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Martin accuses Gail of betraying him. Des doesn't want Raquel to learn about Tanya by catching them together. Tanya gets annoyed when he talks about how wonderful Raquel is. Des asks Alma not to tell anyone what she saw. Tanya feels that Des is just like Alex; she'll always be a bit on the side. Derek drives Emily out into the country where they talk about their failed lives. She feels that she'll always be let down whilst he feels he'll always be just an ordinary little man. He wishes he could be a hero for Mavis. Nicky decides that he wants to be called "Nick" from now on. Derek is moved when Mavis calls him her hero for taking Emily out. Maud is astonished when Percy announces his plan to visit France for the 50th anniversary of D-Day. Martin asks Gail to remember that if she says anything at the enquiry which has come from him he'll lose his job. She feels it's more important to find out why Mandy Baker died.


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  • TV Times synopsis: A clash of interests at Number 8 puts the Platts' marriage under strain.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 14,670,000 viewers (2nd place - combined figure including repeat).
  • The ITV3 repeat of this episode on 10th December 2019 was edited, trimming 27" from the end of a Kabin scene in Part One, to remove Derek Wilton's uses of the terms "batty" and "a screw loose" in relation to Emily Bishop, and a further 4" was cut from a later scene in the countryside in Part Two, where Emily herself describes herself as a "batty old neighbour".
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