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15 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 08 July 2009

Alan and Usha discuss Jim's tenancy at Blossom Hill Cottage, and their argument the previous week. Things are better between them and, inspired by the good weather, Alan suggests that they go camping together. Usha is not so keen.

Lilian is delighted when her son James arrives in Ambridge for her birthday. He takes her to lunch, and surprises her by saying he's booked to stay in Grey Gables all week. Lilian tells him about Matt, and her ordeal in the car. James seems more worried about Matt's financial situation but Lilian does not pick up on his concern.

Shula bites her tongue as she's summoned to Blossom Hill Cottage to help Jim with a leaking washing machine. The damage is minimal, prompting Shula to reprimand Jim gently for calling on her and Alistair too easily. Shula is frosty with Alan and Usha who call in to see Jim, pointing out to Usha that the facilities in Blossom Hill Cottage are her responsibility. Later, she's cool with Alan when he brings Jim to the Stables on his motorbike but Jim doesn't notice.

Episode written by Nawal Gadalla.



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