Episode 3

Australian Air Date: 20th January 1988
UK Air Date: 15th February 1989
Writer: Greg Haddrick
Director: Riccardo Pellizerri

Things do not go smoothly for the Fletcher kids on their first day at school. Bobby and Carly’s harmless revenge on Lance and Martin has disastrous consequences.

Extended Summary

Pippa tells Bobby she has a school uniform for her, but Bobby doesn’t really want to wear one. Carly and Steven laugh at her.

Alf invites Ailsa for dinner at his place.

Martin asks Carly if she wants to go out on a movie with him. She’s not really interested! Martin and Lance tease Bobby about her school uniform. Bobby starts a fight with them and her uniform gets ripped.

Sally is worried about starting a school and wants to go home instead. A little boy teases Sally about her imaginary friend Milko. Sally cries and is on her way home. Bobby talks to her and comforts her and Sally goes back to school.

Roo doesn’t like Ailsa and doesn’t want Ailsa to come over for dinner. Alf has to call Ailsa and ask her if she want to go out and eat instead.

Carly releases the parking brake in Martin and Lance’s car and it rolls down the street and crashes into Walter Bertram’s car while he’s in it!

Guest Cast

MATT WILSON (GREG BENSON)
Final episode.

WALTER BERTRAM (OWEN WEINGOTT)
Second appearance, last seen in #2. Was injured in a horrific prank by Carly.

MISS PATERSON (ROSLYN GENTLE)
Sally’s Grade 3 teacher who helped introduce a timid Sally to the class.

BOY (UNCREDITED)
Brat in Sally’s class who picked on her and Milko.

Arrivals and Departures

RUTH ‘ROO’ STEWART (JUSTINE CLARKE)
First episode. Alf and Martha’s daughter. Celia, Morag and Barbara’s niece. Local schoolgirl who despised Ailsa’s romance with Alf. Fell for Frank.