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Episode 5

15 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 12 April 2013

Series Four (5 episodes)
Episode Five
Madame Frabelle is keeping a
very close eye on Miss Flummerfelt.
Neither aware that Bruce is trying to
win Edith back. Aylmer, fretting for the
safety of his soldier son, is desperate for
Edith to stay with him and break her
promise to Bruce.

Directed by Tracey Neale

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 is 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
Miss Flummerfelt
Susie Riddell
Vincy Wenham Vincy
Sam Alexander


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