Today is Peggy’s 87th birthday. Brian is apprehensive about his and Adam’s rift over the prospect of the new dairy farm. Apparently Lilian has got involved in the argument with Andrew Eagleton too. Tony is equally worried about clashing with Jennifer at the meal, so Lilian has her work cut out organising a seating plan to suit the conflicting relatives.
James and Leonie arrive late from London due to a row. Although Peggy overlooks the tension, Jennifer notices Leonie’s curt manner. Tony gets caught in the crossfire between them during the meal. Leonie says she would rather be working on the book at home instead of being in Ambridge. Tony is alarmed when the couple suggest including Bridge Farm dairy in the book. Meanwhile, at the other end of the table, the seating plan is working. Brian sits between Peggy and Pat, avoiding conversation with Lilian.
Later on, Tony and Henry are getting some fresh air when Jennifer attempts to resolve her dispute with Tony. Although the argument becomes heated, Peggy interrupts their squabbling to announce her delight at the family being so happy.
Writer: Simon Frith