Ivy is suspicious when Mike puts a ban on overtime at the factory. A valuer, Mr Craven, looks over the factory but Mike tells the workers that he's an insurance agent. Gail worries that Nicky is mithering Martin too much. Martin tells her that he doesn't mind and invites him to join them watch the banger-racing. Emily takes a phone call from a man confirming that Mike wants to cancel buying new sewing machines. Sally is annoyed when Kevin and Mark Casey refuse to let her near the banger at the racetrack. Audrey and Alma are picked up at a wine bar by Dave and Terry. Kevin comes fifth in the race. Sally is furious to discover that there was a ladies race which Kevin hadn't told her about. She hits back by driving the trailer home, leaving Kevin and Mark stranded. Emily interrupts Mike and Dawn's romantic evening. She accuses Mike of running the factory down with a view to selling it. He asks her to keep the news from the girls. She refuses to lie for him.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Emily's hackles are raised when she thinks she's becoming caught up in a web of secrecy. And Sally feels cheated when she discovers her role in the banger racing event isn't all it was cracked up to be.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 15,730,000 viewers (5th place - combined figure including repeat).
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