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It’s Edith’s (Alison Steadman) 70th birthday – the perfect opportunity for Roger
(Jason Watkins) and Phil (John Cleese) to continue their rivalry, outdoing each other with presents and bouquets.

While the two of them make digs at each other in Roger’s man shed, Edith’s busy chatting to her daughter, Sandra (Joanna Scanlan).

It turns out her birthday visit is just a subterfuge to ask for a loan, so how will she feel when she hears about Edith’s plans to get married and sell the house?

Meanwhile, Edith is horrified to discover who’s coming to her birthday party – her eccentric former cleaner Mrs Gale, played to perfection by Anne Reid.