It's almost Christmas in the Village of Epping and celebrations of the season are in full swing with the annual Christmas Play taking center stage. Aspiring village thespians are in the throes of dramatic roles but when the elderly vicar of Epping goes on a sudden vacation just prior to the start of production, the 'village telegraph' is launched into a tizzy of speculation. Things don't get any merrier when the handsome yet bashful curate hired to temporarily replace the vicar revamps traditional arrangements. Soon accusations and allegations are flying, with a few death threats thrown in for good measure, and the idyllic village becomes once again the scene of a suspicious death. Drama - in all its varieties - is part and parcel in the lives of Cornelia and Susana Leslie and the inveterate village snoops offer their support to Scotland Yard only to become embroiled in the act of their lives.
Another gastronomic delight mixed in with a little murder - can't get any better for a cold winter's night by the Christmas tree.