Second Lieutenant Lionel Hardcastle and Nurse Jean Pargetter met in the summer of 1953 or 1954, depending on the episode, and fell in love, but when Lionel was sent to Korea they lost touch until 38 years later when Lionel uses Jean's secretarial firm, "Type for You", to write his book My Life in Kenya. He had sent her a letter when he arrived in Korea, which she did not receive, and both assumed the other had lost interest. Jean had married David, and after his death set up "Type for You". She has a daughter, Judith Hanson, who had married twice, once to Ken then Edward, but both marriages ended in divorce. Lionel had gone to Kenya and became a coffee planter. He and his wife Margaret had divorced on the grounds of "mutual boredom", and he had moved back to England.