|A Brief Excursion in the Fast Lane|
|Season 23, Episode 1|
|Air date||6 January 2002|
Potts in Pole Position
The Mystical Squeak of Howard's Bicycle
Glenda begins to worry when Barry becomes interested in a life in the fast lane.
- Final appearance of Eli, Danny O'Dea left the show due to ill health and died a year after this episode was broadcast.
- Audience of 5.20m - 54th most watched programme of the week.