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All Roads Lead To Ramon

Ben discovers that all Janey's suitors are part-time tutors while Susan suggests that Nick could be Ben's new assistant

Transmitted on: Friday 31st August 2001

Episode Summary

Ben has a new assistant called Mr. Davis who feels he knows it all. Nick has lost yet another job, been sacked two days in a row. He is a little depressed. Ben is upset about his assistant. Nick suggests his agency. Janeys Ex boyfriend Brian calls and she refuses to speak to him, Ben answers the phone. Ben has to tell Brian that Janey broke up with him yesterday. He cries. Another boy called Mark rings.

Susan suggests that Nick becomes Bens assistant, but it is decided that Nick will work for Susan. Susan briefs Nick, Janey is at home studying with Tom. Ben is concerned that Janey has yet another boy. Susan says she is playing the field. Susan lost Nick and his tour group. Nick comes home and explains he took the tour group on a pub crawl. The umbrella is at the police station and his badge is in casualty.

Susan is going to give Nick a job tomorrow as well. Mr. Davis is about to start work on one of Bens patients, Mr. Lennox. Mr. Lennox leaves and Ben fires Mr. Davis with a look. Susan receives a letter from Janeys school saying her grades are so good she should apply to Oxbridge. Janey is obviously being coached by boys in return for favours. She has a different boy for each subject. Economics, French conversation, History, Language, Literature, Medieval, Modern. Janey talks to Micahel about her future, the only way of the house without getting a job is to go to university. One with all the clubs.

Susan has paid Nick to stay home. Susan thinks Ben should talk to Janey and he says she doesn't like him. Susan asks Ben to talk to Janey about the boys, she admits she has 7 on the go and he ends up calling her a prostitute. Susan is very cross with Ben and Ben is very upset and is going to avoid Janey. Ben is relaxing watching t.v when Brian phones to ask for advice. Ben suggests flowers.

Ben is relaxing with the t.v when he sees people staring at him, finds his secret stash of cigarettes under cushion of the sofa and smokes/puts it in his ear. Nick brings his tourists home for a guided tour of the house. He ran out of historical sights. Susan fires Nick so he refuses to ask the tour group to leave. They play the piano and dance etc.

Ben is waiting for a new assistant Ramon Manclus. Its Nick dressed up. Ben offers Janey a cup of Tea, Janey admits to Susan she is in the wrong but doesn't tell Ben. Brian turns up with money instead of flowers and Janey blames Ben and hates him.

Cast

Character Played by
Ben Harper Robert Lindsay
Susan Harper Zoe Wanamaker
Nick Harper Kris Marshall
Janey Harper Daniela Denby-Ashe
Michael Harper Gabriel Thompson
Mr. Quince Rupert Vansittart
Brian Kevin Bishop
Mr. Lennox Adrian Schiller
Tom Rupert Evans
Kev Guy Edwards
Ms. Brewer Rosie Ede

Team

Role Name
Director Dewi Humphreys
Producer John Bartlett
Writer Ian Brown
Writer James Hendrie
Executive Producer Fred Barron
Executive Producer Don Taffner

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