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Susan For A Brusin'

Susan wants to look her best for an impending school reunion, but when she is asked to give the keynote address, she thinks her best may need some help. Unfortunately, Ben is on hand to administer the ‘Cavitox’.

Transmitted on: Friday 26th August 2011

Episode Summary

Susan wants to look her best for an impending school reunion. Ben is learning how to administer Cavitox and suggests Susan could try it. Susan dismisses the idea; she is fabulous as she is! Ben’s also tries to help Kenzo by suggesting he let a little girl in his class know he likes her by giving her a present – but who would know that Kenzo has such a big heart!
An old schoolfriend, Mary, arrives to ask Susan to give the keynote speech at their forthcoming school reunion but lets it slip that Susan was not their first choice. Susan is further undermined when a younger replacement is hired at the Art Gallery where she works and, furious at what she sees as blatant ageism, quits.
Susan is determined to bounce back and lines up job interviews, but once again loses her temper when told she is over-qualified. She is tipped over the edge by the weight-reading on her bathroom scales and sinks into a depression from which neither Janey nor Ben are able to lift.
In the end, Ben is driven to asking the Vicar to talk to Susan and he duly tells her to focus on something that will bring a smile to her face… but did he really mean her to undergo a session of Cavitoxing from her newly-qualified husband?
Duly lifted from her depression, Susan’s speech is well-applauded at her school reunion – finally she is amongst friends…. all of whom have had similar youth-prolonging treatment!

Cast

Character Played by
Ben Harper Robert Lindsay
Susan Harper Zoe Wanamaker
Janey Harper Daniela Denby-Ashe
Kenzo Harper Tayler Marshall
Mary Maddox Marsha Fitzalan
Katie Hannah Waddingham
Interviewer Claire Cathcart
Twyla Curtis Belinda Stewart Wilson
Vicar Mike Walling

Team

Role Name
Writer Darin Henry
Director Ed Bye
Producer John Bartlett
Executive Producer Tom Anderson
Executive Producer Don Taffner

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