Alan asks Rita to lend him £6,000. She feels he should find out more about the business before he puts money into it. He refuses to wait and is annoyed by her attitude. Shirley celebrates her birthday. She tells Curly she doesn't want to lose the flat as she feels warm and happy with him. Alf misses Audrey and starts to drink for companionship. He feels that Audrey doesn't care about him. He isn't sure if she's coming home at all. Alan tells Rita that if he can't go into business he'll go to work abroad again. Jenny urges Rita to have faith in Alan and lend him the money he needs. Emily gets at Alf over his threat to evict Curly and Shirley. He has enough of the aggro and agrees to them staying. Rita tells Alan she'll lend him the money to stop him leaving.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Alan Bradley needs some money to build up a new career business, but Rita - who is holding the purse strings - isn’t impressed by his prospects. And Curly and Shirley are learning to cope with the fact that what they do with their private lives isn't their own affair.
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 14,800,000 viewers (3rd place).
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