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Kathy has last minute nerves about moving in with Phil. Tricky Dicky is determined to catch Bianca and Natalie out. Ricky puts on a new suit he has bought and then heads to work for Ian.

Frank is feeling upbeat.

Phil starts phoning around to try and get in touch with Willmott-Brown.

Dougie overhears Sharon tell Grant that she wants them to be alone together again.

Della and Steve get their weekly wages early so that they can put down a deposit on the old pet shop.

Dougie winds Grant up over a game of cards. Grant demands to know what he wants from him.

Arthur informs Frank that a man is snooping around the car lot. Frank meets the man and learns he is Mr Holder from the insurance company. Mr Holder asks to see Frank's personal finance books. He happily obliges and asks him to head to Number 41 to see Pat.

Ricky heads off to collect debts for Ian.

Dougie tells Grant that he is setting up a job which could get them £50,000. He insists it is low-risk. Elaborating, he tells Grant that it involves a supermarket manager who goes to collect a float on his own every morning. Grant wonders where he comes into the operation and Dougie tells him that he is back-up. Dougie continues that the manager has a wife and kid, so two masked men will enter his house and frighten the manager, warning him he will never see his family again unless he opens the safe. Grant wants time to consider the plan.

Mr Holder visits Pat and she shows him all their finances.

Ricky comes across a client refusing to pay the debts she owes as she has not got the money. He agrees to give her another week to pay.

Tricky Dicky confronts Bianca and Natalie in the launderette and threatens to head to the police. He is shaken when Bianca and Natalie claim they are going to the station too to report him for taking advantage of Bianca and having sex with her when she was underage. He goes to grab Bianca but Alan walks in before he can. Bianca feeds Alan lies and he naturally takes her side, insists Tricky Dicky heads over and tells his credit card company he has made a mistake.

Frank's happiness nosedives when he learns that Pat has shown Mr Holder all of their finance books.

Della meets with the landlord of the old pet shop and gives him their deposit money. She admits they are £25 short but promises to make it up next week. He sees potential in her and the business and agrees to receive the outstanding amount at a later date.

Phil has no success tracking down Willmott-Brown.

Grant thinks long and hard about Dougie's job. He then finds Dougie and tells him that he wants more information, but if the plan is good enough, he is in.


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  • Albert Square
  • The Queen Victoria - Public, hallway and upstairs flat
  • 41 Albert Square - Kitchen, dining room and hallway
  • Bridge Street Market
  • Launderette
  • Kathy's Café
  • Ian Beale Finances
  • 13A Turpin Road - Living room/kitchen
  • Mitchell Bros. Auto Repairs
  • George Street
  • Unknown streets


  • The voice of a man who Ricky Butcher talks to through a letterbox is uncredited despite having dialogue.
  • Radio Times synopsis: Phil follows the trail of a secret obsession, and Grant decides to go for gold. Bianca and Natalie run rings around Richard, and Alan arrives just in time to put the icing on the cake.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 18,360,000 viewers (chart placing unknown).