With the US airmen staying away, business in the pub is suffering, so Michael asks Rose (Hattie Morahan) to put a word in with Captain Dreyfuss about lifting the ban. However, her discovery of contraband corned beef in the shop puts a strain on relations at ‘cold comfort farm’, as she calls it.

Meanwhile, young Francis finds himself caught up in a poaching dispute, which ends in a dramatic courtroom showdown, as the charming period drama set in rural wartime Northern Ireland continues.