The Barlows finish packing. Val is saddened to be saying goodbye to their home. Len and Ray are sore over being taken in by Gina but, much to Billy's amusement, but are unable to bring themselves to fire her when she talks about her birthday and the present of some tights that Ray bought her. Albert checks at the Corner Shop but no one has answered his advert. He blames Lucille for the way that she phrased it. Mrs Toft also refuses to consider it once she finds out who it is for. Ena starts to think that Handel is good for Minnie when she stands up to her. Annie agrees to lay on a farewell party for the Barlows at no charge. Billy gives a delighted Ken £130 that he got for his car. Len and Ray come home for lunch and find Charlie Braddock eating his dinner there. He and Gina tell them that she's found a better job and is leaving. They dismiss her immediately and give her £7 severance. Ken takes a last nostalgic look at the street he was born on. Albert is furious that he's still had no replies and takes it out on Irma. He also refuses to go to the farewell party but is happy to look after the twins at No.1 for the night. Ena feels sorry for Albert and the loneliness he'll face once the Barlows have moved. Ken goes to the party alone while Val gets ready. Annie tells him she'll miss his intelligent conversation. Val tries to dry her hair next to an electric fire but it's taking too long. She unpacks a hairdryer but it isn't wired properly. The residents gather for the party and the food is put out. Ken rings Val to hurry her along. Unable to screw closed the plug on the hairdryer properly, she plugs it in anyway. She accidentally pulls the fire on its wire and, distracted, touches the live terminal on the open plug. She gasps as the current runs through her and pulls the fire into a packing case as she falls. Setting off for the party, Ray tells Len he's always fancied Val and will miss her. In the flat, the flames from the packing case start to grow higher.


Regular castEdit

Guest castEdit



January 1971 episodes
Mon 4thWed 6thMon 11thWed 13th
Mon 18thWed 20thMon 25thWed 27th
*Disclosure: Some of the links above are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, Fandom will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.

Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page.

Stream the best stories.

Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page.

Get Disney+