Deirdre makes Emily excited about her date with Arnold. Rita offers Louise an extra £1 a week to return. When she refuses Rita gives her her cards. Deirdre makes Emily up and she goes for a French meal with Arnold. Bert and Ivy look forward to their holiday in Benidorm with the Duckworths. Brian sells his record player to help with the deposit. Louise's father, Jack Clayton, accuses Rita of sacking his daughter and argues with her. She sees him off. Annie tells Elsie she's worried that Bet is heading for a fall with Dan Johnson. Ivy gives Brian and Gail the £300 they need to make their deposit up.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Will Deirdre succeed in making Emily keep her date with Arnold Swain, instead of chickening out? Who will come to the rescue of Gail and Brian, as they face the fact that they look like losing the home they've set their hearts on?
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 14,366,000 viewers (3rd place).
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