Deirdre tells Eileen that Blanche is going to Portugal with her friend May Penn from the One o'clock Club. Deirdre's horrified when she sees the article in the Gazette. It mentions Jon Lindsay, her stint in prison and Tracy's life sentence for murder. It's clear Norris is enjoying the gossip. Graeme arrives on crutches with his foot in bandage. He's cross with Norris for letting go of the ladder and Ashley's fed up as Graeme isn't fit for work. Mr Rickson of Rickson's Robes calls in the factory for a meeting with Carla. He's impressed with the girls and Carla hopes he'll place another large order. Deirdre's furious with Ken for giving the journalist so many family details. Ken explains how he did it for Peter - he's an alcoholic and shouldn't be running a bar. Deirdre's unimpressed and tells him to shove his principles. DS Smith calls in the factory and tells Carla she's needed at the police station for further questioning. Carla's embarrassed whilst Mr Rickson is bemused. Kirk comes into The Kabin and tells Norris and Emily that Graeme didn't break their window but it was some lads kicking a ball about. Dev meets up with Bernie for lunch and asks her to move in with him. However Bernie takes offence realising he's just trying to get even with Sunita. Norris apologises to Graeme. DS Smith tells Carla that they've got Jimmy Dockerson in custody. Carla's scared witless but tries not to show it.


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Notable dialogue

Dev Alahan: "There he is, Matt... sitting in the house I pay for, playing happy families with my kids. Now how does she expect me to react?"
Steve McDonald: "Well be fair, mate. How many birds have you had since you and Sunita split up? You even had a mother and daughter combo! I'm surprised you didn't swap yer bedroom door for a turnstile!"

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