Ivy is upset that Don is thinking of selling the cab. She asks Mike if Don can pay the debt back weekly. He refuses. Alan is put out when the building society want to view No.7 before they agree to the loan. The Wiltons are told they can get a joint mortgage easily. Ivy pays Mike out of her savings, shocking Don. She tells him that he now owes her the money. Alec tells Bet he's taken on a barman. Alan tries to ensure Rita won't be around when the valuer calls.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Don is determined he'll swim and not sink, but Ivy is desperate to bail him out too. And Alan is in danger of becoming too big for his boots when he trips himself up in the process of working around Rita’s daily routine.
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 17,560,000 viewers (4th place).
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