Nick's time in Ormston draws to a close and Deborah avoids him to keep from facing her feelings about him. Meanwhile, a new vicar arrives in town to keep an eye on Rev. Brewer; Phyllis wants to interview a window cleaner about his sideline business; and Jean and Eddie celebrate their first wedding anniversary. Richard Snaith: Toby Sawyer. Donald: Richard Wilson. Nick Logan: Oliver Milburn.
Phyllis starts a petition to stop the closure of a home for the disadvantaged and she asks Rev. Brewer for support. Elsewhere, Donald worries about Rev. Brewer's forgetfulness; and the sexual tension between Deborah and Nick intensifies. Phyllis: Maggie Steed. Rev. Brewer: Clive Swift. Donald: Richard Wilson.
Deborah hires a free-spirited contractor to build a new dispensary at the hospital, and the guy flirts with Nancy. Meanwhile, Nancy tires of Nick's lack of enthusiasm for their relationship and suspects he's interested in Deborah. Jack: Jeremy Edwards. Nancy: Kelly Harrison. Deborah: Jenna Russell.
With Donald out of town at a conference, a visiting administrator is upset by a plumbing problem at the hospital; Nancy decides to throw herself at Logan. Henry: Nigel Havers. Nancy: Kelly Harrison. Logan: Oliver Milburn.
Deborah urges Nancy to change her image to attract Logan's attention; a pregnant Emma Rowe develops a fever after being admitted to the hospital; Phyllis is worried about Donald's odd behavior; and Martin is forced to make an embarrassing confession. Nancy: Kelly Harrison. Martin: Daniel Ryan. Emma Rowe: Aislinn Mangan.
Ormston's upcoming Apple Day celebration puts Phyllis in a festive mood; Logan receives dance lessons from Nancy; Len's plan to transfer to America creates a rift between him and Linda, and puts Len's cousin, Elton, in an awkward position. Elton: Nick Holder. Phyllis: Maggie Steed.
Len and Linda anxiously await the arrival of their foster daughter; Deborah has visions of her late husband; and Cyril is incensed when Albert goes AWOL from the army. Cyril: Laurence Penry-Jones. Albert: Robin Laing. Mary: Lyndsey Marshal.
Ormston takes notice when Deborah's younger sister arrives for a visit; Deborah proves her mettle counseling a troubled young mother; Len investigates a petty-crime spree, but is surprised by the identity of the culprit; and Donald thinks he's found the right person for a new position at the hospital. Nancy: Kelly Harrison. Janette: Denise Black. Bogie: Joseph Dempsie.
Ormston mourns the loss of a beloved doctor; Linda is wary of a visiting administrator's designs on the hospital; Logan is shocked to see a face from his past; Len questions his lot in life in light of Tom's death; despite her grief, Deborah vows to stay on at the hospital. Henry: Nigel Havers. Helen: Charlotte Salt. Jacqueline: Josefina Gabrielle.
Ormston's new doctor makes a dramatic entrance; Wilf's gambling interferes with his daughter's marriage; Len's first phone call at the new police station brings sad news; a blacksmith's secret causes a family crisis; and Phyllis has a room to rent at the pub. Logan: Oliver Milburn. Wilf: John Henshaw. Jean: Naomi Radcliffe.