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Jack wants rid of Cliff, who tells him that he's come to make up for all the harm he did him in the past. Cliff explains he's got a bad heart and hasn't long to live, a year at the most. Jack is touched but still not happy with his brother's presence. Emily is upset when Samir accuses her of setting the immigration men onto him because he owes her money. Maureen leaves Maud at the shop all afternoon whilst she and Reg make love in a hotel. She lets her think she's been at the cash and carry. Vera enjoys the way Cliff flirts with her. She spoils him and upsets Jack by inviting him to stay for Christmas. She is flattered when he tells her he married a woman called Vera. Deirdre is annoyed when Samir's mother writes about meeting his "young" English bride and suspects he has lied about her age. Gail looks forward to a family Christmas and is furious when Martin admits he's going to be working on Christmas Day.


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  • A waiter in the Victoria Hotel is uncredited, despite having lines of dialogue.
  • TV Times synopsis: Jack is keen to evict the cuckoo in his nest but Vera has other plans.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 16,340,000 viewers (3rd place - combined figure including repeat).
  • The ITV3 repeat of this episode on 27th February 2020 was transmitted without any cuts.
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