Harry organises a press conference at The Grand, where Billy will be staying.Billy is a notorious alcoholic, so his manager, Peter Grant, asks Ken to act as his minder and prevent him from drinking.Ken accuses Patterson of trying to blacken Billy's name because he feels that his own position with the team is being threatened by the prospect of a younger and more talented coach.Ken takes Ibrahim to the match to watch Billy's performance and to judge his talents for himself.They decide not to tell Meg that they suspect her husband was having an affair while staying at The Grand.Harry falls for Meg but she decides to sell up and move away from the area.
Harry is worried that Mr Dudley, an officious and demanding guest, might be a hotel inspector who will decide whether The Grand will be given a contract for housing homeless people.
Warren Clarke [ Geoff Greenaway ], Linda Marlowe [ Laurie Langley ], George Irving [ Cormack ], Nicholas Simpson [ Daniel Greenaway ], John Carlin [ Ted Michaels ], Shelagh Stephenson [ Melissa ], Ian Puleston Davies [ Ben Wilde ], Sidney Livingstone [ Heavy ], Edward Clayton [ Police Inspector ], George Little [ Manager, Hotel Venice ], Lynne Aston [ Greenaway's Secretary ] Laurie Langley, a has-been pop singer, employs Ken to look after her son after she suspects that her ex-husband, Geoff Greenaway, is trying to kidnap him.
Richard Griffiths [ Sidney Garbutt ], Tracie Bennett [ Patsy ], Robert Gray [ Mather ], Nick Stringer [ Wiggins ], Phil Smeeton [ West ], David Lynch [ West's Mate ], Thelma Whiteley [ Sylvia Garbutt ], Alex Leppard [ Reg ], Chris Sanders [ Enrico ], Mark Billingham [ Policeman ] Patsy, a young woman who is staying at The Grand, befriends Sidney Garbutt, another guest who has lost his memory. Mc Kenna [ Erroll Mc Laverty ], Larry Lamb [ Alan Prendergast ], William Simons [ Appleby ], Dave Hill [ Laing ], Ralph Nossek [ Walter Prendergast ], Alan Surtees [ George ], John Bardon [ Fisherman ], Paul Farla [ Pub Landlord ] Ken is employed by a genial Irishman, Erroll Mc Laverty, to bring a canal boat back to Birmingham from near London. But two scruffy men, Appleby and Laing, are following the boat.
John Arthur [ John ], Graeme Green [ Roger ], Warren Armstrong [ Peter ], Walter Mc Monagle [ Mr Fowler ], Alan Granton [ Driver ], Terry Mason [ Workman ], John Sessions [ Barney Spitz ], Garry Roost [ Leslie ], Patrick Field [ Ralph ], Louise Papillon [ Doctor ], Roger Hume [ Percy ], Paul Mc Cleary [ Reporter ], Mark Audley [ Policeman ] Harry retires from the fire brigade and Ken is invalided out after his lungs are damaged while rescuing a boy from a fire. Ken buys a caravan, The Ponderosa, and tries to make a living as a market gardener.
Harry suggests that Ken should supplement his income by offering to do odd-jobs for people - he places an advert in the local paper.