Ria tells Ben that she's leaving him,then bumps into Leonard, who begs her to let him see her again.
Ben spots Ria when she accidentally runs into Leonard.
Ben realizes Ria's words of comfort for Russell also apply to them.
Ben and Ria worry over unemployed Russell's impending fatherhood.
When Ben and Ria get back from Paris, they discover the mice have been at play.
Ria turns to Leonard for comfort when Ben's old flame appears.
Leonard is back from New York and Ria loses a letter from him.
Ben and Leonard leave: Ben for a seminar, and Leonard for New York.
Ria is delighted to meet up with an old school friend, but when Ria talks too much, her friend turns into an enemy.
Leonard complicates Ria's birthday trip to London with Ben.
Russell is troubled about his pregnant girlfriend; Adam gets fired; Ben gets bad news from his bank manager.
The Parkinson household is thrown into chaos when Russell announces that his girlfriend, Jeannie, is pregnant.
Even the cleaning lady seems bored at the Parkinson household.
Adam shocks his father by announcing he's got a job as a long-distance lorry driver; Leonard's reunion with his wife is unsuccessful.
Ria copes with the holiday season.
A mysterious phone call from Leonard leads to lunch and some bad news for Ria.
Ria has cause for regret when she invites an attractive, unattached female to stay.
Ria joins a keep-fit class but regrets her decision almost immediately.
When Ria nearly runs over a dog, she spends five minutes lecturing the bewildered beast on the Highway Code.
Ben believes that the stresses imposed by family life have damaged his health and has left him susceptible to a heart attack.
Ria is outraged by the apparent cruelty of a fox hunt, and determines to put a stop to it.
Adam refuses to eat, talk or sleep when his girlfriend leaves him.
Ria asks herself some philosophical questions while walking in a graveyard; Ria tells Leonard she wants to end their meetings.
Ria finds it difficult to ignore Leonard and a work of art has an effect on the whole family.
Leonard wants Ria to spend his birthday with him.
Ria has reached a point where she must break away to be herself, and decides she should get a job.
Ben and Russell finally speak to each other after a year of silence; Ria lies about her age.
A husband and two sons are more than enough for housewife Ria to cope with, so where does lonely-heart Leonard fit in?