Alan receives a £15,000 cheque from the building society. Betty is pleased when Charlie Bracewell springs to her defence when Jack picks on her. Alan takes Len's old driving licence as identification in order to open a bank account in Len's name. Rita is pleased that Alan has got the loan for the shop. Alec is given the chance to manage a seven-week tour of the Middle East. He's elated but Bet refuses to let him go.


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  • This episode marks long-term contributor Brian Finch's final script for the programme.
  • Both this and the following episode were repeated on Sunday 22nd January at 5.35pm in the programme's first-ever scheduled omnibus edition.
  • TV Times synopsis: Money is no object when Alan Bradley digs himself deeper and deeper into the mire.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 21,500,000 viewers (2nd place - combined figure including repeat).
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