Ken prints a two paragraph apology to Mike, but on page two of the Weatherfield Recorder. Sally pushes Gina to find work. Cecil Newton calls on Alec and suggests that if the Rovers is taking so much money, the rent should be increased. Alec gets fed up with having to explain about his club money. Gina spends her time drinking with Martin rather than going to the Job Centre. Mike tells Ken that as far as he's concerned the apology wasn't in the paper and he's going to sue him. Deirdre and Emily stop Ken from making a public scene. Sally threatens to have Gina sent to a Detention Centre if she doesn't get a job. Ken tells Deirdre he'll see Mike in court, upsetting Deirdre who fears her affair will be made public knowledge in court.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Bet attempts to pour oil on troubled waters, but little does Alec know that an unexpected visitor awaits to open the floodgates. And Ken Barlow rests on his laurels, believing that he has met all necessary demands, but Deirdre is wishing he'd decided to 'hold the front page'.
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 14,900,000 viewers (4th place).
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