Robert helps Lynda put her Little Bo Peep scarecrow near the fence so it can be admired from the road. Lilian rides up and comments on the llamas’ return to normal colouring. They all agree that it’s unlikely that whoever sprayed them will ever be caught.
Helen returns from the village shop. She’s managed to avoid any difficult questions but the Borchester Echo is reporting a ‘mystery bug’ at the gymkhana which is thought to be E coli and has hospitalised several people. Lynda returns some yoghurt and asks if she should warn her guests who’d already eaten some. Pat assures her that isn’t necessary since they’re just being hyper-cautious.
Jennifer mentions to Lilian that Susan thinks she and Brian should assist Chris and Alice financially. Lilian points out that Chris probably doesn’t know his mother has said anything. Robert calls round to ask if he and Lynda can borrow Jennifer’s gazebos for their party.
Adrian, the environmental health officer, calls to say that E coli 0157 has been found in one batch of ice cream. It seems that Clarrie is the source of the bug. The sample she gave still contained traces of E coli and must have contaminated the ice cream after pasteurisation.
WRITER - Caroline Harrington