is surprised that Oliver doesn’t know that yet.

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