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Ed is distressed to hear that two more customers have cancelled their milk because of the TB. It's a long time until the next test - and Fallon's going to be away for ages too. Mike is trying to spread the word that the milk is perfectly fine.

Joe talks about the TB - pointing out that they never had a single case on Grange Farm when it was rife during and after the war. He puts it down to the herbs in the pasture, full of trace elements which protected the cows. It all sounds far-fetched to Ed, but he says he'll pass it on to Oliver. Kathy tells Jolene that she's fine about her revealing the secret to Phil and Jill.

Mike tells them that Hayley is decorating Abbie's room. The baby is doing well, and will be coming out of hospital when she reaches what should have been full term. Everyone can't wait to have her at home.

Jolene gives Fallon some motherly advice, and then Ed sees her off, and gives her a t-shirt with all the tour dates on the back. She's very touched, and excited - but she's going to miss him. It's a tender moment as they part.

Episode written by Nawal Gadalla.

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Wed 16 Apr 2008 14:00

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