Mrs Beardsmore is an old lady Martin has known since he was a boy and whom he visits at her retirement home. He brings her and seven other old ladies home for tea but is annoyed when, returning with ice creams for them, they have disappeared. In fact Paul has taken them to his salon for free hair-dos, further increasing Martin's feeling that Paul is trying to usurp him, especially when the old ladies disparage Martin's highlight of the afternoon - bingo. Mrs Beardsmore tells Ann that as a child Martin was once popular until another his friends gravitated towards a new boy so that history is now repeating itself. Written by
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Did You Know?
When Howard is carrying 10 ice creams outside the shop, the ice cream is white, floppy-looking, and melting, like real ice cream. Once inside the hairdresser, the ice cream is yellow and in neat cuboids. See more