Ian puts his foot down and Lynda has a bone to pick.
Writer, Nick Warburton
Director, Marina Caldarone
Editor, Jeremy Howe
Jill Archer ….. Patricia Greene
David Archer ….. Timothy Bentinck
Pip Archer ….. Daisy Badger
Josh Archer ….. Angus Imrie
Brian Aldridge ….. Charles Collingwood
Jennifer Aldridge ….. Angela Piper
Phoebe Aldridge ….. Lucy Morris
Neil Carter ….. Brian Hewlett
Ian Craig ….. Stephen Kennedy
Eddie Grundy ….. Trevor Harrison
Will Grundy ….. Philip Molloy
Emma Grundy ….. Emerald O'Hanrahan
Tracy Horrobin ….. Susie Riddell
Alistair Lloyd ….. Michael Lumsden
Jim Lloyd ….. John Rowe
Jazzer McCreary ….. Ryan Kelly
Kate Madikane ….. Perdita Avery
Kirsty Miller ….. Annabelle Dowler
Elizabeth Pargetter ….. Alison Dowling
Freddie Pargetter ….. Toby Laurence
Lynda Snell ….. Carole Boyd
Oliver Sterling ….. Michael Cochrane
Lexi Viktorova ….. Ania Sowinski
Philip Moss ….. Andy Hockley
Leonard Berry ….. Paul Copley
Joy Horville ….. Jackie Lye
Alistair, Eddie and David cross paths at Borchester Market. David tells them of the rock bottom prices Vince Casey bought his sheep for. Eddie warns him of the perils of crossing swords with Vince. David is furious to discover Vince blocking him in in the carpark. After an altercation with Vince, David suggests that Hassett Hills steps in to buy Crowthers, giving the co-op control over processing their animals. Later, David tells Brian that the other Hassett Hills members are in favour of buying Crowthers, but they’d need a partner. Brian has no interest in working with Vince again, and suggests that he persuades Borchester Land to come in on the deal. Vince Casey will find himself with some serious competition.
Tracy struggles to explain in detail the laws of cricket to Lynda, so she invites her along to nets, where Lynda gets in the way. After the practice she arrives at The Bull with her notebook to give Alistair a few tips on his technique, based on her observations at nets. Elizabeth tells Tracy how grateful she is that Oliver is considering giving Freddie a kitchen job; she’d like to thank him with a Sunday lunch. Tracy points out that hiring Freddie was actually her idea, and talks Elizabeth into inviting her for lunch instead.
David brings his tennis racket down from the attic, he’s thinking of taking up the sport again. Sorting through an old box of his belongings, Jill finds David’s old leather jacket and a hand-written recipe for Doris’s ‘scrap cakes’. Leonard suggests she enters it for the Flower and Produce show. She just needs to work out what the secret ingredient is. David insists on wearing his jacket around the house, which appals Pip and Josh. They take matters into their own hands by acquiring the jacket and putting it on a scarecrow in Bert’s garden.
Pip’s not impressed with Phoebe. They haven’t secured their fifty acres from Home Farm and Kate accosted Ruth at the partnership meeting and accused her of being an unsupportive mother. Pip thinks Phoebe needs to take a softer approach to avoid getting people’s backs up.
Later, Jill and Leonard practise making the scrap cakes, but they’re interrupted by a phone call. Bert wants Jill to be a judge at the Flower and Produce show. Leonard decides to enter the unusual bakes category himself, using the scrap cake recipe, and swears Pip and Josh to secrecy.
Jim treats Alistair and Jazzer to a slap up supper of homemade beef wellington, which makes Jazzer suspicious of Jim’s motives. Jim explains that he wants to turn Jazzer’s bedroom back into a music room. He explains to a speechless Jazzer his plans to build an extension, so that he can have a room more to his deserving.
Tracy offers to help Lynda swat up on sport for the Beat the Brainboxes competition. A stressed Oliver arrives, he needs to hire a new kitchen porter as soon as possible. Tracy has some thoughts. Later, she suggests to Oliver that he consider Freddie for the role. She’s also had an idea for getting more punters through the doors of Grey Gables: murder mystery nights. Oliver says he’ll give it some thought.
Philip seeks refuge from Kenton and Lilian’s decorating dispute at the hide. There he finds Jim, hoping to spot a barn owl. A rustling in the trees catches their attention, but it’s David out on an evening run. They discuss their views on history: Philip thinks history’s only function is to learn from your mistakes, whereas Jim thinks it’s to preserve what’s worth preserving. Later, Jim arrives home to find Jazzer, Alistair and Philip measuring up the garden. Philip offers to give a free estimation for Jim’s extension, but Jim’s adamant he doesn’t want Philip’s help, and Philip leaves in a huff. Jim admits he just didn’t want someone with Philip’s views on history working for him. Jazzer and Alistair are frustrated, but pleased to have the cantankerous old Jim back.