It's Christmas, and business is booming for TV shop owner Rex Hawkins as the residents of Aidensfield want to watch Her Majesty's speech. But Rex clashes with many villagers, including Baxter, an aggressive man who was conned into buying faulty TVs and Neville, who's wife Rex is having an affair with, so when Rex is attacked outside the Aidensfield Arms, Nick finds himself bombarded with suspects - one being Alf Ventress. Meanwhile, Greengrass accidentally smashes a collection of china that he promised to sell to Gina. He tries to blame the postal system for the breakage in order to get compensation and get one over on Blaketon. But Blaketon decides to play the old rogue at his own games.