At night, Zammo goes round to Roly's house to try to cadge some more money, and steals his alarm clock. The 5th year are revising oral French, in preparation for their 'O' Level and the examiner is not impressed with Zammo's grasp of the language. Mr. Bronson has high hopes for Roland, except that the boy has slept in because his alarm clock is missing. Mrs. McClusky is astonished to learn that a large video recorder has been stolen - but it has been security marked. Ant Jones's parents turn up to meet with Mr. Baxter and the headmistress, and seem to be getting on like a house on fire, until Mr. Bronson turns up. Miss Partridge warns Mr. King that people are talking about him and Fay. The Webb sisters ask Miss Partridge to accompany them to speak to social services, but she has some other business. The police turn up at school with the stolen video recorder, found at a second-hand shop, and have the name of a suspect - Kevin Baylon, but the wrong description. Roland, of course, is of...