Martin assures Rita that Dawn Prescott was not interested in Alan. Mavis panics about the dinner party. Terrified of being caught, Rita searches Alan's office. She finds letters from the building society. Alan returns to the office but she doesn't let on about what she's found. Bet interviews barmaids. Kevin realises that he can't raise the money to buy the garage and Gail decides to sell it to Tom Casey. Derek tries hard to impress Arthur Dabner. He and Mavis are both disappointed when Arthur has little appetite and spends the evening talking to Emily. They make a date to see each other again.


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  • Don Brennan (Geoff Hinsliff) is credited but does not appear.
  • TV Times synopsis: Mavis is getting in a stew about preparations for dinner at the Wiltons and worrying that it will turn out to be another almighty flop. Rita is mulling over Dawn's serious accusations against Alan and deciding what course of action she must now take to uncover the real truth.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 25,530,000 viewers (1st place - combined figure including repeat).
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