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Series Six
Elsie Partridge Sickness And Wealth

Transmitted: 5.2.1989
Duration: 50 minutes
Viewing Figures: 18.2 million

Del is having stomach pains. It could be his new fast-paced Yuppy lifestyle, or it could the eviction notice demanding three months worth of unpaid rent up front.

TITCO hasn't been successful and the pressure's on to raise the cash.

The solution presents itself in the shape of Uncle Albert's lady-friend Elsie Partridge, a medium who lives off payments for her amazing predictions.

Del thinks it's a load of mumbo-jumbo, but sets up a seance room in The Nags Head. Albert, worried for Del's health tells Elsie to say his Mum has contacted her asking him to go the doctor.

When Marlene falls pregnant, just as Elsie foresaw, Del takes heed and is prescribed with irritable bowl syndrome. When he gets home Rodney has another shock for him: He and Cassie are engaged.

Did You Know?
Elsie Partridge actress Constance Chapman played Miss Tregarth in an episode of The White Dwarf of the original 1960s show The Avengers.
Famous quote
Elsie: The spirits are with us. A man has stepped forward. A tall, elderly man wearing a black coat and a black hat. He wished to speak to someone called Audrey... No, no Aubrey.
Del: Aubrey?
Boycie: I am here
Rodney: Aubrey?
Boycie: It's my middle name.
Trigger: You never said your name was Aubrey.
Boycie: Nor would you if your name was Aubrey.

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Series Six Episodes
Yuppy Love
Danger UXD
Chain Gang
The Unlucky Winner Is...
Sickness And Wealth
Little Problems

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