Granville decides it is high time he did something about his single status and places an advert in the lonely hearts column of a magazine. He actually gets a result but of course he feels he has to lie about himself to the girl in question and presents himself as a yuppie. Of course Arkwright will go and ruin it for him.
Arkwright has a rival corner shop owner Mr. Gupta, so he sends Granville undercover - in a sari - to check him out. Arkwright believes he can get one over on his rival by selling him a load of genuine Yorkshire clothes horses but he has reckoned without Mr. Gupta's business skills.
Arkwright believes that he can make Nurse Gladys jealous if he has a live-in housekeeper so he places an advert. Unfortunately this only succeeds in attracting the attention of Mrs. Featherstone, the Black Widow herself. Nurse Gladys is not jealous and Granville is not happy.
Granville is anxious to impress Stephanie, a girl who works in a boutique. He passes himself off as a young executive,claiming that Arkwright is his junior assistant. Needless to say his uncle is less than happy with this idea.
Nurse Gladys plays a trick on Arkwright, helped by Granville. They persuade the shop-keeper that a man representing the Good Shop-keepers' Guide is in the area, awarding bonuses to shops whose staff show extra courtesy. She then dresses as a male shop inspector and visits Arkwright's shop, where she is greeted with unusual civility.
Ever anxious to worm his way into Nurse Gladys's bedroom as well as her affections, Arkwright finds that flattery and chocolates are no use. But he has a cunning plan to use Granville to impersonate a burglar, wearing a stocking mask to scare Nurse Gladys so that Arkwright can come running . . . into her room. Granville is sick of trapping his hand in the dangerous old till and wants his uncle to buy a new one.