Steve counts on Des to be his witness against Sean but Des refuses. Des is informally questioned by DS Cartwright; Des says he didn't see anything. DS Cartwright tells Steve that he needs a witness or he can't progress. Audrey tells Alma about Martin's fling. When Alma calls Audrey a hypocrite for her moral judgment of Martin, Audrey walks out of the cafe. Sean is annoyed that Des hasn't backed up his story. Steve tells him that he'll find someone whom Sean has crossed to corroborate his story. Sean worries and is forced to accept Steve's offer of paying off the debt at £20 a week. Cartwright is annoyed when Steve drops his charges against Sean. Cartwright warns Steve about wasting police time.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Steve plays a dangerous game. Audrey gets an unexpected reaction when she lets Alma into a secret.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 14,870,000 viewers (7th place - combined figure including repeat). The ratings for this episode were adversely affected by the transmission of Comic Relief on BBC1.
  • The ITV3 repeat of this episode on 26th March 2020 was transmitted without any cuts.
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