Annie decides not to lend Billy the money but to give it to him. Mike goes on the road trying to sell denim. Steve refuses to tell the girls how bad the situation is. Mike tells the girls they'll have to go on a three-day week. Deirdre is frightened to commit herself to Billy. She doesn't feel sure that he wants Tracy. Alf gives himself a week's trial to see if he's suited to working in the shop. Rita tries to interest Len in a holiday but he isn't keen. Billy tells Annie he's invited Deirdre to live with him in Jersey. She is horrified and tells him she won't give him the money if he takes Deirdre, the choice is his.


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  • This episode was transmitted at 6.50pm to allow for football coverage.
  • TV Times synopsis: What is the difficult choice Annie Walker puts before her son Billy? And why does Mike Baldwin have some bad news for the sewing room girls?
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 15,100,000 viewers (2nd place).
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