The arrest of Tim Hawkridge's lifelong friend, young Will, in connection with a hit and run fatality makes Gloria give him an alibi. It also leads to the suspicion that antique French furniture is being copied and sold in Mayfair using the same provenance. Helene's glamorous mother uses her influence to deal with the French end. Antique furniture is not the only thing brought in by yacht and a mystery consignment leads to a hunt for terrorists. The chef in a charter yacht is the son of a Minister and this causes trouble in Whitehall. A male nurse is cheating patients in an old people's home and the movement of the US Army into Qatar brings problems for the Hawkridge radio station.