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It's finally The Banned's big competition night. Michelle and Angie go along to support Sharon, but Pete stays at home as he doesn't want to put Ian off. Simon joins him and together they watch the video Pete made of The Banned instead. The actual performance is a disaster - the drum machine plays a completely different pattern, and The Banned quickly become a laughing stock. Afterwards accusations fly over who swapped the cartridge, with Simon and Harry as prime suspects. Sharon tells Harry he is a prat and she only went out with him so the band would still have use of his musical equipment. The rest of the group want to carry on and try again, but Sharon is adamant that the dream has gone and The Banned is over.

Arthur accuses Michelle of taking him and Pauline for granted when she asks them to babysit Vicki whilst she supports the band at the community centre.

Simon struggles with Pat's presence at the Vic and visits Pete for peace and quiet.

The drum track has been tampered with and as a result, the band perform terribly.

Mehmet furiously accuses Mary of making another hoax call just outside The Dagmar, but then James turns up at the café asking where his cab he ordered was.

Accusations fly over who swapped the tapes, with Harry, Ian and Simon all prime suspects.

Pauline accuses Arthur of ruining Michelle's night because he is trying to shift the blame for what he has done.

Mehmet visits Mary at Number 23 and refuses to leave after she confesses it was her who made the hoax calls, so she screams and Dot calls the police.

Sharon decides she is quitting the band and is going to find a job instead.

WPC Howard investigates the incident at Mary's bedsit and kicks Mehmet out.

Michelle asks Arthur what is wrong with him, as he has been in a mood for several weeks. He says he does not like seeing her take advantage of people.

Pat walks in on Angie and Den kissing and says she cannot understand how they are still so in love with each other after eighteen years of marriage.

Sue talks to Ali about fostering.

Dot tells Mehmet he is a disgusting man, wrongfully thinking that he was sexually assaulting when she phoned the police on him.

Pauline asks Naima if she has any work going at the shop; Naima does not, but Colin overhears Pauline and tells her he will hire her to clean his flat. Naima notices Colin's artwork in the shop - he invites her over to view more of it.

Den promises Angie that he will never row with her again as he wants to make the most of the time they have left together.

Pat makes snide remarks to Michelle about her jilting Lofty. Pat promises to make up to Simon for not being there by staying at the Vic.

Dot also insults Michelle by making remarks about her jilting Lofty at the altar.

Simon asks Pauline if she can get Lou to talk to Pat and get rid of her.

Michelle and Sharon have a heart-to-heart at Number 45. Sharon tells Michelle not to wait for a man who will never come back - Vicki's father - and reminds her that if Lofty was second best, he was better than nothing.


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  • The Queen Victoria - Public and hallway
  • 23A Albert Square
  • 23B Albert Square
  • 45 Albert Square - Kitchen and backroom
  • Bridge Street Market
  • First Til Last
  • Launderette
  • Al's Café
  • Walford Community Hall
  • 14B Walford Towers - Living room/kitchen


  • Radio Times synopsis: 'If you don't go I'll start screaming and I won't stop till someone comes...'
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 20,450,000 viewers (chart placing unknown).