Craiglang is in the grip of a heat-wave and grown men are fighting amongst themselves to nab the shadiest bench in the park. Jack and Vincent are the first through the park gates so how come Tam and Winston have always beaten them to it? Isa hears that her husband has died but she finds it hard to get back into the dating game.
Having won a swish night out in a radio contest Jack and Victor meet two charming wealthy ladies , Liz and Pam, to whom they tell a pack of lies involving their owning a yacht and a place in Kenya. The ladies invite them to a country house party, where they are joined by Winston, Tam and Isa,also posing as something they aren't. In fact there are more impostors than genuine guests, all on the make and all having to run for it.
A truck ploughs into the electricity sub-station, causing a power cut. Navid's shelves are empty due to panic buying and the pumps are off in the pub. Worse, a robber is taking advantage of the situation, burgling Isa's flat. The police arrive but they may not be what they seem. Fortunately Winston is about to ride to the rescue.
A pizza parlour opens around the corner from the Clansman and Boabby falls for the charming Stacey, who works there. But he has a rival in Stevie the bookie and although Jack and Victor give Boabby advice it's down to local gym owner and former boxing champ Jim Watt to suggest that the rivals get into the ring and slug it out for a date with the lady. Jack and Victor meantime go to bizarre lengths to try and get themselves a free pizza from cash-in-hand delivery man Winston.
Craiglang is hit by two notable events - the first is Tam's sudden bout of generosity, though it quickly evaporates. More alarming is the presence of Hyperdales, the huge hyper-market which threatens to put an end to Navid's shop. He plans to sabotage it by committing arson after it has shut for the night. Tam, Winston, Jack and Victor try to dissuade him but . . .accidents will happen.
Everyone loves the "Beefy Bake", especially Jack and Victor. But when Pete the Jakey claims to have invented the recipe, Jack and Victor take on the might of the Henderson Bakery in the courts to reclaim his lost fortune. Meanwhile, Tam's penny-pinching is making Frances feel unloved - Isa thinks it's time the romance was put back into their relationship...
Tam and Frances enjoy fame and fortune with their new addition but it means baby sitting stints for Jack and Victor which is proving a bit of a strain. And a major character ends the series close to death. There will be a Christmas and New Year special.