Kevin isn't all that happy about having Bill sleeping on the sofa. Bill fakes a couple of repair estimates to make his the lowest for the insurance. The Duckworths return from Spain to find the inheritance money hasn't arrived yet. Phyllis worries about Des as he's still not married and she feels that he can't look after himself. Mike tells Alma that he's not going to rise to the gossips' bait by rowing over his "affair". The Duckworths have no money and Vera gets angry when Betty refuses to let Jack give her tick at the Rovers. Tricia is annoyed to discover that Mike has entered her flat to empty the meter. In her anger she turns on Deirdre and accuses her of being Mike's lover. Deirdre tells her that she's pathetic and leads an empty life. Bill makes a start clearing out the kitchen at No.13. The Websters tell him how wonderful Rita has been in giving them financial help. A parcel is delivered to the Wiltons with a severed gnome's ear inside and a ransom note for 50 chocolate doubloons. Derek feels that the prankster is playing into their hands and decides to attend the rendezvous at the Red Rec to catch him. Mavis pleads with him to forget all about it.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Derek and Mavis get a shock in the post when a parcel arrives from Arthur's kidnappers. Jack and Vera are home from Spain and awaiting the arrival of their cheque.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 14,210,000 viewers (1st place - combined figure including repeat).
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