Radio Times: Sid oversteps the boundary.Characters: Alistair, Jack, Jennifer, Peggy, Shula, Sid
- Jennifer and Peggy are having a pleasant afternoon by/in the Home Farm pool …. until the issue of Tommy raises itself. While Jennifer would like to be sympathetic, she isn’t and while Peggy is doing her best to build bridges Jennifer is more concerned with the awkward business position that Brian finds himself in rather than her nephew’s predicament.
- Sid and Jack are being driven in the Bentley to today’s cricket match against, ironically, Borchester police and while Sid appreciates the lift, he takes the opportunity to whinge about Alistair (the Captain) and the woeful under-utilisation of the tactical knowledge of the senior members of the team. Well, one senior member in particular. Him. He continues this at the match and, despite being bowled for a duck (by PC Davis, of course), he takes his chance to discuss the matters with Alistair himself, who’s very polite in the circumstances.
- The team loses and, for more reasons than one, they wish Tommy (a useful bat) could have been playing.
- Jennifer’s noticed a few changes with an increasingly Debbie, mascara, a new dress, a certain spring in her step and Jack and Peggy smile at her adamant pleas that she wouldn’t want to poke her nose into her daughter’s love-life!
Scriptwriter: Christopher Hawes