Gail clears out Brian's things. Alan invites Dawn Prescott to join him on business in Preston. DP can't make the meal so Ray Griffiths agrees to attend. Alan invites Dawn and Martin to lunch and tells Martin to remember another engagement. Martin refuses to lie to Dawn and leaves. Alan takes Dawn out and gets drunk. Ivy goes to confession about her anger towards Gail. She tells the priest, Father Donavan, that she hates Gail for not giving Brian a proper burial. He takes her into his study. He assures her that Brian is safe and advises her to make her peace with Gail. Persuaded, she begs forgiveness from Gail for her selfishness and they embrace. They agree to look forward, not back. Kevin can't cope on his own at the garage. Ray drops out of the meal so Arthur Dabner, the accountant accepts. Mavis realises that she'll have to find another woman to make up the numbers. Alan spends the afternoon drinking. He makes a pass at Dawn and is angry when she refuses to go to Preston. She realises that he is going to rape her and manages to escape.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Since Ivy’s not set foot outside the house since Brian’s funeral, Mike Baldwin takes it upon himself to make some enquiries. Don is very concerned when he returns to find Ivy missing. And Dawn is unaware just how demanding her job could turn out to be, till she's driven to defend herself.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 21,380,000 viewers (1st place - combined figure including repeat).
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