It’s 1980: recession and unemployment have hit Britain, a royal wedding is on the way, and the whole country is wondering who shot JR?
As Jack returns for his fourth year at Ragley-on-the-Forest School, there’s a definite chill in the air. Village schools are being closed down all over the place – will his be one of them? As school life continues – Vera, the school secretary, has to grapple with a new-fangled electric typewriter. Ruby celebrates ten years as the school cleaner, and the village panto throws up some unusual problems – Jack wonders what the future holds . . .