Ray is pleased with Jill Marriott's work. Betty tells Blanche that Gordon isn't sure about selling the shop at the moment. Blanche doesn't know what to do with her corsetry business sold and her other job finishing should Gordon make up his mind to sell the shop. Deirdre is upset by the fact that she has no real skills, unlike Jill. Mavis cooks Albert and Alf a meal but the men swap their dishes round as Albert would prefer Alf's steamed fish while Alf doesn't want slimming food but would prefer Albert's beef ragu. Jill tells Ray she doesn't want to work at the Yard; it's not a proper firm as neither Ray or Len served trained apprenticeships.