Terry Early's announcement that he and Susan Rickworth intend to marry rouses the fury of the formidable Alice, Terry's mother, on account of a previous relationship between her and Reuben Rickworth, Susan's father. Sam Early is caught in th middle of this and his peace of mind - as that of his crony Joe - is shattered. Alice's sudden demise, following her handling of a faulty electric kettle lent her by the inquisitive neighbour, Mabel, promises a peaceful solution. But Alice as a vengeful ghost is even more formidable than as a live wife and mother. Much drama ensues in which both families - and Mabel- are involved, before Alice's ashes can be persuaded to lie quiet in her urn until Sam is ready to join her.
- Genre: Farce, Romantic Comedy
- Time Period: 1980s
- Cast Attributes: Not Applicable
- Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences