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Arthur is excited about Pauline's return from Leigh-on-Sea, but finds he has his work cut out in trying to restore order at the Fowler household in time to welcome her home. Sohail shocks Shireen by revealing that he knows their dad is having an affair.

Arthur tries to get the house back in order ready for Pauline's return from Leigh-on-Sea.

Pete finds a cat hiding under his stall and takes it to the house, insisting Pauline will want it.

Sohail is short-tempered and snaps at Shireen.

Marge asks Dot if she can leave her mother's commode outside her house as she has to go and collect her mother and therefore will not be in when social services deliver it. Dot reluctantly agrees to.

The new quiz machine is installed in the café.

Danny finds Michelle in Julie's hair salon and they enjoy a chat together.

Arthur remains uncertain about the cat staying in the house.

Shireen wonders what is up with Sohail.

Pat gets annoyed with Frank when he does not notice she has had her hair cut.

Trevor misses his rearranged interview with the DHSS.

Frank worries that Julie thinks he fancies her. Julie jokingly comes on to him and he scurries away. She finds the situation amusing.

Vince and Rod have a catch-up.

Pauline returns home. She is unimpressed to find a cocoa stain on the dresser and Chinese and Indian takeaway menus in the drawer. She then begins itching and notices the cat - it has fleas! She tells Michelle she will be moving in with her until the house has been fumigated.

Sohail tells Shireen that Ashraf has been having an affair. Sufia overhears their conversation and walks off.


Main cast[]

Guest cast[]


  • The Queen Victoria - Public
  • 45 Albert Square - Kitchen and backroom
  • Bridge Street Market
  • Launderette
  • Bridge Street Café
  • Turpin Road
  • Julie's
  • 55 Victoria Road - Kitchen and living room


  • Radio Times synopsis: 'You can't muck about with them people, Trev, they'll cut your benefits and then where will you be?'
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 16,710,000 viewers (chart placing unknown).