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Episode 2

15 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 09 April 2013

Series Four (5 episodes)
Episode Two
Edith's radical proposal - that she should
alternate between Aylmer and Bruce on a
monthly basis - is about to be implemented
and Bruce is not happy.

Directed by Tracey Neale

The Story:

Bruce, Edith and Aylmer are locked in their curious but delightful triangle. Bruce has returned from America, and has been attempting to convince Edith that everything should and can be exactly as it was before. Bruce is still trying to act the domineering husband (despite the fact that he divorced Edith at the end of Series 2) and also continuing to indulge in amorous adventures with other women.

Edith is in love with handsome Aylmer and was on the point of marrying him, but although Bruce is a vexation and the single obstacle to her perfect happiness, she would never forgive herself if she abandoned him and he came to grief.

As for Aylmer, he's as much in love with Edith as he ever was, and finds Bruce ridiculous and aggravating beyond measure, but - having failed to persuade Edith to ditch her former husband - he must somehow learn to live with a shared Edith, and to endure Bruce.

Martyn Wade's sure and dry comic touch is evident once more in his creation of further stories based on Ada Leverson's characters.


Haydn Gwynne
Juliet Aubrey
Madame Frabelle
Jane Whittenshaw


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