Clive's first scene as Jack was outside the farm.
"Oh, Annie, it's the man from the travelling library!"
"Eh? They're not coming round door-to-door now, are they?" Annie was highly puzzled.
"Just trying to encourage more people to read, Mrs Sugden!" said Jack, stepping over the threshold.
Annie was delighted: "Jack! You're early! You were gonna phone! I was gonna come to meet you!"
Jack: "I 'ad to walk it, Ma."
Annie: "Oh! Nothing's ready, you know!"
Sam: " 'Course it is! Been ready for ages!"
Annie: "I didn't expect you to walk in like that! Oh, it's good to see you! You look well, I'll say that for you. Welcome home, lad!"
Sam: "Aye, welcome back, lad!"
More to follow on Jack's funeral at the weekend. In the meantime, for all those interested in Clive Hornby's opening decade as Jack Sugden, please look at our 'Jack Sugden' label here.