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The presence of Elizabeth at the Beales' flat continues to cause problems. Frank and Pat learn that the brewery want a married to couple to own the Vic.

Pete thinks Elizabeth should go and, when she lands a friend on them as an extra guest, Pete finally blows his top and orders her out and to stay in a YWCA.

The local squatters are prying eyes on Number 43 following Willmott-Brown's move to the flat above the Dagmar. Darren gives his help in hand to Willmott-Brown. Though, Darren misleads Willmott-Brown out of money for booze.

Joan pays a visit to Sharon following her breakup with Duncan. The atmosphere isn't as tense as Sharon expected and Joan seems to be very empathetic. Meanwhile, Angie doesn't have as much success with rationalising with Duncan who invariably flies off the handle.

Frank and Pat are put in a touchy situation when Sparrow notifies them that the brewery won't be fascinated in them becoming the new owners of the Vic if they are not a married couple. Pat observes the whole situation as a farce and an insulting manner, while Frank think it's a great idea for the pair to get married. However, Pat clings to her guns and Angie recommends she lies to the brewery and tells them that she and Frank are engaged. Unfortunately, Sparrow overhears Pat telling Sharon that the engagement is a bluff and Sparrow warns the pair that if he doesn't trust them, he isn't going to respect them as committed publicans.

Meanwhile, Kathy gets irritated with Pete's snarky comments on how "smart" she is dressing for her job at the Dagmar.


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  • Radio Times synopsis: 'Lie, Pat. In this life, it's the only way to get what you want.'
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 17,700,000 viewers (chart placing unknown).
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