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Episode 4

15 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 11 April 2013

Series Four (5 episodes)
Episode Four
Bruce's curiosity has led to him being
trapped in Aylmer's pantry. Will he
escape in time for his performance in
'The Mystery of the Countess of
Carmarthenshire's Emerald Snake
Bracelet' or will Aylmer have to come to
the rescue so the show can go on?

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 loved 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
Miss Flummerfelt
Susie Riddell
Madame Frabelle
Jane Whittenshaw
Vincy Wenham Vincy
Sam Alexander


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