Vera spends hours cleaning the soot up. She tells Jack that they'll have to redecorate now. She can't get the soot out of her dentures. Martin tells Rita that Jenny is still in France; she went off with a load of French students when he decided to return. Someone reports a gas leak at No.9 so the Gasboard Man calls. Ken tells Deirdre that she should be looking after Tracy. Deirdre suggests he takes time off work to look after her but he tells her that she's being stupid. The Gasboard Man clears the fire after giving Jack a ticking-off. Alan returns home. He goes for Martin, accusing him of abandoning Jenny. Martin tells him that Jenny went off with a Frenchman to Paris, declaring that she was in love.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Jack’s handiwork earns him an official reprimand, and there's a potentially explosive situation at the Barlows'.
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 15,450,000 viewers (4th place).
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