Emily goes with Mavis to look for her wedding outfit. She can't make up her mind what to wear. Alan decides to look for a shop to start retailing alarms. He tries to get public sympathy by saying Rita is after all his money. Emily has enough of Mavis's dithering about as she tries on hundreds of dresses. Alan looks for somewhere to live. He tells Carole Burns he doesn't want her being dragged into everything. Phyllis assures Arnold Swift she's not using him. He agrees to take her out. Emily is worried that Derek is having second thoughts about marrying Mavis. Percy promises her that he'll keep an eye on him.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Alan doles out a few surprises when he acts on Rita's ultimatum, but not till after hearing Mike Baldwin's advice. Speculation runs rife about the wedding of the year when both Mavis and Derek show signs of pre-nuptial nerves.
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 16,850,000 viewers (4th place).
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