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Nick becomes a motorcycle stunt driver while Janey is surprised about her new job.

Transmitted on: Friday 30th November 2001

Episode Summary

Ben is on a surgery table waiting for an anaesthetic. His surgeon and nurses arrive, they are his three children. It was a nightmare. Susan is doing the washing and Janey is getting ready for her new waitressing job in Soho. She is hoping to be discovered. Susan finds over a thousand pounds in Nicks trousers. Nick says he saved it up from his severence pay. He also has a bank account! Nick is going to buy a motorbike so he can start a stunt team. He is starting it with a partially blind friend and a dog.

Later that night Ben and Susan discuss Nick and his display team. Ben finds it funny and Susan is worried he will get hurt and end up in the hospital. Janey says her job is boring and Susan is delighted as it is safe. Janey wonders where the famous people are in the restaurant. Nick comes down in his leather gear to leave for his stunt team. Nick is in the hospital with a broken leg, arm, three broken ribs and whiplash. He is chatting up nurses when Ben and Susan arrive. Susan is very upset and Ben is angry at Nick's stupidity. Susan brings in Nicks old teddy and leaves Ben to talk to Nick in a fatherly fashion. Nick needs a bottle to pee in and asks Ben to help him!

Susan, Ben and Michael eat dinner and Michael misses him now as he has no one to give his dinner to. Susan is now worrying about the safety of the other children and doesn't want Michael to go to chess club. Janey is in line for her third warning at the restaurant. Janey thinks that a table full of chaps are from Paramount.

Susan has taken something important out of Nick's teddy. She has brought him in lunch and throws away his lovely hospital food. Susan spoon feeds Nick. Its cold ratatouille. Susan blames Ben for Nick's accident. Ben has to tell Nick he loves him before Susan will sleep with him.

Ben arrives with plus for Nick, tries to apologise and tell him he was reckless when he was young. Janey is still being rude to clients in the restaurant and she is fired. The family are getting ready for Nick coming home, Nick was discharged early because he was in a theatre hanging out with the guys and theyre were heart surgeons. Nick is going to take up flying. While Ben is ordering pizza, Nick is playing with candles. His plaster catches fire. The next day, Ben goes to his surgery and is cleaning up graffitti, when Susan comes in and suggests it was one of his sacked assistants who did it.


Character Played by
Ben Harper Robert Lindsay
Susan Harper Zoe Wanamaker
Nick Harper Kris Marshall
Janey Harper Daniela Denby-Ashe
Michael Harper Gabriel Thompson
Customer Tony Pritchard
Restaurant Manager James Staddon
Ward Sister Camilla Heaney
Jim Jim North
Nurse in Dream Emma Fildes


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

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