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15 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 22 March 2009

It's a milestone for David and Ruth at Brookfield. The dairy herd has been released into the new paddocks and there's no shortage of grass. The family is full from Pip's Mother's Day meal and it turns out that Lynda's got Robert on the five-mile radius diet too. They all see Usha out running and admire her courage after her frightening ordeal with a mugger last week. Unsettled Usha assures them she's fine.

A distraught Brenda seeks refuge at Willow Cottage. She tells Mike all about her bust up with Tom. She can't keep it in any longer and confesses all about Matt and Chalkman. Mike tries to console her - she's done nothing wrong.

Lynda asks David about ideas for the Antony Gormley plinth. She thinks it would be good to have a representative from one of the older, established Ambridge families. A grim looking Mike tells them that Brenda has split with Tom. He's angry with Tom for not standing by her and defending her from Matt Crawford. Mike doesn't see why he should keep quiet. It'll be all over the village soon anyway - Matt's been busted. Big time. For fraud!

Episode written by Simon Frith.


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