It's lambing season at Emmerdale Farm, and with Sam and Annie away Matt and Jack are kept busy. Joe is a little annoyed at Jackie's tendency to throw his clothes all over Demdyke and bringing girls home. They're both a bit curious about the new estate manager who is due to arrive to take over from Richard Anstey. Henry and Amos receive a postcard from Annie and Sam. Donald is visited by the Bishop, who offers him a promotion. Dolly decides to try and get Jack and Pat together so they can talk about Jackie. At Home Farm Joe and Pat are getting everything in order for the new manager's arrival. He arrives and immediately begins to discuss his plans for the future with Joe. Matt confides in Jack that he's a bit worried about Dolly's desire to have a baby. After what happened last time he doesn't want to risk it if it would endanger her health. Joe brings Alan to The Woolpack for introductions, and Henry is slightly peeved when Amos calls him his assistant.
- Joe - Frazer Hines
- Jack - Clive Hornby
- Matt - Frederick Pyne
- Dolly - Jean Rogers
- Wilks - Arthur Pentelow
- Amos - Ronald Magill
- Rev. Donald Hinton - Hugh Manning
- Pat Merrick - Helen Weir
- Alan Turner - Richard Thorp
- Jackie Merrick - Ian Sharrock
- Sandie Merrick - Jane Hutcheson
- First appearance of Alan Turner.
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