In 1945, the Carlions assemble at an English country house for a family gathering. During the event, they must determine who is to take over the family brewing empire, since the present head of the business, Sir Frederick, is getting old. The results of the 1945 general election causes a major stir, and some angry farmers occupy a barn. Written by
20 October 1981 (UK)
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This episode takes place in July 1945. See more
It may not entirely have slipped your notice, gentlemen, that today - Thursday 26th of July - the people of this country have declared war on us. This whole discussion may already be obsolete. Before the year's out, we may all be living in the West Indies on such capital as we've been able to muster from the expropriation of our resources that the socialists have been elected to effect. The ship is sinking, gentlemen. That's water round your ankles.