Josh and Lily are faced with a life threatening situation when they answer a call to an isolated house and are confronted by an axe-man. Inside, they find his elderly father dead but they have to box clever to get out alive. They convince the son that they have to get the patient to hospital but as they drive off, the madman tries to stop them. He later turns up at A&E with his axe and smashes the windows in the entrance and then drives off. He's later arrested by the police and brought into A&E for treatment. Megan gets a visit from Tony's wife Eileen, and finds out he's been lying to her. When a young couple bring their young baby daughter in and she's found to have a broken leg and other old injuries, suspicion falls on the mother but Dr Beth Ramanee has other ideas. She clashes with consultant Julian Chapman and the paediatrician Esther Macauley. When Tony Walker arrives, he too, clashes with Esther and later persuades Beth to get a second opinion, which proves to be the rig

Aired on 11/09/1990

Derek Thompson Derek ThompsonCharlie Fairhead
Tessa Peake-Jones Tessa Peake-JonesEsther Macauley
Dearbhla Molloy Dearbhla MolloyEileen Walker
Matthew Scurfield Matthew ScurfieldStan
Fred Pearson Fred PearsonFrank Philpott
Heather CanningThelma Philpott
Ian FlintoffHeadmaster
Jeremy RamplingMiles Philpott
Ginnie HoleWriter
Jenny KillickDirector