Adrian is introduced as an acquaintance of Grant Mitchell. Adrian is called urgently to The Queen Victoria public house in August 1992 to do some repair work on its furniture, after Grant had smashed the place up during a heated row with his wife, Sharon Mitchell. Adrian spends several days mending the furniture, though Sharon finds his presence an irritation, as he makes loud noises and takes up room in her bar. She is pleased with the job he does in the end, and is more than happy with his reasonable fee. Frank Butcher also tries to employ Adrian to install a cab office for his wife's cab firm in Bridge Street café. He wants to relocate the office from its current location at the car lot, where he works. When Frank's wife, Pat Butcher, finds out, she forbids Frank from going ahead with the plan.