Barry Dixon, an armed robber who Blaketon sent to prison 10 years previously, comes to live in Aidensfield after being released. The mysterious Ed Baxter has been hired to watch his every move, determined to find the fortune that Barry stole from an insurance company years previously. But Dixon is supposedly a reformed character and gets himself a job at Bernie Scripps garage. On the other side of Aidensfield, Neil and Maggie lead a protest against Lord Ashfordly after he closes the footpath to his estate, leaving the Ashfordly police with their hands full. Meanwhile, Greengrass takes over the late Jim Fielder's chimney sweep business. But he soon hits upon a new scheme that could bring in a lot of money - conning soon-to-be married couples into hiring him as a "lucky" wedding guest.