Passionate soap opera about a son attending his father’s funeral in his childhood village and finding he is now the heir of the family’s farm estate.
S01:E01 - Episode 1
Jack Sugden comes home for his father's funeral after a 9 year absence and discovers that his family resents him because his father left him the farm.
S01:E02 - Episode 2
Problems arise when 250 hens have to be destroyed because of a disease, while Joe and Jack find that a bird has been shot on the property and suspect Henry Wilks is poaching.
S01:E03 - Episode 3
The hens have been disposed of but Jack refuses to get any more. Having discovered an old mill house on the land, he decides to live there and give the farm to Annie, Peggy and Joe.
S01:E04 - Episode 4
It is revealed that Jack has a secret life with "Lynn" in London and is hiding from something. Meanwhile, Marian's car breaks down and Jack helps her out.
S01:E05 - Episode 5
Joe finds out that Jack was seen coming out of the barn with Marian, so he goes to the Wilks farm to see if Jack is there.
S01:E06 - Episode 6
Jack does not want to work so he asks Matt to hire someone. Joe overhears Jack telling someone on the phone to meet him at the Feathers on Wednesday.
S01:E07 - Episode 7
Jack tells Wilks if he uses the new road, it must also be open to the public to use. Wilks doesn't want people passing through his property, so he decides to scrap the whole lawsuit.
S01:E08 - Episode 8
Jack goes to the Feathers to meet Lynn, who has registered under Sugden. The Wilks are also at the same hotel and Henry spots Jack and Lynn together.
S01:E09 - Episode 9
Tom tells Ruth about a car accident between Henry and Joe. Matt talks to Jack about a new van, while Tom asks Jack for a job. PC Ball asks Amos if Joe had been at the Woolpack drinking before the accident.
S01:E10 - Episode 10
Matt has his interview today and Ruth goes to see Jack, but realizes that there is nothing between them. Joe has woken up and is in bad shape, while Wilkes has a compound fracture in his leg.
S01:E11 - Episode 11
Matt tells Peggy that he did not get the job and she goes after Jack for money. Matt tells Jack that Tom is lazy, meanwhile Tom gets Ruth to go to the Woolpack because he wants to bump into Jack.
S01:E12 - Episode 12
Tom starts throwing threats about Jack being the real father of Tom's son Jackie. Ruth begs Jack to sack him, while Marian breaks off with Jack, then he sacks Tom.
S01:E13 - Episode 13
Jack buys a new van for Matt and Peggy, while Annie realizes Jack has more money than he is letting on. PC Ball is back to tell Joe that his insurance has expired.
S01:E14 - Episode 14
Ruth and Tom Merrick have moved, but her sister Janie stays. The new van has been stolen and Peggy and Matt have to tell Annie. Marian is trying to move on from Jack and goes on a date with Norman.
S01:E15 - Episode 15
Henry gets a letter from Tom Merrick telling him that Jack is married, so he invites him to dinner to confront him. Joe tells Marian that Jack is married and she asks around the village about it.
S01:E16 - Episode 16
Norman asks Marian to marry him, while Grandad's birthday at the pub is ruined by Jack and Janie. Tom's letter says that Jack is the father of Tom's son Jackie.
S01:E17 - Episode 17
Joe comes home from hospital while Peggy is about to have twins. Wilks wants to farm his land and Joe gets a summons, while Wilks offers to lie to police for Joe.
S01:E18 - Episode 18
Jack goes to London, while Joe thinks Marian will help him through night school. Peggy wants to move, Joe kisses Janie, The van has been returned and Annie storms into the Wilk's place.
S01:E19 - Episode 19
Annie confronts Marian about playing Jack against Joe. Marian tells Joe she won't help him with his night school just to keep her distance.
S01:E20 - Episode 20
Wilks offers to buy Jameson's land in order to expand his estate. Frank and Janie go on a date, while Grandad collapses in the barn and the doctor is called.