After embarrassing their grandchildren in public, Maggie and Andrew receive a stern lecture on acceptable public behaviour. Show more
Maggie feels superfluous as the children have been turning to Andrew for support with their problems, so she decides to leave home.
Maggie becomes a cub mistress and Andrew has a reunion with his former secretary. Meanwhile their friend Rosie tries to fix a raffle so that the family will win a car.
The Prentice family take a holiday aboard a narrow boat, but all soon goes awry when the 'crew' begin plotting a mutiny.
Maggie worries about Georgia's eating habits when Georgia announces that she's fasting for world peace. Plus, Philip falls for a ballerina, and Jake wants to use deodorant. Show more
Maggie discovers that her neighbours are moving because her household is too noisey. Philip is unhappy at the prospect of Andrew and Maggie performing a jive at his school dance.
Maggie finds out that Philip has been shoplifting from the local mini market, but he is also being bullied by a boy at school. They decide to pay the boy's parents a visit.
Maggie has the flu and is therefore confined to bed, so Andrew is delegated the main housekeeper role. However the grandchildren aren't best please with Andrew's reign.