Ivy is thrilled to discover that Audrey is babysitting for the Tilsleys which means they must be going out together again. Dawn Prescott discovers that Alan also calls himself Len Fairclough on some of his paperwork. Derek makes an offer for The Willows. Alec considers putting everything in Bet's name and declaring himself bankrupt. Bet talks him out of it. Alan panics when the building society sends mail addressed to "Mr Fairclough" at No.7. Ivy discovers that Gail and Brian are going out separately. Mavis discovers Derek offered £10,000 below the asking price for the bungalow and they've lost it. Alec has to shop all his artistes who didn't pay tax or pay for their taxes as well. Alan finds Dawn attractive and gives her a lift home after taking her for a drink.


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  • Mervyn Watson returned as producer with this episode.
  • TV Times synopsis: The air of domestic bliss at Rita’s could be shattered when Alan realises he hasn’t quite thought of everything, and it seems that Dawn is first in the firing line. And Alec reaches fever pitch as it's time for him to come up with some answers, but he's unprepared for Mr Tax confronting him with a new and even greater dilemma.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 22,060,000 viewers (2nd place - combined figure including repeat).
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