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An Island Parish - Series 3
Sept to Dec 2008
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The chronicle of life in the parish of the Isles of Scilly returns for its third series. An Island Parish is a British television documentary made by Tiger Aspect Productions for BBC2 which covers the lives of residents in the Island parish of the Isles of Scilly, the remotest parish within the Church of England.
Episode 1 - The Start of a Long Journey
19 September 2008
Love is in the air as word gets out that Sophie and Mark the lifeboatman are planning the wedding of the year. Meanwhile, the Minister the Reverend David rolls up his sleeves to help with the start of the tourist season. Toby the baker indulges in a fantasy he has been dreaming of for months. And an old friend returns to the island of Bryher to official open the replacement quay, the original of which she and her team built 18 years previously.
Episode 2 - Always Check The Forecast
26 September 2008
The Minister the Reverend David is increasingly concerned for the families of the four island men planning a dangerous row across the Atlantic. Meanwhile, legendary boatman Fraser Hicks is having bad luck as usual getting his boat ready for the all-important holiday season. And children from the islands' school embark on a daunting journey to very unfamiliar territory.
Episode 3 - Just Days To Go
3 October 2008
It's Easter on the Isles of Scilly, the traditional start of the holiday season, and the islanders hold their breath to see how much the credit crunch will affect their livelihoods. Meanwhile, its time to say a fond farewell to a much-loved figure, Bishop Bill, the Bishop of Truro; and the locals turn out in force as the Revd. David blesses the little rowing boat which they hope will carry the Scilly Boys safely home on their epic voyage from America.
Episode 4 - Uncharted Waters
10 October 2008
After two years of preparation, it is time for the four island men who plan to row across the Atlantic from New York back home to Scilly to say a tearful farewell to the islands. Meanwhile, the Reverend David makes a rare trip to the mainland for the culmination of a four-year dream; and the islanders rally round with some imaginative ideas to try to stop the cash-strapped Heike the vet having to leave.
Episode 5 - Best Foot Forward
10 October 2008 (Aired following e04)
Faced with the possibility of having to leave the islands, Heike the cash-strapped vet comes up with an extraordinary idea to raise money - using her feet. Meanwhile, Leo the bull-terrier gives Auntie Kris a nasty shock; and the Reverend David is summoned to the mainland for a meeting with his boss to discuss his future on the Isles of Scilly.
Episode 6 - Departures and an Unexpected Arrival
24 October 2008
There is no Indian food on the Isles of Scilly, so it's a big night for Paulie and Toby, who are trying to introduce curry on the menu at the Seven Stones, the only pub on St Martin's. Meanwhile, Heike the vet is involved in a very rare occurrence on Scilly - a car accident, and the arrival of a young stranger from Canada has profound implications for Nigel up at the airport cafe.
Episode 7 - Sowing the Seeds
31 October 2008
The islanders need to start coming up with new and innovative ideas to earn some cash quickly as the economic squeeze begins to bite on the remote Isles of Scilly. Meanwhile, Heike the vet's long term plan to improve her fortunes by reviving her foot-modelling career comes to a head. And Greg, the long-lost son of Nigel at the Air Fayre Café, announces he wants to train as a Buddhist monk.
Episode 8 - Life Will Never Be The Same
7 November 2008
Dramatic news reaches the Isles of Scilly in the early hours that the four island men attempting to row home on a 3000 mile voyage from America have capsized in the middle of the North Atlantic. As the hours tick by, friends and family have an agonising wait to hear if the men have been rescued. The skills of the Revd David are put to the test as he tries help the islanders cope with what's happened.
Episode 9 - Coming Home
14 November 2008
It's an emotional moment on the Isles of Scilly as they prepare to welcome home the four island men who nearly drowned attempting to row across the Atlantic. Meanwhile, the launch of Toby and Paulie's book about their life on St Martin's is nearly ruined by some uninvited guests, and Heike's veterinary nurse Sara turns up on the other side of the world, in the South Pacific.... hotly pursued by an ardent young Greg.
Episode 10 - Difficult Days for the Minister
21 November 2008
On the Isles of Scilly, the countdown is underway for the re-election of the Minister the Revd. David Easton - now it's up to his congregation to decide if he should stay on the islands, or pack his bags.
Meanwhile, there is more trouble for Toby as the future of his pub the Seven Stones is threatened by big staffing problems; and Heike, the hard-pressed and lonely island vet, begins her quest to find a boyfriend.
Episode 11 - Winds of Change
28 November 2008
On the Isles of Scilly, tension rises as David's boss, the Revd. Steve Wild, arrives from the mainland to oversee the minister's crucial re-election vote. If he loses it David will be forced to leave the islands.
Meanwhile an uncharacteristically shy Heike the vet reveals a mystery boyfriend, and Nigel from the Air Fayre Cafe conjures up a little bit of magic to help him catch his first lobster in three years.
Episode 12 - A Sad End to the Affair
5 December 2008
In the series finale, there is a big shock in store for the islanders as the result of the vote on Reverend David is released and his future on Scilly is made public.
Meanwhile, Sophie from the Tourist Office prays for good weather for her wedding day over on one of the off-islands, St Agnes. Then there's Heike the vet's romance with Alistair that is rapidly hotting up.
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