Amos and Henry start clearing up the pub after the new year party. Frank wants to take Janie out to celebrate their anniversary early. The Beckindale Hunt is held on the village green outside The Woolpack. Joe is still feeling down over the news of Carol not returning. Janie has a minor accident where she hurts her foot. She then confides in Alison that she's pregnant and worries about telling Frank. She also confides in her that Frank has been offered a teaching job in Essex but she doesn't really want to go. George and Potter have a drink and a chat at his lounge at Miffield Hall. Alison later lets slip the news of her pregnancy in the pub. Joe gives Frank congratulations over Janie being pregnant. He is shocked.
- Annie - Sheila Mercier
- Joe - Frazer Hines
- Matt - Frederick Pyne
- Sam - Toke Townley
- Wilks - Arthur Pentelow
- Amos - Ronald Magill
- Frank - Eric Allan
- Janie - Diane Grayson
- Alison - Carolyn Moody
- Verney - Patrick Holt
- Mrs Dawkins - Lorraine Peters
- Village Store - Shop floor
- Village Green
- The Woolpack - Public bar
- Smithy Cottage - Living room
- Emmerdale Farm - Farmhouse kitchen/living room, Milking shed
- Miffield Hall - Lounge
- Daphne Green is credited as Liz despite not appearing in this episode.
- TV Times synopsis: Frank Blakey gets unexpected congratulations from Joe Sugden.
- This episode was included on the following commercial releases:
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