Renee and Alf discover Bet owes over £20 for cigarettes she's taken while living in the flat. Alf tells Renee it's nothing to do with him. Bert tries to give Brian some marital advice but Brian isn't interested. Doreen Lovell treats Mavis like a junior. Ivy thinks Brian has fallen out with Gail about her overspending. Gail is outraged and gets Brian to tell Ivy it was him who was overspending, not her. Mavis puts Doreen onto a better job at a dress shop and is relieved when she's taken on. Alf fails to get the money out of Bet. Brian and Gail make up. Sam Littlewood arrives looking for Len. He tells him Rita's with him in Blackpool. She says she never wants to see Len again but he urges him to fetch her home. Len refuses.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Len Fairclough hears news of his wife Rita from a surprise visitor. Newly-weds Brian and Gail Tilsley are still at loggerheads and sleeping apart. Attempts to reconcile them by Brian's parents don't quite work out.
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 17,000,000 viewers (5th place).
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