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Den is two months behind on his VAT payments and Angie tells him if he sells the car that she should get half. Simon books a hotel room for him and Sharon. Mary has another court letter and Ali lets her work in the cab office but she struggles. Carmel has to move out of her flat so Kelvin gets Ian to help her move into his flat; Carmel thinks that Kelvin does not take her job seriously when she says she is tired and Ian accuses Kelvin of fancying Tina. Naima and Rezaul dislike DS Rich being around the shop so much. Lofty talks to Pauline about having another child with Michelle though she thinks they would struggle. Pauline talks to Michelle, who says Lofty has not talked to her about it. Pauline says he talked to her.

Den returns to the Square with a number of shirts that he demands Lofty and Simon to sell to customers in order to help him pay back the debts to the brewery. He then heads off and leaves Simon in charge of the Vic.

Mary receives another letter from the courts.

Simon tells Sharon that Den has left the Vic for a while on business, meaning they can spend time together there and not be caught.

Mary asks Dot and Ethel to look after Annie for her but they refuse. Ali offers Mary two weeks work in the cab office to help her out.

Ian, Kelvin and Tina arrange to spend the evening together.

Sharon confronts Angie over her taking almost everything from the Vic but she insists she is only taking what is rightfully hers.

Dot wins a cassette player from a competition she entered about pop music.

DS Rich and Debbie continue to flirt. Rezaul and Naima dislike him being around the shop so much.

Sharon agrees to take the holiday brochures over to the Vic so that she and Simon can look at what hotel they want to stay in for their romantic weekend away.

Dot listens to the complimentary cassette tapes that came with her player and is horrified when heavy rock plays from it!

Mary struggles working in the cab office due to her poor literacy.

Kelvin and Carmel argue when Carmel gets the impression Kelvin does not take her job seriously.

Angie meets Den and tells him that if he sells the car then she should get half the money.

Naima tells Doctor Singh that DS Rich is sexist.

Angie vents to Pauline about Den and their financial situation, saying that she has to think about Sharon. Pauline suggests she lays off the alcohol.

Carmel confides in Tony about how she thinks Kelvin perceives her job.

Michelle suggests she and Pauline repaint the bedroom for Arthur's return.

Ian, Kelvin and Tina play Scruples, which leads to Ian accusing Kelvin of fancying Tina.

Lofty talks to Pauline about having another child with Michelle, but Pauline thinks they would struggle.

Den phones Simon to say he is returning early, preventing Sharon and Simon from having sex. Sharon and Simon look at holiday brochures together and agree on a location. Simon phones the hotel and asks to book a room for a Mr and Mrs Wicks. Sharon smiles delightfully.


Main cast[]

Guest cast[]


  • Albert Square
  • The Queen Victoria - Public, hallway and upstairs flat
  • 23B Albert Square
  • 45 Albert Square - Kitchen and backroom
  • First Til Last
  • Launderette
  • Al's Café
  • 14B Walford Towers - Living room/kitchen


  • Radio Times synopsis: 'Den's fighting a war and we're his troops.'
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 19,150,000 viewers (chart placing unknown).