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Trekkers

Period drama series. Farmer Finch hires some 'trekkers', families displaced by the bombing, but after a break-in at the manor house Lady Hoxley makes Finch get rid of them.


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DISCORDANT CELLO PLAYS

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'The rats undercover of the black-out and profiting by ruined buildings

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'are forming the menace of an enemy within our gates.

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'If you saw this, you would soon stop it.

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'But, in effect, it happens when the rat has already shared our food in the larder.

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'If there are rats in your home or business premises,

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please let us know. We can help you to rout the rat.'

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HORN BEEPS

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361, Fisher, Sir!

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Thank you, Corporal.

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You are aware of the charges?

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-And of the severity of the penalties at my disposal?

-Sir.

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And yet, after three months, you still offer no defence or mitigation...

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..for deserting your post, your comrades and my command...

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..with the most flagrant and inexcusable disregard for your obligations,

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both to the reputation of this service and to your country at a time of war?

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Corporal. Well...

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a full report's now been compiled and testimony given against you,

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by Home Guard officer who effected your recapture.

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Sergeant Tucker, please read from your statement.

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Seen this? Solid!

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-So when is it?

-It's tomorrow night.

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Tell Lady Hoxley I haven't got any clothes for a party.

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-No, I think the idea is you'll be serving the cocktails, not drinking them.

-Ha! Typical!

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We're not here to be her skivvies.

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I know, but what with the Spitfire Fund and all...

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She's got all the big nobs coming.

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I think it'll be fun. It'll make a nice change.

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Some of us have got other things to worry about, thanks to you.

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KNOCKING

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Out. Come on, quickly, quick.

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All right, keep your hair on!

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Oh...Dennis.

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Mrs Fisher.

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What happened then? Is he all right?

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Well, don't just stand there! Tell me. Please.

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-Well, he was all set for a Court Martial, as you know.

-So?

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Flagrant dereliction of duty. I made that quite plain.

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-I'm sure you did!

-Cowardice, is what I call it.

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Still, I made them aware of some extenuating circumstances.

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What, that he came back to help you?

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When he could've just left you there to bleed to death in that car.

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-All right.

-He didn't need to save your neck.

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He could've run, if he was the coward you're making him out to be.

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I got him off though, didn't I? Eh?

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He should count himself lucky - no mistake.

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I should've known a bit of gratitude was too much to ask.

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-And they're just going to leave it at that?

-Ha-ha!

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I should co-co. They're posting him.

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-Active service.

-Where?

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Lincolnshire way, I should think.

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Rear gunner! Well, what do you expect?

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A trip to the ruddy Bahamas?

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SHE WEEPS

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Joyce?

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So d'you think you and Joyce can get on a bit better, now John's been released?

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That would be nice.

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-How are you feeling?

-How d'you mean?

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All this talk about husbands.

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That's all behind me, now.

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Gotta make my own way in the world.

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You must still miss Harry.

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Miss a lot of things. Don't you?

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Anyway, you never know who's going to be at this party of hers.

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Might get myself a rich one this time. Can you imagine that -

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a proper toff, setting you up for life in a big mansion?

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Seems strange Finch taking on all these tramps?

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They're trekkers, that's all.

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They're just looking for work, like anyone else.

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Except they live in ditches.

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Morning, Fred.

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-Ah, Mr Kirkham.

-Having a clear out, then?

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-What brings you to these parts?

-Ooh!

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All the way from next door(?)

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I hear you've taken on some trekkers.

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-Who says?

-Oh, just down the Hare and Hounds, you know.

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Better watch 'em. They're light-fingered.

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Hey, you'll never believe this one. And stop me if this is just beer talk, mind.

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But they only reckon you've gone and put yourself in for the Ministry prize, for the best kept local farm.

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-I mean to say.

-I have, yeah.

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HE LAUGHS

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Well, the inspectors are due in a couple of days.

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I'm well aware of that fact, thank you very much.

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-Then don't you think you should withdraw?

-Never!

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Any more than Churchill would.

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Well, there was Dunkirk...

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It is a model, this place.

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Get off, it's a muddle.

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You don't stand a chance against us.

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I will "fight you in the fields".

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In fact, if you'd like to make a small wager...

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Oh, you still owe me ten bob from the Cup Final and they haven't played that in years.

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Ay, and while we're on about it, whatever happened to that seed drill of mine?

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We are supposed to share resources in a time of war.

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You've had that since the last one.

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Probably here with the rest of your rubbish.

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Farming isn't always pretty, my friend.

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I know.

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I've just seen your septic tank.

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And what about that slurry pit down the bottom? Stinks to high heaven.

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I will get my Land Girls onto it.

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Oh, your chivalry knows no bounds(!)

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Modern, high-yield agriculture, that's what they're looking for.

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Efficiency! Martin.

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Hygiene, you...

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HE LAUGHS

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That man is a menace.

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-Kirkham's all right.

-No. This time he's crossed the line.

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-From now on, he is the enemy.

-Why?

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A Jerry without the jackboots.

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Hitler with...a bigger moustache.

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Das ist good, jah?

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Das ist eine coward.

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Ah, Mr Kirkham. Ha!

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-Aagh! Aaagh!

-Now look what you've done.

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It's a rat, it's a rat!

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It won't hurt you. Steady on!

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Hurry up, lad, we've got one.

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You see it?

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-Why don't you just kill it?

-What's it ever done to you?

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-Gotcha!

-Ah! He-he-he! Good lad.

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Ha-ha-ha! Now, to the barn.

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Did we really have to be put in with them?

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You're more used to high society, eh?

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Eh, now then, there will be a small charge for your accommodation, which I'll dock from your wages.

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If anybody needs milk or eggs, I'm sure we can come to some arrangement.

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-Careful. He'll probably charge you for them an' all.

-You what?

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They're for her, if you must know.

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Come on, tea's up.

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Yeah, but surely if you saw a rat you'd just kill it.

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He's probably charging it rent.

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And he's cleared out the barn, as well.

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At least he's getting rid of the things.

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Even Finch wouldn't let people stay in an infested barn.

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-Some of them look a bit infested themselves.

-Erm!

-Well, they do!

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Well, it's not just for the trekkers' sake.

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-There's a competition going.

-Really?

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Oh, aye, twenty quid for the best-kept farm.

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He's up against Kirkham's, next door.

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-He's got no chance!

-They'll win by a mile.

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-Especially with that bunch of fleabags about.

-Bea!

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-Right, we've got these, they're going to the Manor.

-Oh, I'll go.

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Stretch my legs.

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I'll say(!)

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MUFFLED COUGHING

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I brought you some potato cakes.

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We don't want your charity.

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I didn't bring them for you.

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Oh, um, for the party.

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I know. Any excuse.

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Yes, I think in the kitchen.

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-Mmm, yes.

-Thanks.

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Mmm.

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She's worked like a dog all her life,

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bringing up her family

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on nothing, half the time.

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Two sons in the ground and a house blown to bits.

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What's she ever done to deserve this, eh?

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From Hitler or anybody else.

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So what did you do, before you were bombed out?

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A steelworker, like my father.

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And has he died, too?

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The furnaces did that, not the Germans.

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Now I just want some collar.

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Somewhere quiet, where I can look after her.

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Can't you go back to the factories?

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Oh, yeah, I could do that.

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If I get myself billeted.

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But what'll happen to her?

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They'll cart her off, won't they?

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-Why should they?

-Sssh, listen!

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AIRCRAFT ENGINE HUM

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Don't worry, they're ours. They come over most nights, now.

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Don't worry. Don't fret yourself now, Mum.

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No, they're Lancasters. They won't harm us.

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Have you ever heard a thousand-pound bomb direct hit?

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Trapped in a cellar under ten feet of rubble with three dead neighbours?

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It's OK, no, no.

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There's a good girl. Sssh, now, come on.

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They're ours, they're Lancs.

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This is why I had to get her out of the Rest Centre.

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They were talking about putting her away.

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-Perhaps she'd be better off being cared for.

-"Cared for".

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Have you seen the state of those places?

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With half the world slaughtering each other,

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who's gonna give a damn about her?

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I'd rather see her in her grave.

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I just wish we could get away from this place. Go somewhere for a weekend.

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Mr and Mrs Smith?

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I'm sick of creeping about, skulking in corners.

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We've got to face it? Someone's going to find out, sooner or later.

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How? We hardly see each other, as it is.

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Lawrence, it's only a matter of time.

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-I should just leave here.

-Don't say that, darling.

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-I've caused enough trouble as it is.

-Don't you dare.

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You'll be all right. They send new Land Girls all the time.

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Oh, do you think(?)

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Please...darling.

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BREAKING GLASS

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What the hell was...?

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Stop!

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Stop, immediately!

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Lawrence!

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Lawrence!

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Lawrence?

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Well, don't just stand there.

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Well, she'd just like you to help her get the place ready.

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Hasn't she got servants for that?

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It's better than being cooped up in here all day.

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Well, you've only got yourself to blame. You keep out of sight.

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Morning, Bea.

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-Just come.

-Thank you.

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-Hell to pay last night.

-Oh, yeah?

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Some of them trekkers only broke into the Manor.

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-They didn't!

-Didn't pinch much, but Lady Hoxley's up in arms. Told Dad to get rid of them.

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She's got no right. They're not all to blame.

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Try telling her that.

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It's not bad news, is it?

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No... John wants me to go and see him tonight, before he leaves.

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Well, that's what you wanted.

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Might be the last time, though.

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No, don't talk like that, Joyce. He's gonna be all right.

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What, a tail-gunner in a bomber?

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-Yeah, but it doesn't mean...

-You know as well as I do.

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He'll be lucky to last a month.

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Right, how are you gonna get there?

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Train, I suppose.

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But what about the party?

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Now, I'll have you know, this wasn't my decision.

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In fact, it's about the last thing I would have wanted.

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But some stinking, rotten thieves have brought this on the lot of us.

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So, I'm sorry,

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but unless someone owns up, you're all going to have to leave.

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GENERAL HUBBUB

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Well, it's out of my hands.

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-You've no-one to blame but yourselves.

-Yeah, but what about our money?

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You'll be paid in full for all the work you've done. Less, of course, the agreed expenses.

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-What, for a bit of straw?

-Steady on, lads.

-Calm down.

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We'll have no argy-bargy, do you hear?

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It's for your mum.

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Excuse me, what's going on?

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You! Yes, you, man, you.

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Just ignore him.

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You. What have you got there?

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-What's it got to do with you?

-You clumsy oaf.

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From the Manor House, no doubt.

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-You what?

-Constable!

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-Arrest this man.

-No, it was my breakfast.

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-I'll say one thing, you're not fussy.

-You watch your mouth.

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Come on, now, lads. No need for any ructions.

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Adam. Adam, come on.

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You're nothing but vermin!

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Thieves! Scum!

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I know you!

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Right, the rest of you, get over there, go on!

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You're nothing but vermin!

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< Clear off!

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What's all the fuss about?

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-I wouldn't know.

-There's coppers there.

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Well, all the more reason for you to keep out of the way.

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-Leave me be!

-What if they come in?

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Well, what if they do? I'm not a criminal, am I? Though I do wonder sometimes!

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-Blue murder out there.

-Aye, it's not much better in here.

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-Hey, there's all sorts of people outside.

-Don't you start.

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Well, I'm only telling you.

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-I don't know why they don't just lock me up and have done with it!

-Oh, Bea!

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I'm sorry, Bea.

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Are you?

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Then get me out of here.

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I do hope you don't mind helping out, but it is all in a good cause and,

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I must confess, I thought you'd add a little glamour.

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You are such pretty things, when you're all scrubbed up.

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Joyce, you must be feeling better after your good news?

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Tucker did tell me he'd put in a word.

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-Yes, thank you.

-And I'm sure you'd enjoy an evening at the house?

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-Of course.

-Make a change from that dreary billet at any rate.

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Honestly, I don't know how you girls can stand it. I'd have gone completely potty at your age.

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-Lady Hoxley?

-Now there's the Marquis and the Willingdons, of course.

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Such nice people.

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-And Gerald from the bank.

-The thing is, Lady...

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And I've managed to dig out some cocktail glasses and there's

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the silver trays, but they'll all need a bit of a polish, I'm afraid.

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Honestly, it's been such an age since we had any sort of function. Feels like a positive scandal.

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-I'm very, very sorry...

-Where's Annie?

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She's...on her way.

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Right. Now...

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As luck would have it I did find some bitters and Vermouth,

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but honestly, you just can't buy an olive for miles.

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Come on, keep moving.

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Thank you, constable.

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What's going on?

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Just getting rid of the riff-raff.

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Take all your clobber with you!

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Pssst!

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Hey! Hey!

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Are you deaf?

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What are you up to?

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Has he gone?

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What did you run away for, anyway?

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I didn't. It was more of a...tactical retreat.

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You know, like Dunkirk.

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The thing is, lad,

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I'm trying to make a living here and give a hand to those less fortunate than myself.

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Help feed the world in its hour of darkest peril.

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Come on, lad, and bring that with you.

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Look lively.

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Where we going?

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Mum, we've got to go.

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She's not well enough, I can't move her like this.

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I'll get the doctor from the village.

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How am I supposed to pay for him?

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I'll speak to him.

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And what about the Bobbies? They'll be back.

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They'll take me away and cart her off. How will I ever find her?

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I'll speak to someone, I promise. Just wait here for me. Please.

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Annie, listen...

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I'll be back, as soon as I can.

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SHE LAUGHS

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Marvellous.

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It'll be just like the Cafe de Paris - before those wretched Germans flattened it, of course.

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-Lady Hoxley...

-Now they're bound to need tacking here and there.

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-I have to go up to Loughborough to see John - tonight.

-Really?

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He's leaving tomorrow.

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Well, we'll be finished by eight.

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You can take the Lagonda after that.

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-But I can't drive.

-No, but Nancy can, can't you, dear?

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And I'm sure she'd be happy to help.

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Oh, Annie, at last!

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Now, I thought you could take care of His Grace.

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He's rather partial to a Singapore Sling.

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Lady Hoxley, about the trekkers...

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Oh, we've dealt with those.

0:23:040:23:06

You girls have nothing to fear.

0:23:060:23:08

Well, no, that's not the point.

0:23:080:23:10

In fact, I've told Tucker to take the dogs out. See off any stragglers.

0:23:100:23:14

Honestly, one can't be too careful with people like that.

0:23:140:23:17

Beastly creatures! Now, I had some little aprons somewhere.

0:23:170:23:22

Thanks, Billy.

0:23:460:23:47

It's been driving me barmy,

0:23:500:23:51

having to feel so guilty all the time.

0:23:510:23:54

I mean, I know I'm up the spout, but I'm not Lord ruddy Haw-Haw!

0:23:540:23:57

Come on, I want to show you something.

0:23:570:23:59

See that? Our family tree, that is.

0:24:050:24:07

Mum and Dad were having a picnic under it when he asked her to marry him.

0:24:090:24:12

Thought I'd introduce you.

0:24:160:24:17

You hungry?

0:24:220:24:24

You need it more than I...

0:24:240:24:25

-Take it, will you?

-Big, strong chap like you?

0:24:250:24:28

You're too good to me, you are.

0:24:330:24:34

This all belongs to Kirkham. Funny old tyke, he is.

0:24:510:24:54

He likes a jar, but he keeps a good farm, I'll give him that.

0:24:540:24:57

What d'you think they put in it anyway - meat paste?

0:24:590:25:02

It's probably Hitler's secret weapon!

0:25:020:25:05

-What is it?

-That's Dad!

0:25:050:25:07

What's he up to?

0:25:110:25:13

-So, where's the doctor, then?

-Stowbridge.

0:25:170:25:19

-Well, can't Finch take you?

-I can't find him!

0:25:190:25:22

She can stick her rotten party.

0:25:240:25:25

I'm just gonna go anyway. I'm sick of being ordered about.

0:25:250:25:28

Look, I'll take you. Like she said.

0:25:300:25:32

-Sorry?

-You'll be there by nine.

0:25:320:25:35

Are you sure?

0:25:350:25:37

Yeah, of course.

0:25:380:25:40

It'll be fun in that old bus of hers. Bet it goes like the clappers.

0:25:410:25:45

Oh, and we can get some nibbles for the journey.

0:25:460:25:49

-And some gin!

-Thanks, Nancy.

0:25:490:25:52

What is he doing?

0:26:040:26:05

Come on, get a move on!

0:26:060:26:08

How much is this prize, then?

0:26:080:26:09

I told you. A tenner.

0:26:090:26:11

And what am I getting?

0:26:110:26:13

We have to win it first. Hurry up!

0:26:130:26:16

Come on, my beauties! He's gonna do his nut!

0:26:160:26:19

It's the rats!

0:26:190:26:21

That's it. Shake it. There we go, that's it.

0:26:220:26:25

There we are. Ooh...

0:26:280:26:29

Stop that one. Ooh, ooh! Argh!

0:26:290:26:31

It's got me leg!

0:26:310:26:32

It's got me leg! Ooh!

0:26:320:26:34

-Look at him go!

-Serves him right.

0:26:340:26:38

It'll bite me!

0:26:380:26:40

Ha-ha-ha-ha!...Ooh!

0:26:420:26:46

Do meself a mischief!

0:26:460:26:47

DANCEHALL MUSIC PLAYS

0:26:570:26:59

Yes, the Spitfire fund has been going marvellously.

0:27:120:27:15

Ellen has been working quite, erm, quite tirelessly.

0:27:150:27:18

Two more Highballs, please, Joyce.

0:27:180:27:20

Of course, we owe it all to the Spitfire.

0:27:230:27:26

Yes! Stroke of luck, huh?

0:27:260:27:29

Good old Leslie Howard!

0:27:290:27:30

-He showed 'em!

-Yes, but it does still have to be paid for, Gerald.

0:27:300:27:34

Er...

0:27:340:27:37

-More canapes, I think?

-Oh, thank you.

0:27:370:27:42

AIRCRAFT DRONE

0:27:510:27:54

Come on, Mum. Get some sleep.

0:28:020:28:06

This Italian says, "Just a moment.

0:28:090:28:12

"How do we find reverse?!"

0:28:120:28:14

-Isn't he priceless?

-That's the spirit, hey, Larry? Safety first!

0:28:170:28:22

I'll have you know, my husband has an impeccable service record.

0:28:220:28:26

A service...!

0:28:260:28:27

I'm glad to hear it.

0:28:270:28:29

Decorated in the First War.

0:28:290:28:31

Like my maiden aunt's parlour!

0:28:310:28:35

-At Ypres.

-Er, Paschendale, actually.

0:28:350:28:40

Such a beautiful name, I always think, for such a...

0:28:420:28:45

Such a living nightmare.

0:28:450:28:47

-You can't just leave us hanging, old chap.

-I wounded my leg. That's about it.

0:28:500:28:55

Leading an advance against the enemy guns.

0:28:550:28:57

What, over the top and all that?!

0:28:570:29:01

-I am glad you find it amusing.

-Darling...

0:29:030:29:05

Shrapnel, then?

0:29:060:29:07

Well, what else?

0:29:070:29:10

So brave.

0:29:130:29:14

Rotten luck to be missing out now, though...I'd imagine.

0:29:160:29:20

What is your contribution, Mainment?

0:29:200:29:23

About 15 guineas, so far, Lawrence. So don't start any nonsense.

0:29:230:29:28

Tell me, my dear. Where did you find an olive?

0:29:330:29:36

-Stuffy in there.

-What, the room or the people?

0:29:430:29:45

Listen.

0:29:470:29:48

Ellen is going with the Willingdons - some christening or other.

0:29:480:29:51

We'll have the house to ourselves... All night.

0:29:510:29:54

I'll get rid of the servants - give them Sunday morning off.

0:29:540:29:57

What could be more perfect?

0:29:570:29:59

-Oh, darling, I can't.

-Why on earth not?

-I promised Joyce I'd...

0:30:000:30:03

Nancy, Nancy, this is all we've talked about.

0:30:030:30:06

We deserve this. A little...

0:30:070:30:10

A little dignity for once.

0:30:100:30:12

Some time to ourselves.

0:30:120:30:14

We can wake up together.

0:30:140:30:16

Mm-hmm...

0:30:210:30:23

Ah. Your wife.

0:30:260:30:27

Er...you'd better come.

0:30:270:30:30

MUFFLED GUNSHOT

0:30:300:30:31

What the devil's going on?

0:30:350:30:37

Oh, it's just the Home Guard.

0:30:390:30:41

We've had rather a problem with vagrants, I'm afraid.

0:30:410:30:44

GUNSHOT

0:30:440:30:46

Of course, one doesn't want to shoot these people.

0:30:470:30:50

But if they simply won't go away...

0:30:500:30:52

Stop! Or I'll fire!

0:30:560:30:58

GUNSHOT

0:30:580:31:00

DOGS BARKING, GUNSHOT

0:31:020:31:03

Well, now you know.

0:31:030:31:04

Oh, I know it, all right.

0:31:040:31:06

I know you're angry with me about John. I should've kept quiet.

0:31:060:31:09

But please don't say anything about this.

0:31:090:31:11

As long as I get to see him, that's all.

0:31:110:31:14

Well, the thing is, I...I can't.

0:31:150:31:17

What do you mean?

0:31:170:31:19

Well, I can't drive you there. Lord Hoxley won't let me.

0:31:190:31:22

-No, you promised.

-Well, he says it's not safe - in the blackout.

0:31:220:31:25

Don't give me that! I...

0:31:250:31:27

You just do as I say.

0:31:270:31:29

-What?

-Well, boot's on the other foot now, isn't it?

0:31:290:31:33

One word from me and you'd be out on your ear. Him, as well.

0:31:330:31:36

-Serve you both right, carrying on.

-You're blackmailing me?

0:31:360:31:39

Call it what you like. I want to see my husband.

0:31:390:31:41

-And I guess it doesn't matter what I want?

-You gave me your word.

0:31:410:31:45

-You've got half an hour.

-No! Joyce, I'm not gonna take you.

0:31:450:31:48

Yes, you will.

0:31:480:31:50

Oh, Annie, I've got a huge favour to...

0:31:530:31:55

Where are you going?

0:31:550:31:56

< Nancy, dear? We're waiting!

0:31:580:32:00

Mm-hmm! Fancy nobbling Kirkham's barn!

0:32:050:32:09

'Ere, it were nearly him who got nobbled. Good and proper!

0:32:090:32:14

Wonder what the party's like?

0:32:190:32:21

Well, that can't be them already, surely?

0:32:230:32:27

-Evening.

-Billy, you've been told to knock.

0:32:270:32:30

I brought this. For Bea.

0:32:300:32:32

I made it myself, I did. This past month or two.

0:32:350:32:38

Oh, Billy! That's lovely!

0:32:400:32:42

It really is.

0:32:420:32:44

Thank you, ever so much.

0:32:460:32:47

That's all right.

0:32:470:32:49

Now, I'd like a word with you, please.

0:32:490:32:52

In private, if you don't mind?

0:32:520:32:54

-Adam...

-Where have you been? It's been hours.

0:33:010:33:04

-We've got to get her out.

-Have you seen the state of her?

0:33:060:33:08

They're across the field. They've guns and dogs.

0:33:080:33:11

Look at her! She's not gonna last the night, at this rate.

0:33:110:33:16

What am I supposed to do? I can't just sit here and watch her die.

0:33:160:33:19

There's a doctor at the party.

0:33:210:33:22

Trust me.

0:33:240:33:25

Well?

0:33:360:33:38

Well...I've been thinking. And...

0:33:390:33:43

I don't want you having the baby.

0:33:430:33:45

-It's bit late for that.

-Not out of wedlock.

0:33:450:33:48

It's a bit late for that, too.

0:33:480:33:50

Billy, are you drunk?

0:33:530:33:55

Now, I know I haven't done all that much in life up to now.

0:33:550:34:00

Not like you have at any rate, but...

0:34:000:34:02

No. Not like I have.

0:34:020:34:04

No, I didn't mean that.

0:34:040:34:06

Well, what did you mean, then?

0:34:060:34:09

Well...

0:34:120:34:13

That I think a lot of you.

0:34:150:34:17

And I don't care about the little 'un.

0:34:170:34:20

Well, no, I do care,

0:34:210:34:23

because it's yours.

0:34:230:34:24

So, I suppose...Bea...

0:34:250:34:28

Bea, I'm asking...I'm asking you...

0:34:280:34:30

-I'm asking you to be my wife.

-Oh!

0:34:310:34:34

-Agh!

-Bea?

-A-a-a-gh!

0:34:340:34:38

Agh! Oh!

0:34:380:34:40

-Esther? Esther! Esther...

-Oh!

0:34:400:34:43

Well, I was hoping for more then 15 guineas.

0:34:430:34:46

Don't want it all at once. Might get shot dow...

0:34:460:34:48

-Drink?

-Thank you.

0:34:480:34:51

Thank you, Nancy.

0:34:510:34:53

Oh, Larry, old thing. I do hope you haven't been dipping into the help.

0:34:550:34:59

Maidment, old chap.

0:34:590:35:01

Do you always have to be such an ass?

0:35:010:35:03

Where have you been? She's been asking after you.

0:35:060:35:09

Excuse me. I'm sorry.

0:35:090:35:11

-Are you Doctor Carlton?

-Yes...

0:35:110:35:12

They've got the dogs on us now, Mum.

0:35:170:35:19

Hunting us down, they are, like animals.

0:35:200:35:23

You remember when this all started?

0:35:250:35:28

We used to think that some good was gonna come of it.

0:35:280:35:30

"Bring a bit of justice to the world", that's what you said. Once and for all.

0:35:300:35:37

But nothing's gonna change, is it?

0:35:420:35:44

Any more than it did last time.

0:35:440:35:47

DOGS BARK IN DISTANCE

0:35:570:36:00

-Nice and steady.

-Are you all right?

0:36:000:36:03

-Where's your truck? Round the back.

-Aaaagh!

0:36:030:36:06

-Bea!

-Right, we need to get to hospital now. Well, come on then!

0:36:060:36:09

Aaaagh!

0:36:090:36:11

Bea?

0:36:110:36:13

Finch, it's too late. She's started.

0:36:130:36:14

Come on, let's get her on that chair.

0:36:140:36:17

All right, nice and steady.

0:36:170:36:19

Thank you, so much.

0:36:190:36:21

-Well?

-You're just gonna have to ask Annie when she gets back.

0:36:230:36:27

-You rotten...!

-I'm sorry. Really.

0:36:270:36:29

But you know this might be the last chance I get.

0:36:290:36:32

Me, too.

0:36:330:36:34

That's very sweet of you, Humphrey. Beyond the call.

0:36:340:36:37

Darling, is he always this generous?

0:36:370:36:39

-Always.

-Yes, what is it, dear?

0:36:390:36:42

Terribly sorry, Lady Hoxley.

0:36:420:36:44

I take it this is about your husband?

0:36:440:36:48

Er, no.

0:36:480:36:50

No, it's, eh, about yours.

0:36:510:36:52

In what regard?

0:36:530:36:55

Er... In...in regard to Nancy Morrell.

0:36:570:37:00

Thank you, Joyce. I'll attend to that later.

0:37:020:37:05

Your Grace, you're not leaving already?

0:37:050:37:07

DOGS BARK

0:37:130:37:16

All right, men! That'll do!

0:37:190:37:20

Stand back!

0:37:210:37:22

GUNSHOT

0:37:220:37:24

Right, are you coming out?! Or are we coming in after ya?!

0:37:240:37:30

DOGS BARK, HAMMERING ON DOOR

0:37:300:37:34

-All right, love.

-Sit her down there, Finch.

0:37:340:37:37

Yep. There we are.

0:37:370:37:40

Slowly. That's it.

0:37:400:37:43

-What's going on out there?

-I don't know.

0:37:430:37:45

-Go and find Annie.

-Right.

0:37:450:37:48

-Billy!

-Billy, wait. Give me your hand. Oh!

0:37:490:37:52

Ooh! Aaagh!

0:37:530:37:55

All right, slow your breathing down.

0:37:550:37:58

There, good girl.

0:37:580:38:00

Ooh! Aagh!

0:38:000:38:03

All right, lads! It's coming!

0:38:030:38:05

-There's a woman there dying.

-Keep back.

0:38:070:38:09

I want those thieving ditchers out of here!

0:38:090:38:11

-What are you're doing?

-Keep away!

0:38:110:38:13

-That's my barn!

-We told you to get rid of 'em!

-That's enough!

0:38:130:38:17

-Stand back!

-You stand back and get these dogs away!

-Off my property, the lot of you!

0:38:170:38:21

-I want them out now!

-You'll do as I say, Tucker!

0:38:210:38:24

I'll do as your wife says...sir.

0:38:240:38:27

Back!

0:38:280:38:29

Aaagh! Aaaagh! Ha! Ha!

0:39:010:39:05

Aaagh! Aaaagh! Aagh! Oh!

0:39:050:39:09

Oh! Oh! Oh!

0:39:090:39:11

Right, I'm taking you in!

0:39:140:39:17

Get out of here. Get out!

0:39:220:39:25

Annie...

0:39:380:39:39

Adam.

0:39:410:39:42

I'm so sorry.

0:39:450:39:47

I'm sorry.

0:39:490:39:51

-Oh, I can't do it, Esther.

-Yes, you can. You're nearly there.

0:39:560:39:59

It's just one more try.

0:39:590:40:01

-You can do it.

-Come on, Bea, love.

0:40:010:40:04

I want you to push hard for me now, all right?

0:40:040:40:08

Come on.

0:40:080:40:10

Ooh... Ooh..

0:40:100:40:14

Oooh!

0:40:140:40:15

-Come on, you're nearly there.

-Oooh!

0:40:150:40:17

-It's coming.

-Oooh!

0:40:170:40:19

That's it. Come on. Come on, Bea.

0:40:200:40:24

BABY CRIES

0:40:240:40:25

Yes! You've got a little boy! You've got a little boy!

0:40:250:40:31

Is everything all right, sir?

0:40:380:40:39

Everything's fine. Sorry.

0:40:390:40:41

I'll be right with you.

0:40:410:40:42

You really must do something about that damn little swine!

0:40:530:40:57

Which little swine is that?

0:40:570:40:59

Well, Tucker, of course!

0:40:590:41:01

The little man's deranged!

0:41:010:41:03

Darling, you do know the Willingdons are leaving?

0:41:050:41:07

But I thought you were going with them?

0:41:100:41:13

I thought... Darling, you said...

0:41:130:41:15

FOOTSTEPS

0:41:150:41:17

Excuse me, Lady Hoxley...

0:41:190:41:21

-Yes, what is it, girl?

-It's the telephone for you.

0:41:210:41:24

See that? It's your Auntie Annie.

0:41:350:41:37

Oh, look at his face!

0:41:370:41:40

I dunno.

0:41:410:41:43

One minute I was all right. The next, he was halfway here.

0:41:430:41:46

You don't know how lucky you are.

0:41:470:41:49

Doesn't feel very lucky.

0:41:490:41:51

-Oh, just look at him!

-I'm surprised you didn't hear her wailing.

0:41:520:41:57

I know, you could've waited a few minutes!

0:41:570:41:59

You should've tried telling him that!

0:41:590:42:01

KNOCKING

0:42:010:42:02

If that's Billy, tell him to get the kettle on.

0:42:020:42:05

Frightened to death, he was!

0:42:050:42:07

He was ever so good, though.

0:42:080:42:10

-Bless his heart.

-Oh, Lady Hoxley...

0:42:100:42:13

Annie, I've brought some news.

0:42:140:42:17

-About your husband.

-Sorry?

0:42:170:42:20

Harold.

0:42:200:42:22

They've found him alive. Not far from Tobruk.

0:42:220:42:27

Annie...

0:42:280:42:29

He's in hospital now. They'll send the details in due course.

0:42:290:42:34

I just thought you'd like to know right away.

0:42:340:42:36

Yes. Thank you, Lady Hoxley.

0:42:360:42:39

Oh, and I asked Lawrence to take Joyce.

0:42:390:42:43

Nancy's on her way back.

0:42:430:42:44

Well, thank...thank you.

0:42:440:42:47

Well, good night, then.

0:42:470:42:49

BABY CRIES

0:42:490:42:51

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0:43:130:43:16

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0:43:160:43:19

Farmer Finch hires some 'trekkers', families displaced by the bombing, as cheap labour, but when there is then a break-in at the manor house Lady Hoxley orders Finch to get rid of them all. A riot ensues and Tucker gets the dogs out.

The Hoxleys hold a swanky party, but after clashing with Nancy over a visit to her husband John, Joyce tells Lady Hoxley about the affair. Billy finally proposes to Bea, but she goes into labour before she can answer.


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