Alan gives the receptionist job to Dawn Prescott. Alec tries to fiddle his books. Alan throws an opening party. Brian tells Don that it's none of his business how he spends his evenings. Carole Burns turns up at Alan's grand opening. She threatens to create a scene, calls him a taker and introduces herself to Rita. She tells her that Alan only returned to her for her money. Alan throws her out, she slaps his face. Don tells Ivy about seeing Brian at the nightclub. Rita is convinced that Alan and Carole are finished. The brewery have disclosed Alec's payments on his entertainment job. The taxman tells Alec he could end up in jail for not declaring his earnings.


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  • This was the last episode produced by Bill Podmore.
  • TV Times synopsis: Deserted by his accountant, Alec is still determined to do battle with the Inland Revenue and Bet waits to see what trick he'll pull out of the bag this time. Alan breathes a sigh of relief as he prepares to celebrate the Grand Opening of his new shop, but could the advertisement of his success prove to have been a grave mistake?
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 22,950,000 viewers (1st place - combined figure including repeat).
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