on the meths
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A Soap Opera in Six Parts by Siobhan Oliver

Episode One
The saga begins...

Episode Two
Martine Pilbeam is having difficulty coping with her agoraphobia and kleptomania, and has turned to drink. Martine's sister Raquel is desperate to find love, and has developed an unhealthy interest in Bob the useless window cleaner. Bob's wife Druscilla, who is also Martine's therapist, is setting up a day care centre for Methley Neighbourhood Action - has the hideous old Peggy Trout enrolled? Her daughters, Ginny and Rainbow, certainly hope so. Basil Pilbeam, Martine's husband and the headmaster of a local school has been forced to run it single handed, as his staff are all in hospital. Meanwhile his pupils are running wild....

Episode Three
Mr Pilbeam has been abducted by a group of youngsters from his school disguised as aliens. Martine, his wife, has been worried sick.Meanwhile Sinclair and Drucillas project to keep the elderly occupied is going well and Rainbow, the Methleys hippy, is thinking about a get together offer from Sinclair...

Episode Four
Basil has returned from his so-called alien abduction only to find that Martine, his agoraphobic kleptomaniac wife, has gone missing. He has been to visit a clairvoyant. Rainbow lost Peggy whilst out shopping, leaving Sinclair to babysit her horrible children. Sinclair agreed only because of his love for Rainbow. Raquel has disappeared too - but nobody seems to have noticed, and Bob and Druscilla have both heard sinister scratching noises coming from their cellar...

Episode Five
Basil has been arrested for unintentionally making improper suggestions to Mystic Julie, a clairvoyant and new age traveller. Bob completely fluffed his lines and said he was fine, - but he has actually broken his ankle by falling down the cellar steps. Rainbow and Sinclair had a wonderful date together with the kids out of the way, but have things turned out well for them? Find out as we go back 'On the Meths' ...

Episode Six
After Sinclair and Rainbow's wonderful date together Rainbow has vanished and Sinclair is still looking for her. Basil Pilbeam is still in the cells but his pupils have teamed up with his wife to try and get him out. Meanwhile everybody has turned up at Bob and Drucilla's after Peggy burnt down Ginny's house with her home made lantern...

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