In the first episode, geography teacher Bill Taddler waits nervously to be interviewed for the job of his dreams; serial arsonist and fortune telling dwarf Eenie Thompson sets up her stall at a bus stop; a mystery vandal defaces another romantic fiction title in the town's library, and Denise and Carol spend a night in... at the opera.
Inspector Morse and Auf Wiedersehen, Pet star Kevin Whately makes a cameo appearance as a bus driver.
It's a stressful day for Bill as he has to wrestle with a new boss, protecting an old friend from getting into trouble and - worst of all - finding time to take beloved pet pooch Tyke to a kennels before he and Sheila go off on holiday.
In the safety of her living room, Carol wins gold for England as Dame Kelly Holmes – but who will play the big Hungarian? Certainly not Denise…Carol is Soooo Dominant.
Meanwhile the staff at Horton-le-Hole library receive the shocking news that a copy of the invaluable Pit Bull Handbook has been stolen from another local library. Will theirs be next?
Having simultaneously run over his pet dog and squashed his marriage in one fell swoop, Bill's not having the best of days. Then the OFSTED inspector turns up…
With the library vandal stepping up his campaign of terror, all of the staff are forced to work late. Denise and Carol have to find time to squeeze in the Oscar ceremony they'd been so looking forward to. A Long Lunch is in Order
Full of fury with Bill for killing her beloved dog Tyke, Sheila decides to contact an old flame via the internet...Does the fire burn brightly for another or is Bill for the chop like Tyke!
Gwen Gregson visits Horton Library; Geoff Torville tries to hide that Gwen's cardboard cut-out has been vandalized; Bill Taddler's folk group has to give a concert; Denise Taylor has a surprise visitor; and Norman Thompson breaches his parole.
Bill dreads hosting Bob, Sheila's right-wing brother; Geoff Torville must get glasses; Eenie, Norman and Big Pete try to win at the track; and Carol Gomez is a guest of Michael Parkinson.
The library vandal reaches his finest hour as Detective Wilson is called to investigate; Bill approaches Sheila about not having a "full" marriage since the dog died.