The lads are having a night out; Ken is approached in a pub by the attractive 'Melody Smethurst' ( Cheryl Hall, then Robert Lindsay's wife ). The normally shy Ken appears to have pulled, but he then discovers she is a prostitute. Branding him a virgin, she storms out, leaving Ken to inform the other drinkers that he is definitely not untouched by human hands. The 'barman' ( Reg Lye ) has sympathy for him. "Don't worry, son. I was a virgin once.".
Back in class, the lads are given a dummy to practice on, which amuses Ken as it reminds him of 'Archie Andrews', the famous radio character created by the world's worst ventriloquist, Peter Borough.
When Alice's wedding ring is damaged, she entrusts Percy with the task of repairing it. Not seeing why he should foot the bill, Marsh challenges the lads - particularly Jakey - to a game of cards...
A decent opening episode, with a good role for guest-star Hall.
Funniest moment - Matthew losing his cool as Marsh accidentally demolishes his rhubarb tart.
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