Mind Your Lanaguage Season 1 Episode 5: Mr. Brown and his students are role-playing doing various things, like going to the bank and seeing the doctor. Mr. Brown is wanted at the police station as Jamila is suspected of shoplifting, and it turns out that she took a magazine which she thought was free. Mr. Brown and Ali go to the police station to explain the misunderstanding and Mr. Brown unsuccessfully tries to bribe the police sergeant. In the meantime, Miss Courtney takes charge of the class.
Jamila brings Mr. Brown and Ali back to her place and it seems that there is more stuff she took, having misunderstood the meaning of “free offer”. Mr. Brown decides that he and the students will put the things back without the supermarket knowing as Miss Courtney meets up with them. She asks what they are doing, to which Mr. Brown replies that they are doing an extracurricular activity to avoid suspicion. Just as they are about to finish, Max is unable to get a jar out of his coat pocket and Mr. Brown helps him out, but accidentally knocks over a stack of cans. Mr. Brown and the others are caught by the supermarket manager and end up at the police station. Mr. Brown explains the misunderstanding once again along with Miss Courtney, but the sergeant doesn’t believe them as there’s enough evidence. The sergeant attempts to file a police report and asks the students their names, only to get silly answers as Ali says that “Watt is not his name.” Much to his annoyance, the sergeant stops the report and asks Mr. Brown to promise never to bring the students back, even if they commit a crime.
Back at the school the next day, Miss Courtney and Mr. Brown are approached by a salesman, who tells them that Jamila hasn’t paid for a minibike she ordered last month. As he shows them a coupon she sent in for it that advertises a “7-day free trial”, Jamila is seen riding the bike through the corridor.