Siegfried gets a visit from his old friend, Stewie Brannan, who is on his way home after attending a conference in London. Stewie is in a bit of a pickle, however as it seems that while at the conference, he drunkenly invited the renowned Professor Norton to dinner. The Professor accepted and now Stewie turns to Siegfried for assistance in hosting the dinner. Bernard Wain is a farmer who is sensitive to bad odors and he has taken up James' suggestion of wearing a handkerchief over his nose when required. This leads to a interesting encounter with the local constabulary. Helen plans a special dinner for their wedding anniversary but James has apparently forgotten all about the important date. Written by
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In this episode, Mark Jordan plays a police constable, who arrests a character called Bernard played by Peter Benson. This is a curious reflection of the series Heartbeat, in which Mark Jordan plays PC Bellamy and Peter Benson plays a character called Bernie. See more
At one point James Herriott gets into his car with coat pulled over his head to protect himself from the pouring rain. While it is clearly raining on him, his wife is standing a few feet away, bone dry and making no attempt to protect herself from the weather. See more