Sister George is a famous character in a BBC soap opera series, a nurse who cycles about singing hymns, doing good deeds, and spreading cheer. Because of the struggle for ratings, and because there is gossip of notoriety in her personal life, the BBC decides to “kill her off” by having her involved in an accident

The woman who comes to make the deathblow announcement is rather pleased to see that the gamey gossip about her home life is true, for here she finds the cigar smoking, gin drinking, hard cursing Sister George waited on slavishly by a female lover whom the woman proceeds to steal from her.