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Alan is surprised to find that Fiona has become insecure. They are both happy to have made up. She decides she wants to marry as soon as possible, puzzling Maxine who doesn't understand the rush. Deirdre hopes that Jon Lindsay will take her away abroad, telling him they could do with a break together. Alan is stunned when Fiona tells him they could get married at a registry office in three weeks. He is happy with the idea but worries that both of their mothers will be disappointed in a low-key affair. Angie celebrates when a buyer is interested in her own label. Steve goes behind Bill and Jim's back to talk to the property owner. He comes back with the news that if their quote is right they'll get the job. Jim is annoyed as they don't have the resources and is stunned when Steve tells him that he's prepared to invest his £15,000 in the business. Audrey feels sorry for pregnant Zoe and assures her everything will work out for her. Zoe lets Audrey jump to the conclusion that Gary is the father. Steve feels that Fiona will be more interested in him when he's got a future to offer her. The bank manager agrees to lend Gary £2,000. Judy is thrilled. Audrey spreads gossip that Gary is the father of Zoe's baby. Deirdre is disappointed when Jon tells her that he doesn't want to fly on holiday and suggests they go to Scotland. She is forced to agree. Steve is upset to discover Fiona and Alan have been reconciled. Alan delights in telling him that Fiona is marrying him in three weeks.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Is Fiona rushing into marriage? Steve has big plans for the future.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 13,980,000 viewers (2nd place - combined figure including repeat).
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