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The Vic ladies' darts team sets off for the Isle of Dogs for the big match. Ali, meanwhile, is fixing up a poker game for the men later that day. News reaches Mary that social services have approved the flat dashing her with joy. Tina's parents turn up in Walford, wanting answers about the way their daughter is living.

Pat and Ethel persuade Den to give them bottles of wine for the Vic's ladies' darts team as they head off to the Isle of Dogs for the big match.

Ian and Tina argue over how the other half lives.

Pat receives some unexpected post.

Dot is excited for the darts event. Tom orders the bus to take the ladies in but it is not what anyone was expecting.

Mary is thrilled to receive a phone call from Carmel confirming she can have Annie back whenever she is ready to collect her. Dot visits Mary to remind her that whilst she is covering for her in the launderette she cannot have Rod in there as he will paint a bad impression on the place.

Pat gets herself all dressed up and the ladies then head off in the bus to the Isle of Dogs.

Angie and Den chat in the Square. Den invites her for a drink.

With Sue away for the darts match, Ali secretly fixes up a poker game for later on in the day.

Mary thanks Carmel for everything she has done for her.

The bus breaks down and a man named Derek offers to help fix it. He attracts both Kathy and Pauline's attention. He fixes the bus and the ladies head over to Greenwich for a day out.

Mr and Mrs Hopkins arrive on the Square and knock for Tina, but they get no answer.

Pat acts oddly around the ladies in the churchyard, which Dot picks up on. She then decides to go wandering off alone. Pauline and Derek take a walk around Greenwich together and get to know each other better.

Lofty asks Den if he thinks he would be worthy of having more responsibility in the pub. Reg visits the Vic and is invited to a poker game with Den and Pete. Den leaves Lofty in charge of the Vic whilst he is gone.

Pat meets up with Frank Butcher - an old-fling. The pair tell each other they have a lot of ground to cover and then kiss.


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  • Albert Square
  • The Queen Victoria - Public and hallway
  • Bridge Street
  • Al's Café
  • The Dagmar - Public
  • Millharbour, near entrance to Tiller Road, Isle of Dogs [the bus breaks down]
  • Cutty Sark, Greenwich
  • St Alfege Park, Greewich [picnic]
  • Bellot Memorial, Greenwich [Pat slips away, alone]
  • St Alfege Passage, Greewich [Pauline and Derek's walk]
  • Greenwich Foot Tunnel, South Entrance [Pat meets Frank]


  • First appearance of Mike Reid as Frank Butcher.
  • Some of this episode was shot on location in Greenwich.
  • The route the bus takes to Greenwich is quite improbable. It goes down Millharbour, Isle of Dogs, towards the Thames however there is no bridge or tunnel from the island for a vehicle to get across the river. They would have to double back to Poplar or Rotherhithe to get to Greenwich.
  • Radio Times synopsis: 'The girls can have as many of these away darts fixtures as they like. I mean it's a golden opportunity, isn't it.'
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 17,950,000 viewers (chart placing unknown).


FRANK BUTCHER: Did you get my letter? (Frank's first line)