Dating prima donna
Meanwhile, Vernon expands Bernie's funeral empire by turning an isolated field into a pet cemetery, much to his brother's discomfort, and discovers there's a big demand for his new service.
Guest cast: Joseph Aston, Simon Lenagan, Gareth Farr, Olive Pendleton, Veronica Roberts, Christopher Wilkinson, Tim Smith First Appearance of Sarah Tansey as Jenny Latimer It's Christmas, and whilst Mike tries to reunite a blind women with her lost dog, Tricia receives a visit from an old friend, a beautiful actress trying to evade the paparazzi.
As they attempt to resolve issues, the officers come under fire from Tricia after Tom's intervention causes trouble, and an undercover journalist desperate to hit the headlines seizes the opportunity to take advantage of the chaotic events.
Meanwhile, Vernon's pottery enterprise takes a turn for the worst, leaving a reluctant David with the task of getting to grips with a potter's wheel.
Meanwhile, David gets a job clearing the houses of deceased people, but a mix-up with door numbers lead to him emptying the wrong house.
Elsewhere, Tom causes a traffic jam when Craddock allows him to prove himself, whilst Tricia makes a confession to Gina about her feelings for Mike, and Ventress is driven mad when he is forced to spend time with his wife's aunt on her birthday.
Guest cast: Sally Walsh, David Fenwick, Clare Clifford, Shaun Scott, Diane Fletcher A group of hippies colonise a row of derelict cottages, and the short-tempered landlord takes the law into his own hands, leaving a pregnant girl injured and her boyfriend hospitalised.Guest cast: Chelsey Seeley, Chantelle Seeley, Malcolm Tierney, Oliver Williams, Amber Edlin, James Mair, Colin Meredith, Emily Aston, Andrew Westfield, Jim Whelan With Christmas around the corner, the villagers are in no mood for festivity when a salmonella epidemic grips Aidensfield and a hostage situation occurs involving the manager of a building society and her son, leaving both the police and the local hospital under increasing pressure.To make matters worse, Tricia finds evidence to suggest the epidemic originated at the Aidensfield Arms, setting off alarm bells for Blaketon and Gina.Meanwhile, David takes charge of the taxi firm whilst Vernon is pre-occupied with yet another disastrous scheme, and deals with sick children, snakes - and shoplifting OAP's!Guest cast: Stuart Farrell, Roger Griffiths, Tom Goodman-Hill, Madaleine Moffatt First Appearance of Ryan Early as PC Tom Nicholson A series of crimes lead to a local nursing home, and Blaketon is asked to investigate the owner of the home by the son of a former patient when his mother and a number of residents die after leaving the owner everything in their will.