Bet bets Hilda £1 that she can't find out the true story of the relationship between Len, Elsie and Rita. Derek tells Mavis that he wants to buy the house because it will be a good investment. Hilda accuses Elsie of breaking up the Faircloughs' marriage. Annie invites Alf for Christmas dinner - he tries to get out of it but can't. The building society valuator gives the house the all-clear and Mavis celebrates. Suzie goes out with Mike. Rita tells Len that she's sick of hearing people going on about him and Elsie. Gail tells Suzie she's riding for a fall.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Hilda gets busy sorting out the truth about the Len-Elsie-Rita eternal triangle. Mavis and Derek get the go-ahead on their house-buying project - but is Derek quite so sure about it now…?
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 16,300,000 viewers (5th place).
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