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Is Peter’s place the least at­tended book­ies in the whole of Bri­tain? Maybe it’s lost cus­tomers be­cause Peter is never there at lunchtime, when most book­ies are packed to the gills. Or maybe it’s be­cause he didn’t take one sin­gle bet on Euro 2012, or Wim­ble­don – and the Olympics are look­ing pretty thin on the ground, too.

It looks like be­ing empty again on Sun­day, when Peter plans to abduct Si­mon and tells him they are go­ing on an ad­ven­ture – first, a boat to Lan­zarote and then the Caribbean. Eh? That’s a bit of a strange com­bi­na­tion, but I’ve checked it out. There is a huge amount of Caribbean restau­rants in Lan­zarote, so I sus­pect that Peter plans to hit one of those. One prob­lem: given the bookie’s takes un­der £100 a year, how is he go­ing to be able to af­ford it?

Peter’s plans start to un­ravel on Mon­day, when Leanne be­comes sus­pi­cious fol­low­ing Si­mon’s phone call, in which he men­tions a boat. Ac­tu­ally, I sus­pect he said some­thing more along the lines of his dad be­ing three sheets to the wind, but it’s enough to alert Leanne. Af­ter agree­ing to go with Peter, will Carla do the de­cent thing and let Leanne res­cue Si­mon in time? On Wed­nes­day, Leanne ques­tions whether she and Nick should move af­ter all, and, on Thurs­day, she de­cides to run the bookie’s and rent the flat out above it.

Num­ber one: will she re­alise that the bookie’s needs to be open to make any money? And two: how many more empty flats above shops are there in that street? Why does no­body ever snap them up? Any­way, on Fri­day, Tracy is none too pleased to dis­cover that Beth has taken it; she is also dis­pleased when she fails to get the job there she has gone for. What job, pray? Putting up the ‘CLOSED’ sign at mid­day? Also on Fri­day: baby

shower. Kirsty. Bark­ing.

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