Alistair has finally proposed marriage to Judith and has been accepted. Jean is naturally delighted for her daughter and can't wait to make plans for the wedding. Needless to say, there are some complications when realisation strikes confirmed bachelor Alistair, while Judith has her own plans for a country wedding. Jean's sister-in-law Penny and her long-suffering husband Stephen have some news of their own which may prevent them from attending the wedding - he is due to receive an OBE for his services to dentistry. Meanwhile, Lionel's father Rocky and Mrs Bale prepare for the big event in the village.