Thomas and Sally meet for the first time on the A1. Having been caught with his pants down, Thomas fixes Sally's car and is reluctantly offered a lift to Leeds; and that's when the sparks start to fly!
Although they try to remain a healthy distance, circumstances semm to keep drawing thomas and Sally back together again.
While the eccentric Lord Winderscale struggles to come to terms with the loss of his prized £1,000,000 Botticelli, Thomas and Sally are placed in danger when they make a startling discovery on board Sally's houseboat. A kidnapping, a hair-raising boat chase along the canal and a few home truths at the manor keep the odd couple busy.
Sally finds herself up against commercial and civic corruption when she sinks her capital in to a canal cruise hire company,
There are disastrous consequences for the hard Geordie Finch brothers when they dabble in a spot of Common Market Euro-crime.
When a photographer comes looking for "the grit and grime" of the north for his latest girlie calendar, Thomas is only too happy to help.
Thomas and Sally save Europe's number-one hitman from a watery grave - and nearly die of shock when he tries to repay them.
Sally's old friend Jane Rowlands and her husband Bill seem blissfully happy. But looks can be deceiving!
Sally's uncle Horace is a cantankerous Yorkshireman who hates most things in life - especially Lancastrians and Londoners!
Mrs Sally Hardcastle meets the other Mrs Hardcastle in an international mix-up. Sally and Thomas fly out to Portugal to unmix it.
Things seem to be going well for Thomas: he started up his own business, and Sally is suddenly back in his life. Can it last?
Sally is frustrated when she can find no solution to the anguish of an old friend who goes to the dogs when her husband leaves home.
Slick city councillor Nick Craven isn't so sharp when it comes to settling his debts - especially the fifty quid he owes Thomas.
Shock-horror surprises, the righting of wrongs and a rift in their relationship combined to torment and antagonise Thomas and Sally.
Sally is taken herself off to the Costa del Sol for a well-earned rest, and Thomas is left behind in Leeds to take care of the business.
Sally and "uncle" Leonard go back a long way so Leonard's sudden death is a shock. She gets another one when she is appointed executor!
A grubby little private detective is the bearer of an unexpected message, which takes Thomas and Sally south to Kent.
Thomas is released from Her Majesty's care to find that Sally has left the area with another man, and is now pregnant.
Probationer Thomas is handed the unenviable task of instructing a group of young offenders in motor mechanics.
Thomas leaves Samantha collecting her own tickets as he sets about a sticky adventure of his own.
There's excitement as construction workers uncover an ancient bone, believed to date back to Viking times.
Thomas is set to drive a lorry-load of engineering samples to Budapest, with Lively as his co-driver: disaster strikes when the lorry is stolen.
British diplomat Isabel Stevens uses her influence to get Thomas released from a Hungarian prison cell.
Fresh from his escapades in Hungary, Thomas returns to find the future of the Steam Museum hanging in the balance due to financial problems.
Thomas is taken back to the sixties when an old friend turns up unexpectedly - And ends up causing him considerable aggro.
Thomas tries desperately to patch things up with Jo, while Lively stumbles across a buried steam engine...