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Sharon sits alone in the Vic in a contemplative mood. Ian has a new motor and is keen to show it off to Ronnie. Pat takes Sam to her modelling agency.

Grant notices Sharon's mind is wrapped up in something and tries to get it out of her. She claims it is to do with the books.

Kathy suggests that Nigel asks Dot if he can lodge with her.

Sam prepares herself for life as a model.

Ian is left irritated when he phones Ronnie but a man answers, claiming to be her friend.

Nigel asks Dot if he can lodge with her. She tells him she is not taking in anyone.

Hattie is mortified to notice cockroaches in the Meal Machine's kitchens.

Phil's in a bad mood.

Ian cannot believe there are cockroaches in the Meal Machine and gets to work removing them. He is determined to ensure the Environmental Agency do not know about the infestation.

Ricky tries talking to Grant about a pay rise but Grant is too busy thinking of something to do with Phil and Sharon to cheer them up. He thinks Phil is in love and decides to take them both to a restaurant.

Mark and Rachel talk on the Square benches, but things do not go to plan when Mark loses his temper with her.

Dot has second thoughts about Nigel and takes him back to her house to interview him.

Mark visits Rachel later to apologise.

Ricky tells Grant he wants a pay rise and gets one.

Ian is disgusted when the business he catered for in the afternoon terminate their contract because a cockroach was found dead inside the food!

Sharon talks to Kathy and afterwards, feels she cannot hide her infidelity any longer. She phones Grant and asks him to return to the Vic as soon as possible so that they can talk.



  • Albert Square
  • The Queen Victoria - Public
  • Bridge Street Market
  • Bridge Street Café
  • Turpin Road
  • The Meal Machine
  • Mitchell Bros. Auto Repairs
  • 55 Victoria Road - Kitchen


  • Radio Times synopsis: Unwelcome visitors at the Meal Machine cause problems for Ian. Grant suspects Phil is in love. And Sharon struggles to make a decision.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 16,740,000 viewers (chart placing unknown).
  • Pete Beale does not appear in this episode although credited.