After his night with Raquel, Des feels that people will think she's a slag but she has no regrets. Vera tells Jack that they're giving up smoking to economise. Derek feels wretched as he's cross-examined by Mr Hopkinson in court over Ted's state of mind when he made his will. He is forced to admit to telling to a customer that Ted wasn't "all there". Rita has to admit that Ted sometimes confused her with Doris, his first wife. Mike agrees to cash Doug's cheque, for a price, Doug is forced to agree. Judge Lancaster decides that the will must be laid aside, the estate must entirely go to Rita, wiping out the bequests to the Brookeses but Rita must pay costs. Philip Brookes feels vindicated but annoyed that he's lost money. Ken tells Tracy that she's been childish over Doug and his money. Rita is upset that Ted's character has been besmirched. Bet makes her celebrate getting the Brookeses out of her hair. Ken is annoyed that Doug has been trying to get his family to break the law. Mike enjoys ice-skating with Mark and Nicky. He gives Doug his money but keeps £500 for his accounts. Doug is depressed. Raquel wants to be more comfort to Des but he tells her that he doesn't think it would be a good idea for her to stay again. He feels guilty about using her.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Will Rita stand up to being cross-examined as her life with Ted is debated in court?
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 19,240,000 viewers (2nd place - combined figure including repeat).
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