Audrey and Keith enjoy a breakfast after their night togther. They're shocked when Craig appears. Carol excitedly tells Jamie she's meeting boyfriend Eric Talford again. Jamie's proud of his new sober happy mum. As Carol leaves a roll of ten pound notes falls out of her handbag. Blanche sees Audrey leaving Keith's house and realise that she's still in the same clothes she had on the night before. Gail and Eileen row again. Gail blames Eileen for letting Jason and Sarah use her house. They proceed to argue and insult each other's children. Still worried about the missing cheques, Mike decides to step up security and insists everyone has their bags and pockets searched before they leave the factory. Jason assures Eileen he doesn't love Sarah - it's just sex. Blanche enjoys spreading the gossip about Audrey and Keith. Norris is agog. Dev offers Craig a job in the Corner Shop. He starts that evening after school. Lloyd's impressed to hear how Jack once won £60,000 on the dogs and the horses. He asks him for some tips. Audrey and Keith go public with their relationship. Gail's delighted for them. Hayley's offended and furious that Mike could possibly think she's a thief. She refuses to have her bag searched so Mike sacks her.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Mike seems to be losing his grip when he tells his staff their bags will be searched in the hunt for the missing cheques - a suggestion that outrages Hayley. Blanche ensures Audrey and Keith are the subject of hot gossip when she sees the widow leaving her lover's house in the morning.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 12,170,000 viewers (1st place).
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