It's the 1950's and Sidney "Pop" Larkin has managed to avoid paying taxes for practically his entire working life. He embarks on a number of ill-fated entrepreneurial ventures and his daughter causes more than one head to turn with her flirtatious ways. But the flamboyant Larkins are thoroughly devoted to each other in good times and bad.
Story of "two sisters attempting to find happiness in the tightly structured society of [19th] century England. Elinor, disciplined, restrained and very conscious of the manners of the day, represents sense. Outspoken, impetuous, emotional Marianne represents sensibility. Attracted to a man already promised to another, Elinor suffers silently to keep scandal away from her family. Marianne enjoys a flirtation with a handsome scoundrel that could lead...
After an encounter with the deadly Mandragora Helix, the Doctor and Sarah Jane land in 15th Century San Martino. In the midst of danger, secrecy and intrigue, they witness the flowering of the Italian Renaissance. However, the Doctor realizes that a third visitor has arrived with him in the TARDIS. It is a force with the power to wipe out human civilization forever. The Doctor has brought it to Earth, and only the Doctor can stop it.
It looks like a tragic accident when Victor Dean falls down the spiral staircase at Pym's Publicity Ltd. His replacement (Wimsey in disguise) sets out to find the truth which leads him to a drug ring operating through someone at the agency.