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Michelle is on edge as she awaits the results of her recent exams. Arthur gets seemingly jealous over Pete and Mrs Hewitt's friendship. Ricky and Sam start talking again and reach an understanding.

Steve awaits a phone call from the company he had the interview with about the catering contract. Hattie persuades him to get the call diverted to Number 27 so that they can spend time together alone.

Grant buys a number of materials for the redecoration and sets the hallway up.

Pat receives a job from a man who wants to be driven in a posh car for a planned surprise marriage proposal for his girlfriend. She agrees to use the Mercedes, and then asks Ricky to distract Frank for her whilst she uses it, as he has forbidden her to drive it anymore.

Steve is given the catering contract, but stresses when he is asked to start in one week's time instead of six. Hattie suggests he asks Sharon if he can use her kitchens temporarily for the catering. Sharon gives Steve permission to use the kitchens. Grant falls from the contraption that he has made to get to the high walls in the Vic.

Frank hides the Mercedes on Turpin Way so that Pat cannot get hold of it, but Ricky knows and tells her. He hands her the keys and agrees to distract Frank whilst she does the job.

Grant learns that Steve is going to be using the Vic's kitchens for external work and makes Sharon go back on her word. Hattie is angry and blames Ian, thinking he has had input.

Arthur barges in on Pete and Mrs Hewitt's conversation at the café, creating tension.

Ricky successfully distracts Frank and Pat returns. Frank then decides to give Pat his blessing to use the Mercedes again.

Hattie shouts at Ian but then quickly realises she has got the wrong end of the stick.

Arthur makes it clear to Michelle that he loves Pauline and would not cheat on her.

Hattie tells Steve that Ian has a proposition for him - he wants in on the catering contract for a 50/50 split of the profits, and will let him use the Meal Machine's kitchens and van too. They head over to clinch the deal.

Michelle learns she has failed her exams.


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Guest cast[]


  • The Queen Victoria - Public and hallway
  • Frank's Autos
  • 23A Albert Square
  • 27 Albert Square - Living/dining room
  • 45 Albert Square - Backroom
  • Bridge Street Café
  • Turpin Road
  • Turpin Way


  • Radio Times synopsis: Pat is determined not to let Frank stand in the way of her independence - but Ricky pays the price. Michelle is on tenterhooks as she awaits the results of her first year exams.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 15,570,000 viewers (chart placing unknown).