Victor Meldrew finds himself forced into early retirement, but is determined not to end up on the scrap heap, pouring scorn on the modern world and driving everybody crazy in the process.
It's a restful morning - trapped by a swarm of bees, followed by a spot of babysitting.
The Meldrouns arrive back from a disastrous holiday, to discover that things can get worse.
Margaret's mother arrives to celebrate her 80th. birthday.
Another bad day for Victor that begins in the supermarket and continues with the discovery that his house has been burgled.
Victor and Margaret invite Mrs Warboys to stay at their house until her flooded flat dries out. However, it's not long before they come to regret their generous offer as she begins taking over the entire household.