February 11th, 2016
Episode 417 of 850 episodes
Lilian heads off to Felpersham Races with Justin. Brian tells Justin they should all go out for a drink some time. He specifies that Miranda should come too, pointedly. Lilian and Justin's horse comes in, so she treats them to champagne. During the next race, Justin announces he has a proposition for Lilian. He wants her to work for him, as a "social secretary" with a clothing and expenses allowance. She quickly accepts. Ed and Adam are making good progress in the fields. Eddie is keen to let some bullocks graze at Grange Farm, but Ed protests. It would be subletting, which their contract with Oliver does not allow. Later, Eddie goes ahead and agrees to have the bullocks, to Ed's dismay. Kenton has chosen The Bull's film for Valentine's Day - Brief Encounter. Brian makes Adam squirm asking his opinion about it. Adam's interpretation is that, in the end, the couple "did the right thing. Even though it's hard". Brian is annoyed that Kate's solution to her business problems is to rent out her own cottage and move in with Brian and Jennifer. That, coupled with Lilian, calls for a very large whisky for Brian.