There’s a deeply upsetting case for Nurse Crane and Trixie to contend with as they help pregnant Doreen Lunt, whose home is filthy and whose daughter Wendy is going to school covered in bruises.

But it soon becomes clear that there’s more to the family’s problems than meets the eye, and a shocking diagnosis changes all their lives forever.

Meanwhile, Trixie faces a big dilemma as problems arise with Christopher’s daughter Alexandra and, as Shelagh frets about Magda not having friends, that soon proves to be the least of the au pair’s worries…

Thankfully, there’s a wee bit of fun to be had as Valerie takes part in the local beauty contest organised by Fred and Vi.