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Mavis compiles a still-life to take to the art class to please tutor Edwin Davis. Paula starts work at Bettabuy, under Vera's tutelage on shelf-stacking. Emily stops going to the art class as she's so busy. Mavis feels the real reason is she has no talent. Nicky is embarrassed when Ken catches him leering at Fiona. Samir Rachid phones Deirdre to say he can't come as he needs more money. Andy is furious to discover Vera has been smoking instead of teaching Paula and ticks her off. She resents his tone and accuses Paula of being a sneak. Audrey warns Gail not to cook meals for Don as he might take advantage. Des tells Sean about his affair with Tanya. Roger Crompton gives Mavis a lift to the art class where she is put out to find someone else's still-life has been accepted. Later on she wants to introduce Roger to Derek but he is out drinking. The meal goes badly when Martin and Nicky argue. Des decides to call Tanya as witness in the tribunal.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Paula sees Andy in a new light - is romance in the air once again?
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 14,950,000 viewers (2nd place - combined figure including repeat).

Notable dialogue[]

Vera Duckworth (teaching Paula Maxwell the fine art of shelf-stacking): "Right, well you see these, don't you? Well, you pick 'em up off there and you put 'em on 'ere."

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