Arthur is able to stop a supermarket robbery.
Arthur can't keep his children's romantic attachments straight.
A psychic's prediction ruins Arthur and Trevor's fishing trip.
Arthur's desire for a quiet Sunday are shattered by the marathon.
Arthur tries to keep peace between Lorraine and Raymond amid new friends, romance and jealousy.
Trevor's surprise party interferes with Arthur's managing director.
Arthur challenges Beryl's handsome new squash instructor and learns a painful lesson.
Arthur and Beryl find themselves involved in their neighbors' marriage problems and Lorraine's new advances.
Beryl persuades Arthur to let her apply for a job in his office.
Arthur and Beryl's plans to go away are interrupted by a family crisis.
Arthur and Beryl try to keep the peace as Raymond, Lorraine and their dates meet at the Crabtree house.
Beryl is desperately missing her noisy brood, who have all left home. So Arthur decides to cheer her up by inviting them all to a surprise dinner.
Trevor's companion at Arthur and Beryl's dinner party turns out to be an embarrassment to him.
Raymond finds out that Edward Hackett is dating Lorraine, so Raymond warns him to stay away.
Lorraine and Raymond agree to a trial separation; Nigel borrows Arthur's car, which gets stolen.
Arthur and Beryl each arrange a surprise for their silver wedding anniversary, unaware that the children are planning one of their own.
Arthur decides that buying another small house will provide peace and quiet for Beryl and him. Then he decides that letting the children live there and pay rent is an even better idea.
The Crabtrees think they have achieved star status when they are chosen for the subject of a video project on family life made by local students, until they see what those candid cameras have captured.
Beryl is away, and Arthur becomes ill, and is nursed by Vera. Meanwhile, Vera's husband Trevor goes away on business and is nearly compromised by an over-enthusiastic female colleague.
The Crabtrees launch a mad search for their great uncle Herbert in hopes of becoming beneficiaries in his will.
Suspicions and misunderstandings abound when Arthur gets an attractive new secretary, Miss Celia Davenport, at the office, but her stay is only temporary.
Aunt Eva lets the housework slide during her visit, while Raymond's and his brother's behavior upsets the household.
New characters arrive at the Crabtree household: Raymond's traffic warden friend, Elsie; Nigel's girlfriend's Polish aunt Eva; and Raymond's charming ladies' man brother, George.
Son Paul and live-in girlfriend Louise think they should get married, but their decision is not made any easier by all the unsolicited advice they get from family and friends.
Neighbor Vera is issued a court summons over her noisy animals.
The overcrowding in the only bathroom becomes too much for Arthur.
Tracy brings home an actress friend, Abigail, who inspires Arthur to take up acting as well-as an amateur, of course.
Lorraine and Raymond make an appointment with a marriage counselor.
The family resists when Arthur suggests a quiet Christmas without presents and plan a party for all of their friends.
Arthur's first grandchild is due at any moment. A last-minute wedding is in the cards, and Arthur hopes the family will come together for that event. His disappointment lessens with the arrival of a grandson.
Finally Arthur has an ally who is equally opposed to the loose morals of his family. It's Beryl's prim and proper mother, but she arrives with problems of her own. Surprisingly, Raymond comes to Arthur's rescue.
Arthur decides the best solution is to sell the house and move into a small apartment with Beryl. Son-in-law Raymond adds to Arthur's aggravation. The children become irritated with Arthur's attitude and all leave home to live elsewhere.
As soon as Lorraine leaves home, her husband Raymond arrives.
Arthur is upset at the late-night activities of his offspring and, at Trevor's suggestion, attempts to impose a curfew. Those returning home after the curfew will be locked out.
Arthur becomes depressed when he learns that he may lose his job. But when his family starts to speculate on the size of his severance pay, suddenly a whole new world of possibilities opens up. Even Vera has ideas on how to spend his money.
Trevor and Vera suspect Arthur is having an affair when he begins keeping very odd hours.
When the last of their brood leave home for good, Arthur and Beryl go on a second honeymoon.
The kids decide that Beryl needs a change of lifestyle and plan an exciting new career for her. Arthur decides he has the best answers and sets her up to be a receptionist in a hair salon but, as usual, his plans are soon in a tangle.
Trevor has problems with his wife's collection of stray animals.
After Lorraine leaves her husband, she returns home to stay with her parents.
Arthur and Beryl look forward to a new life as the last of their four children leaves home.