8:00pm – Friday, January 27 on ABC1
Susan (Zoe Wanamaker) is disappointed with Ben’s (Robert Lindsay) choice of venue (the local pub) for a ‘romantic’ night out, but when he is recognised as being the son of a talented darts player and invited to join the ‘Menaces’, she relishes the prospect of his absence for three nights a week. This, combined with an unfortunate comment from Michael (Gabriel Thomson) concerning her level of fitness, inspires Susan to hire a personal trainer. Ben doesn’t mind – he is too preoccupied with his darts.
Personal trainer Andre is certainly having an effect on Susan which in turn is having an effect on her bank balance as he can be very persuasive and his products are so reasonably priced.
Meanwhile, the Menaces all agree that Ben is the weak link and throw him out of the team. Ben is devastated, until Roger persuades him to join his team, ‘Roger’s Jollies’ – anything to restore his pride and get one up on the Menaces! The Menaces and the Jollies enter into a wager over who will win the darts tournament.