Mike receives a legal notice to quit making the bags in the flat but laughs it off. Alma is sick of machining and tells Mike to find someone else. Alec has to cancel Victoria's stay because of Jamie. Josie tells Mike she won't work for him anymore as he lied to her about taking on Ivy. Ivy thinks it's ridiculous for Don to take every shift going to support himself and Ivy when Mike has offered her work. Don refuses to let her line Mike's pockets. Mike is fed up being cast as the villain. Ivy and Josie get together and decide to try to and get more money out of Mike. Derek helps out at the Kabin but doesn't understand the system. Mike agrees to pay Ivy and Josie 50p a bag - 50% more than they were getting. Mike doesn't mind as he's still making a big profit. Don accepts Ivy working for Mike. Tim visits the Rovers with Victoria. Victoria is touched to see Alec with Jamie but is surprised the Rovers isn't posher. Alec tells off the punters for being raucous.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Bet’s back room kindergarten threatens the peace at The Rovers, while Alec is forced to reassess his viewpoint on babies. Ivy and Mike reach a compromise they are both happy with. Will Don be as pleased?
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 19,220,000 viewers (7th place - combined figure including repeat).
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