Series 15 - 12. Auld Acquaintance

Auld Acquaintance

About this programme

12/26. Former EastEnder and The Bill bad cop Todd Carty guest stars in this festive special of the rural drama. He plays an old army pal of Lord Ashfordly who moves into the hall while the peer is sunning himself in Bermuda, claiming he's there to keep an eye on the place after rumours of a planned break-in. However, he arouses the police's suspicions when he becomes involved with a teenage tearaway who seems to think Christmas isn't so much about giving and receiving as taking without the owner's permission. Elsewhere in the village, Blaketon and Peggy go into competition with rival Santa's grottos, and Ventress has his nose put out of joint when his friends draw straws to see who'll invite him to Christmas dinner while his wife's in hospital.

Cast and crew


Ray Hallam
Todd Carty
David Stockwell
David Lonsdale
Peggy Armstrong
Gwen Taylor
PC Rob Walker
Jonathan Kerrigan
Alf Ventress
William Simons
Dr Helen Trent
Sophie Ward
Keith Gledhill
Luke Adamson
Mr Daniels
Tom Georgeson
PC Phil Bellamy
Mark Jordon
PC Geoff Younger
Steven Blakeley
Sgt George Miller
John Duttine
Josh Jenkins
Lee Booth
Rosie Cartwright
Vanessa Hehir
Gina Ward
Tricia Penrose
Oscar Blaketon
Derek Fowlds
Bernie Scripps
Peter Benson


Roger Bamford
Executive Producer
Keith Richardson
Peter Gibbs