When Terry rents a video recorder, Sir Dennis asks him to record a bridge tournament. However, June has already sent the recorder back to the shop, so Terry asks Malcolm to record. Due to Beattie mixing the tapes up Malcolm comes round with a copy of 'The Sound of Music' but Sir Dennis - who had got to see his bridge tournament after all - decides he wants to watch it anyway.
After Terry begins to make his own wine, Sir Dennis gets him to be the judge at a local wine-tasting session, where he gets very drunk. Whilst he is under the influence, June persuades him to take her to Boulogne to buy French wines, but on the day he misses the boat as he is having trouble in parking the car.
Terry finally catches up with June in Boulogne, where they shop at the hypermarket, Terry buying a pungent smelling cheese to keep the customs officials at bay, though its smell drives everybody away on the ferry home. A customs officer with a bad cold and no sense of smell asks to inspect Terry's purchases and, as he is over the limit on wine bought, he drinks half of it, getting tipsy. In the car park June decides to drive them home. Terry gives the cheese to the parking attendant as they are parked illegally but, having smelled it, he throws it away.
Terry and June agree to go bird-watching with Tarquin and Melinda but Terry, who cannot see the point in the hobby, decides to play a trick on Tarquin. He leaves the hide and imitates the call of a bittern, which leads to Tarquin sailing after it on a raft and falling into the river. The two men argue, which leads to a falling out between their wives.
The Medfords call in the professionals to have new wardrobes fitted in their master bedroom. Terry is annoyed that the men seem to be having an inordinate amount of tea breaks but when he tells them this they go on strike.
Travelling on a train Terry knocks himself unconscious whilst helping fellow passenger Liz get her cases down. When he recovers he is suffering from amnesia and June has to collect him from the police station. She makes such a fuss of him that when his memory does come back he keeps up the pretence of being an amnesiac though June eventually rumbles him.