In the sleepy little town of Blandley everybody knows everybody else's business. Any minor incident becomes a major event in their lives, and the biggest stir in recent years is caused by the arrival of the young new district nurse, Joanna Jones. Setting out jauntily on her first round of patients, Joanna crashes into the car of the handsome local farmer, Henry Edwards. Before she can even reach her first patient Joanna receives an emergency call from the vicarage, and is somewhat surprised to find that the charlady, Mrs. Wood, has feigned an injury so she can be the first in the village to get a close look at the new nurse. Joanna's patients have one complaint in common - that she doesn't compare very favourably with her predecessor. Can Joanna win over the villagers, particularly with her mother creating chaos all round as she tries to play cupid?