Bob Berisford was a haulage contractor who was involved in a bit of smuggling to keep the company from going bust. After his death his partner in crime Frank Carter wants to continue the arrangement and pays Bob's widow Evelyn a visit. When she refuses her life is threatened. Nurse Cassidy hears about the threats and asks PC Mason to look into it. Soon there is a lot to look into, but he doesn't get much help from Evelyn Berisford who is much too scared to talk. Tomasz Bukowski has come all the way from Poland to Aidensfield to look for a woman he fell in love with during the war, and Oscar Blaketon offers to help him. Bukowski repays him by playing the pub piano. Chopin and Beethoven may attract new customers, but they surely also keep the regulars away.
Did You Know?
's character is referred to in dialogue as Evelyn Berisford or Mrs Berisford. The name of her late husband's company is R. Berisford Ltd. But her name is listed in the credits as Evelyn Page - the same surname as her daughter's husband. See more
[a Polish man is playing very mournful music on the pub piano. Oscar and the pub's regulars look bored stiff
Can you manage on your own for a bit?
Why? Where are you going?
Down to the cellar to see if the rats have jumped ship.