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Wally describes Billy as "just an alcoholic playboy". Back at The Grand, Ethel and Doreen persuade Rhoma to give Billy one more chance.
It emerges that Patterson had phoned Gloria and said that Billy wanted to see her; he then tipped-off Rhoma.
Maurice Denham [ Major Hopkinson ], Donald Sumpter [ Jack Evans ], Carl Duering [ Van Kessel ], Stacy Davies [ DI Thomas ], John Forgeham [ Lenny Gates ], Jim Dunk [ Ronnie Gates ], Matthew Scurield [ Sgt Wilson ], Stephen Bill [ Water Board Official ] Major Hopkinson, an old man who collects chiming clocks asks Ken for help after he is terrorised by some thugs to whom he owes money. Michael O'Hagan [ Brook ], Ken Kitson [ Tom ], Charles Lawson [ Niall Mahoney ], Sean Lawlor [ Sean Mahoney ], Lloyd Mc Guire [ Massie ], Michael Eaves [ Phipps ], Timothy Block [ Collins ], John Dallimore [ Hart ], Frank Ellis [ Lee ], Roger Mc Kern [ Burrows ], Geoffrey Greenhill [ Pearce ], Pat Rossiter [ Mrs Lee ], Len Marten [ Parker ], Dick Brannick [ Caretaker ], Terry John [ Policeman ], Richard Henry Edwards [ Barman ], Bunny Reed [ Irish Drinker 1 ], Ray Callaghan [ Irish Drinker 2 ] Malcolm Jamieson [ Billy Buchanan ], Brendan Price [ Grant ], Malcolm Terris [ Wally Paterson ], Anthony Stamboulien [ Abdul Ibrahim ], Lindy Whiteford [ Rhoma Buchan ], Gina Maher [ Gloria ], John Arthur [ John ], Roger Hammond [ Frames ], Robert Gibbs [ Rings ], Richard Park [ Ron ], Daniel Darcy [ Seb ] Harry is organising a charity football match between the firemen and the All Stars.
Billy "The Kid" Buchan, an out-of-work Scottish footballer, has flown over from Hong Kong to play in the match.
Ibrahim offers Billy the job as manager (having sacked Patterson), but Billy turns him down when Rhoma agrees to have him back.
Richard Griffiths [ Sidney Garbutt ], Tracie Bennett [ Patsy ], Robert Gray [ Mather ], Nick Stringer [ Wiggins ], Phil Smeeton [ West ], David Lynch [ West's Mate ], Thelma Whiteley [ Sylvia Garbutt ], Alex Leppard [ Reg ], Chris Sanders [ Enrico ], Mark Billingham [ Policeman ] Patsy, a young woman who is staying at The Grand, befriends Sidney Garbutt, another guest who has lost his memory. Mc Kenna [ Erroll Mc Laverty ], Larry Lamb [ Alan Prendergast ], William Simons [ Appleby ], Dave Hill [ Laing ], Ralph Nossek [ Walter Prendergast ], Alan Surtees [ George ], John Bardon [ Fisherman ], Paul Farla [ Pub Landlord ] Ken is employed by a genial Irishman, Erroll Mc Laverty, to bring a canal boat back to Birmingham from near London. But two scruffy men, Appleby and Laing, are following the boat.But what has caused Sidney to lose his memory in the first place? Then Ken and Doreen hear strange sounds from the boat's cargo hold.They discover that an escaped convict, Alan Prendergast, is hiding in the boat - Mc Laverty had employed Ken to smuggle Alan back to his father, Walter Prendergast.Ken accuses Patterson of trying to blacken Billy's name because he feels that his own position with the team is being threatened by the prospect of a younger and more talented coach.
Ken takes Ibrahim to the match to watch Billy's performance and to judge his talents for himself.
Grant, who has an agreement to take 25% of Billy's takings, threatens him: "If you screw this up for me, I'll see you never play for another British club".