Tuesday, 1 March
When Lilian and Justin discuss the forthcoming extraordinary meeting of the BL board, Justin says it can’t come soon enough; Berrow’s been haemorrhaging money for too long. However, the site has a lot going for it with the access road – he can think of several possible alternative uses.
Brian, Neil and Hannah have a furtive meeting. When Neil asks whether it’s Justin’s idea to get the unit closed down, Brian can’t comment. But he admits that certain members of the board are threatening to withdraw investment from BL if they don’t get their way. He asks Neil and Hannah for a detailed plan for the future - examples of where they can cut back and economise, so that they can keep going for the coming months. They discuss cutting back staff and worry that might mean Jazzer losing his job. However, if Berrow closes he won’t have one anyway.
Amy and Chris meet up while he’s fixing the churchyard gate. Guilty Amy says they need to stop seeing each other. But Chris says that as he’s no longer Alice’s husband, it’s up to him what he does. Amy worries that if they tell Alice, she might start drinking again. She’s clear they shouldn’t have spent the night together. Struggling to contain their feelings, they kiss but are disturbed by a noise close by and worry they might’ve been seen. When they spot Roy in the distance, Chris says he’ll have a word with him tomorrow. Anyway, he’s sure no-one saw them.