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Vera catches Curly training a newly employed starter at Bettabuy and verbally lays into him for not giving her the job. Des tells Raquel that she can move in with him and he gives her a door key. Raquel doesn't notice that Tanya is furious. Ken goes for a meal at Denise's flat but arrives early and catches her bringing in a takeaway and about to pretend that she cooked it. He finds the situation funny and any embarrassment is avoided. Emily persuades Bernard to start his new life with a holiday. He agrees and asks her to go with him. Maureen feels guilty about moving away from Maud. Percy visits Maud who breaks down and complains that she has lost her daughter to Reg. An upset Maureen drags Reg round to see her mother. Tanya goes to her flat alone where Alex Christie rings her to say that he can’t come round.


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  • Lisa Riley appears in this episode as the uncredited, silent and nervous trainee at Bettabuy, sixteen months before making her debut as Mandy Dingle in Emmerdale.
  • TV Times synopsis: The Rev Morton has a proposition for Emily Bishop.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 18,120,000 viewers (2nd place - combined figure including repeat).

Notable dialogue[]

Bet Gilroy (to Raquel Wolstenhulme): "Listen petal, as much as I love yer, I'm not 'aving any emotional scenes - not while there's still hotpot to shift."

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