Tricia apologises to Sally for slagging her off. Maureen replies to a "lonely hearts" advert as she misses male company. Joyce is thrilled to hear that Judy is trying for a baby. Maud gets a new folding wheelchair and has Bill build a ramp up to her front door. She likes Bill and thinks that Maureen should take an interest in him. Stephen is embarrassed when Alma questions him over his relationship with Deirdre. He tells her that there isn't anything in it and if there was it wouldn't be her business. He returns to Canada. Joyce hopes to stir Alec up by telling him that she's interested in a cheap holiday. He refuses to offer to take her away and instead offers her a cheap package deal. Maxine looks forward to her act and believes it will lead to greater things. Fiona thinks that she's kidding herself. Mavis fills the conservatory with furniture annoying Derek who plans to grow chrysanthemums. Des gets Becky to trick the Wiltons into letting her spend time with Beauty, hoping she'll annoy them. However she gets on well with Beauty. Maureen goes on a blind date.


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  • This episode was transmitted at 9.35pm to allow for coverage of Champions League football.
  • TV Times synopsis: Maureen has a date while Deirdre has a disappointing day.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 13,790,000 viewers (6th place - combined figure including repeat).
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