Bert goes to court for non-declaration of earnings. He pleads guilty. Alec works at the factory, repairing the sewing machines. Annie buys an expensive tea-service for Gordon. She is stunned to hear that he has already married. Bert is given £90 in fines and has to repay £200 dole. Ron Sykes tells Brian that he's having to sell the garage and sack him. He's landed a contract in Qatar in the Gulf States to service the government department's motor fleet. He offers Brian a job, telling him that the money will be very good. Annie is stunned when Fred offers his services as escort to her. She tells him that she has someone else lined up. Brian tells Gail that he's going to lose his job and wants to go to Qatar for six months. She is stunned.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Brian Tilsley's boss tells him that the garage is closing down, and makes him an offer he can't refuse. But what will Gail say? Bert appears in court on his dole-fiddling charge. What will the verdict be?
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 16,800,000 viewers (3rd place).
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