Lynne and 'Mantha are at a fancy dress party. Lynne tells 'Mantha that the local police chief was going to make a big speech. 'Mantha asks what it was going to be about and Lynne tells her it was going to be about a crackdown on local crime. 'Mantha asks why he didn't make his speech and Lynne replies that it seems that someone stole his notes.
The fancy dress party that Lynne and 'Mantha are attending has no theme. We see such costumes as an Elizabethan dandy, Poison Ivy and Cleopatra, in addition to Lynne's saucy policewoman and 'Mantha's air stewardess. We can't see George but maybe his costume is so good it's hard to recognise him. Is that him as the Elizabethan dandy?
For some reason, the local police chief was going to make a big speech at this fancy dress party. There have been many charity balls and dinner dances for the upper echelons of Wimbledon's Glitterati but they have decided to go one more step to the left in order for them to put their hands in their pockets once more. The woman dressed as Poison Ivy is actually the mayor's wife, Cleopatra is the head of a local bank and the laughing cavalier is the local vicar. They've all made it out for this, the First Annual Charity Fancy Dress Party in Aid of the Wimbledon Neighbourhood Watch Foundation.
Of course the party ends up being a bit of a damp squib when the police chief fails to deliver his keynote speech. It was rather foolish of him not to keep another copy of his speech, or indeed not writing out the speech in full. It seems that he prefers to just use notes and riff a bit when delivering his speeches. He's made quite a name for himself and everyone was really looking forward to it. Oh well, at least the man from the circus brought his hall of mirrors with him.