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An important guest arrives – bringing trouble for Emma this week in The Halcyon.

As France falls to the Nazis, refugees are heading to London in droves, and the Halcyon is soon playing host to a troublesome aristocrat.

When his priceless gun goes missing, kitchen hand Max falls under suspicion, but that’s just the start of the problems and the Count’s assistant Lucian D’Abberville (Charles Edwards, aka Downton Abbey’s Michael Gregson) seems more interested in chatting to Lady Hamilton than sorting things out…

It’s a bit of a baptism of fire for poor Emma in her new role as assistant manager. Meanwhile, bellboy Billy is turning 18 and is looking forward to getting his call-up papers.

But his mum, switchboard operator Peggy, is less enthusiastic about her boy going to war…