The agency refuses to supply any more housekeepers for Alec. Alf and Don train Lucky. When Phyllis accuses Percy of being awkward, Alma fires her for creating a fuss. Lucky refuses to run for Alf and Don. Bet looks for a job. Alec moves Megan Morgan into the Rovers as his resident housekeeper. She brings her performing budgies with her. Bet feels that the situation is becoming unbearable. The Brennans and the Roberts go to the races. Alma asks Gail to return to the cafe as she's not cut out to run the place. She offers her a partnership. Lucky loses her race. Bet packs and leaves the Rovers, accusing Alec of moving his tart into the pub. She tells him that she's going to fight him for every penny she can get.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Alec thinks Bet has triumphed again - until he falls back on his club contacts to deliver her the hardest blow so far. Don reckons Lucky's in good shape for the race tonight, but Ivy’s still concerned about the temptation to gamble.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 16,740,000 viewers (1st place - combined figure including repeat).
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