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Yvonne and Barry decide to hold a genteel party for the more refined staff members. This does not include Peggy although they have asked her to give out the invitations. However, come the night of the party she admits she has forgotten to do this and the invitations are now probably lost. Advised by Jeff she summons all the entertainment staff to turn up but they are all going to bed so Barry and Yvonne find themselves the reluctant hosts of a pyjama party.
Hugo Buxton, Jeff's former head of department, comes to the camp to try and persuade him to go back to Cambridge. His visit coincides with the preparation of the Maplin float for the town carnival which features Gladys as Joan of Arc. Things go very awry when the fire on the float gets out of hand and it has to be pulled into the swimming pool. Hugo cannot understand why Jeff prefers such chaos to the academic life, but Jeff replies that he has met real people who are now his friends.
Joe Maplin rings Jeff to say that inspectors are coming to look at land next to the camp with a view to building a new hospital and he wants the staff to sabotage the plan. Opinion is split among the staff but when the inspectors turn up they are greeted by a smelly bonfire and a few very noisy protesters. Peggy, however, is annoyed with Ted for tricking her into taking part by telling her the visitors were Hollywood talent scouts.
The hospital could still be built next to the camp so Maplin sends Jeff a thousand pounds with which to bribe officials. Ted tricks Jeff into letting him do the hand-over but he is pursued by a policeman who wonders why he has so much money and he drops Jeff in it by saying it is a pay-off to a girl impregnated by Jeff. The news comes that the hospital will be built elsewhere. Maplin will donate nine hundred of the thousand pounds to the hospital and Ted hopes to pocket the remaining hundred for himself. However he gives it to Fred, who needs to pay the vet when his horse gets ill.
Ted's ex-wife Hilary turns up. He is behind with her maintenance and could be arrested unless he gives her fifty pounds. Ted and other members of the entertainment staff manage to scrape together forty pounds through a series of scams but Jeff refuses to give Ted the last tenner as Ted still owes him ten pounds from the previous day. Eventualy Jeff relents but Ted is annoyed as he could have got away with giving Hilary forty pounds and has to admit that the bet he placed with Jeff's ten pounds made him a winner so he has to repay Jeff as well.
Following an inspection of the camp by Joe Maplin, Gladys is considered to be the most efficient worker and entitled to a rise. To prove her superiority she sews stripes onto her blazer but other staff members become jealous and decide to add stripes to their uniforms as well. After Gladys' half-brother Gareth has turned up and erroneously identified as a Peeping Tom, Gladys realises that she has been childish and removes the stripes.