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Series 1 (1983)

1. Episode One

First Broadcast: Thu 22nd September 1983

Both Vince and Penny are on nightmare dates in the same pub but are unaware of each other until their paths meet at the cigarette machine. It's been 5 years and 3 months since they last met - the day he jilted her at the altar! They decide to catch up over a meal but the atmosphere is frosty ...

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2. Episode Two

First Broadcast: Thu 29th September 1983

At their last meeting Vince arranged to meet Penny in a pub, but he can't remember which one. He manages to track her down at her home on the pretext of returning a handkerchief. He he has a shock in store when her mother, Daphne, makes an appearance and he gets another grilling about the wedding.

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3. Episode Three

First Broadcast: Thu 6th October 1983

Penny and Vince meet for a walk where they agree to continue being friends and she is even persuaded to have dinner at his flat. But can they spend an evening together without rekindling the past?

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4. Episode Four

First Broadcast: Thu 13th October 1983

Vince hasn't been to his Father for advice since he was a kid, and he soon remembers why. Meanwhile, Penny's Mother decides to reveal a few secrets from her own past in order to warn her off Vince.

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5. Episode Five

First Broadcast: Thu 20th October 1983

Penny is all ready to tell Vince that it just won't work and she doesn't want to see him any more, but how do you tell someone who hasn't been in touch for weeks? When they do meet she suspects he is seeing somebody else and goes to unusual lengths to try to find out ...

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6. Episode Six

First Broadcast: Thu 27th October 1983

It's Penny's birthday and her parents have planned a big surprise, but she has a bigger surprise for them. She has decided to move in with Vince and they break the news to her parents at her "party". The first major snag to their plan is they need to find a new flat to inhabit as Lenny wants his back!

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7. Episode Seven

First Broadcast: Thu 3rd November 1983

At long last, Penny moves into the new flat with Vince. Their new life seems idyllic until she goes out one morning and forgets to lock the front door. Their happy home is burgled and the recriminations start all over again ...

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Series 2 (1984)

1. Episode One

First Broadcast: Sun 7th October 1984

Vince and Penny are separated again after rowing in a restaurant about the sale of their vandalised flat. An extremely drunk Vince plucks up Dutch courage to visit the Warrender home in an attempt at reconciliation but the police are called ...

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2. Episode Two

First Broadcast: Sun 14th October 1984

Relations between the warring couple are fairly peaceful, except that Penny thinks Vince is taking her for granted. She reckons he needs to be taught a lesson, so she invents an very good-looking and very imaginary colleague called Steve to make him jealous!

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3. Episode Three

First Broadcast: Sun 21st October 1984

Penny has an uncomfortable dinner with her estranged husband, Graham, where she is told that he is citing her for adultery in the divorce - and he has the pictures to prove it. She is amazed when Vince plays the 'knight in shining armour' and rescues her!

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4. Episode Four

First Broadcast: Sun 28th October 1984

Daphne has the dubious pleasure of a flying visit from the Pinners who happen to be just passing. Meanwhile, Penny and Vince attend a wedding reception where further misunderstandings occur involving Vince and the bride!

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5. Episode Five

First Broadcast: Sun 4th November 1984

Vince asks Penny to come over to his flat to her some news - she decides to split up with him, again - but he tells her that he has met someone else and become engaged However, he persuades her to go on a 'goodbye' holiday to his parents villa in Portugal.

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6. Episode Six

First Broadcast: Sun 11th November 1984

Penny pays a visit to the doctors believing that she may be pregnant. After getting over the initial shock, Vince is more supportive than usual and he discusses it with his father when he and Penny visit his parents for dinner.

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7. Episode Seven

First Broadcast: Sun 18th November 1984

Penny's divorce finally comes through and during a lunch to celebrate she jokingly asks Vince to propose to her. He obliges but emphasises that he is serious and Penny is taken aback by his sincerity. She contemplates a future with Vince once again and comes to a momentuous decision ...

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Special: 1984

First Broadcast: Tue 25th December 1984

Penny has decided, once and for all, that her future with Vince is pointless. She reflects upon the day she first met him and their subsequent courtship, not to mention his ice-cream van. How he eventually jilted her on their wedding day and her subsequent unhappy marriage ... and, finally, their chance meeting in the pub that brought them back together.

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Series 3 (1986)

1. Episode One

First Broadcast: Thu 13th November 1986

Vince and Penny meet up after two years apart. The romantic setting is the Eiffel Tower in Paris, but can they rekindle their roller-coaster relationship one more time? Both their professional lives have changed but Vince still has his devious ways of getting in to Penny's bedroom. However, there is one piece of news he neglects to tell her ...

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2. Episode Two

First Broadcast: Thu 20th November 1986

After Paris, Penny and Vince are back in London pursuing separate careers. Vince is not prepared to leave it at that, despite the fact that Penny has found out about his wife. He goes on a major charm offensive to try to win her back ...

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3. Episode Three

First Broadcast: Thu 27th November 1986

A further complication arises in the stormy romance between Vince and Penny, when she has a 'chance' encounter with Gina, Vince's wife! Penny is summoned to a meeting with her and Vince at their flat where an icy interrogation takes place.

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4. Episode Four

First Broadcast: Thu 4th December 1986

When it becomes clear that Gina is behind Penny's enforced move to the Paris office, Vince invites Penny for a visit to the Pinner's villa in Portugal. It could be a while before they see each other again and at least this way they can be alone ... or so they think!

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5. Episode Five

First Broadcast: Thu 11th December 1986

It's been six months since Vince and Penny's last meeting and their return engagement in a wine bar is witnessed by a dumbstruck Daphne. Gina is playing the wounded wife in front of Vince's parents and manipulating information to give to her solicitor for the divorce settlement. Meanwhile, Vince offers Penny's dad, Norman, a job in his new wine importing company.

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6. Episode Six

First Broadcast: Thu 18th December 1986

It's the day of the divorce and Gina is about to acquire most of her husband's businesses. Vince also has problems with his scrap metal firm when he learns that the United Nations are to investigate the sale of 6, supposedly scrap, German tanks to Luanda. The day can only get better, surely?

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Special: 1986

First Broadcast: Thu 25th December 1986

Gina, now owner of her ex-husband's wine importing company, is withholding agreement to sign a contract with the Pinners unless Vince and Penny cancel their plans to marry. She also withdraws the offer of a job to Norman but enlists Daphne's help in her sabotage. Penny and Vince make a final effort to resolve their problems before they are destined to live apart forever. They have a surprise in store for everybody!

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