The Palmer family start a new life in Aidensfield after living in Africa for a number of years. But a new start worsens the family's dysfunctional issues: Diana and Cecil Palmer's constant battling is taking its toll on their young son Danny, who strikes up an unlikely bond with Blaketon after an incident with local bullies. Another row results in Peter running away and Diana hitting the bottle - and subsequently disappearing. The last person to see her car was David, who claims to have seen a ghost driving it. With an unstable women and a terrified child to find, the Ashfordly boys have their work cut out. Meanwhile, Greengrass isn't happy when David buys a group of pigs at an auction on his behalf, whilst Ventress begins neglecting his police work when his wife falls ill and requires an operation.