Lionel’s autobiography is finished. His publisher wants a picture of him on the cover, but Lionel is convinced this will stave off potential buyers.
When both Judy and Alistair go away for the weekend, Jean tries everything to avoid spending the weekend alone with Lionel.
Lionel takes Jean to Hampshire to meet his father - who has a surprise announcement to make.
As the book launch draws near, Lionel gets more and more pessimistic about its success, and begins to question Alistair’s constant enthusiasm.
Jean and Lionel bump into Jean’s sister-in-law, and get asked to stay for the weekend. They decide to lie about how long they’ve known each other, but this catches up with them.
Jean’s personal life has become the focal point of conversation between Judy and Sandy. Lionel offers Jean a free cruise holiday, but her response is not what he’d imagined.
It’s the day of Lionel’s book launch, and Alistair has a new publicity stunt prepared in case sales start flagging.