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Sanjay clashes with Meena over Gita going to India. Sharon has a new surprise for Michelle and Vicki but refuses to say what it is until later. Cindy's treatment of Hattie leaves her plotting behind her back.

Arthur waits outside Number 45 for Pauline to show, and when she does, he tries grovelling once again. However, she is not interested.

Aidan feels optimistic about starting work at the shop, but Mandy does not share his enthusiasm.

Pauline heads back into Number 45 but the door shuts before she gets there and she does not have keys on her, so Arthur chases keys from Michelle to get her back in, putting his job on the market in potential jeopardy.

Gita tells Meena that Sanjay does not want her going to India, because of Sharmilla.

Arthur wants to pick Martin up from school to surprise Pauline, but is encouraged to ask her first. He does, but she says no.

Mandy finds a banknote underneath the till at the shop and pockets it.

Michelle tries talking sense into Pauline again, but Pauline's ignorance prevents any progress being made.

Debbie visits Nigel and asks him not to encourage Clare to return with cakes at the café.

Kathy finds Arthur at the allotments and tells him he is tearing his family apart and needs to do something.

Aidan catches Mandy with the banknote at the café and questions her on it; he demands it is returned upon learning where it came from.

Hattie tells Ian she is unhappy working alongside Cindy and wants to work for him via commission instead. He agrees to take her on, failing to discuss the matter with Cindy first. Cindy is annoyed upon learning of Hattie and Ian's deal.

Sharon tells Michelle that she is planning to take her and Vicki abroad on holiday. Michelle does not want them to go and feels Sharon is just trying to get close to Vicki.

Christine visits Arthur with a letter from Greg's learned friend, which expresses the wish for it to be known they were misbehaving with each other.

Tricky Dicky finds Cindy in the Square gardens and takes her for a drink at the Vic.

Nigel takes Frieda to the races and she comes last.

Meena learns her and Gita's mother has died. She tells Sanjay, who tells Gita. Gita cries at the news.


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Guest cast[]


  • Albert Square
  • The Queen Victoria - Public
  • 3C Albert Square - Kitchen and living room
  • 5 Albert Square
  • 43B Albert Square - Living room and hallway
  • Bridge Street Market
  • First Til Last
  • Launderette
  • Kathy's Café
  • Walford Allotments - Allotment and shed


  • Radio Times synopsis: Arthur neglects his work to play hero, but Pauline is not taken in. Aidan has big plans but Mandy does not share his enthusiasm for work. When temptation is put in her way will she prove that old habits die hard? Cindy is taken aback when Hattie renegotiates her status at work. Meena causes tension between her sister, Gita, and Sanjay.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 17,420,000 viewers (chart placing unknown).