Auntie Wainwright sells Smiler a tandem bicycle as incentive for him to sell it to someone else. A vindictive, argumentative couple with a mobile lonely hearts office in a caravan breakdowns outside the village. Wesley, Foggy, Norman and Compo try to assist. Howard devises a new way to be alone with Marina.
Howard's fears that there may be a spider hiding in his cap affects his relationship with Marina. A lucky wedding chimney sweep is down on his luck and depressed. Foggy insists on being his manager. Norman and Compo follow along to watch.
Pearl has confiscated Howard's bicycle. Smiler's job as lollipop man proves to be dangerous so Auntie Wainwright sells protective clothing to him. Foggy attempts to cure Norman of his Auntie-Wainwright-phobia. Barry tries to hide his new car from the in-laws.
Foggy, Norman and Compo meet a man writing a guide book for walkers. Foggy claims to know the area like the back of his hand, then promptly gets them completely lost. Wesley refuses to hire a minibus to transport the ladies on their outing, so he ties swiveling office chairs to an open trailer hooked to his land rover.
Glenda forces Barry to ask Wesley to "listen" to the car engine. Foggy, Norman and Compo meet a man who is obsessed with an end of the world prophecy. Auntie Wainwright send Smiler out to stalk a customer that escaped her shop without purchasing anything.
Compo convinces Nora Batty to accompany him to the Citizens Advice Bureau on a personal matter. Foggy, Norman and Compo meet a stranger who is exhausted from running through the woodland where he has seen "something". Foggy organizes a Yorkshire safari seeking giant apes. There is something smoking in Wesley's shed.
Barry is angry with Wesley for ruining his car. Howard drills a hole into Normans wall. Compo makes a deal with Auntie Wainwright for a motorcycle and side car to give Nora Batty a ride. Rumor has it that Marina has received an offer of marriage.