Eddie and Joe are preparing the apples for the cider press. Eddie mentions his upcoming thirtieth wedding anniversary. Jim arrives to help. He needs to discuss the new green burial ground website with Mike. David turns up to lend a hand. Eddie nips off to use the internet at The Bull to buy a bargain pearl necklace for Clarrie.
Elizabeth and the children drop by to wish Daniel a late happy birthday. Elizabeth is busy with a variety of events, including the twins’ first birthday without their father. Shula helps by suggesting they find a pony for Freddie’s birthday. Lily later suggests that the school French trip can be her gift, so it looks like Elizabeth’s set after all.
David mentions Brian’s offer of having Brookfield supply his mega-dairy. Furious, Ruth argues that the scheme goes against so many of the things they have been fighting for over the years. Calming down, Ruth apologises for the intensity of her reaction, but they both agree to decline the offer. Ruth tells David about her successful contact with a possible supermarket milk buyer earlier on in the day.
Writer: Simon Frith