The Gazette runs a piece on Alf's O.B.E. with a photograph of him and Betty. Audrey is furious. Alf becomes pompous about his award. Josie gives Raquel darts lessons at the Rovers. Mike wants to show buyers round No.1 and is embarrassed when dressing-gowned Tricia makes a fuss over letting him in. She keeps the house untidy to put the buyers off. Mike backs off when she starts to flirt with him. He is disturbed to realise that he's too old to take Tricia up. Derek cements the gnomes down. Vera is furious to discover that Jack hasn't paid the council tax for three months. He explains he spent the money on their caravanning holiday. Vicky agrees to give Steve £500 to pay off some of his debts on the understanding that he will make sure the Dublin job is completed on time. She also gets him to write down all his debtors. She tells him that she'll lend him £1,000 if he sells his car to raise the other money. Arthur disappears leaving a note saying he refuses to be cemented in. Derek is fascinated to see little gnome footprints in the cement. He thinks they might have been made by a doll's shoes and accuses the Platts of making them. Fiona is impressed when Steve puts his car up for sale, feeling he's doing it to please her.


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  • TV Times synopsis: While Mike Baldwin surprises himself by turning down an interesting offer, a resident makes a daring escape from custody.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 12,800,000 viewers (5th place - combined figure including repeat).
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