Young tax inspector Mr Charlton comes to investigate Pop Larkin, who has never paid a penny of tax.
Pop, with guile and good humour, induces Mr Charlton to put his tax enquiries to one side, and to stay overnight by getting him drunk.
Pop persuades Charley that he should spend the weekend with them.
Pop persuades Charley to call in sick on the Monday.
Charley deals with the unscrupulous female strawberry pickers who are out to defraud the farmers.
David Jason reads an adaptation of H E Bates's classic novel.
Charley's natural honesty is sorely tested, but he finally decides to stay with the Larkins a little while longer.
To Charley's delight, Mariette competes in the local pony gymkhana, an event full of incident, mostly engineered by Pop Larkin.
Charley asks Pop's permission to marry Mariette.