Bad news from the War Office in The Halcyon – and an unexpected visitor for Betsey…

As the war intensifies, Emma and Toby are terrified when a plane in Freddie’s squadron goes down while, as Americans all over London rush to head home, Joe gets a tantalising offer to hit the big time in the United States with his own show.

But when an injured pilot piques his interest, can the dogged reporter bear to leave London to its fate?

Meanwhile, spirited Betsey’s vulnerable side shines through when she gets a visit from her blowsy, embarrassing mum Gloria, played by former EastEnders and Shameless star Maggie O’Neill.

And, as Lady Hamilton takes her first ever trip to the ‘picture house’ to see Gone with the Wind with Lucian, her fear of gossip mars the occasion.