Preparations for the play get Ernie down. Mavis lets herself be bullied by the prop benefactors into giving them tickets. Albert doesn't want to help out as he doesn't like Oscar Wilde. Lucille and Danny make up after their row over Annie. Minnie tells Alf she's not putting Ena up any more when she returns from St Annes; it is up to him to find her somewhere to live. Lucille pushes Danny for his future plans and asks if he wants to get married eventually. He thinks Annie prepped her. She tells him she loves him. Alf asks Albert if he'd 'foster' Ena. He says it'll happen over his dead body. Annie goes away for the weekend leaving Ernie in the lurch. Alf has to play Lady Bracknell in the rehearsal. Gertie tells Minnie she should let Ena live in her front parlour, and store her own furniture at the Community Centre. Ernie grows exasperated with his cast, telling them they aren't injecting any life into the lines. Lucille is shocked when Danny's wife Sandra turns up.


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  • In studio chatter over the countdown clock, Stephen Hancock can be heard telling someone "I didn't know you were going to do that."
  • TV Times synopsis: Who is Lucille's unexpected caller?
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 5,900,000 homes (16th place). This somewhat low figure in comparison to surrounding episodes is explained by this edition being transmitted on Easter Monday - a public holiday.
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