Mike tells his workforce that if he can't find new outlets he'll have to make a third of them redundant. He tells Ivy and Ida that he'll close the factory if they don't produce twelve names for him to lay off. Ron Sykes returns from Spain to the news of the filling station robbery. He tells Brian that he's an idiot for leaving the till in the first place and refuses to help him. Audrey does Bet's hair in the back of the shop. Ivy and Ida can't make up their minds who to make redundant. Mike gives them another day. Ivy feels that Ron owes Brian and wants to tell him so. Bert tells her it's Brian's battle.


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  • TV Times synopsis: There's conflict at the factory as the girls try to choose between a close-down or redundancies
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 16,900,000 viewers (1st place).
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