Hilda makes Stan clean the house as they're hosting a syndicate meeting. Alf tells Annie and Bet about Len saving Conrad Farmer's wife. Len returns from France and is surprised to find Deirdre working at the yard. He doesn't approve of her. Alan and Lucille are on anti-smoking tablets while Elsie refuses to take them. Annie and Alf apologise to Len for jumping to conclusions. He admits he should have told them about Farmer's wife before he left and they make up. Rita is annoyed when Len visits her, expecting them to pick up where they left off. She tells him she knows that he could have taken her to France and tells him to get knotted. The syndicate - Alan, Elsie, Lucille, Hilda, Stan, Norma, Ray, Bet, and Alf - gather at No.13. Stan nominates Hilda as treasurer but everybody votes for Norma. Hilda is appeased when Alf makes a speech saying she would have been an excellent treasurer. Everyone leaves after the vote, ignoring the food Hilda has prepared. Elsie smokes in secret. Len worries as Weatherfield Plastics isn't coughing up the £2,000 they owe Fairclough and Langton. He tells Ray they need to keep their overdraft down so Deirdre will have to go. Ray threatens to leave if Deirdre is sacked.


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Notable dialogue

Ken Barlow: "I do have this rather strange effect on women. What you don't know is it only lasts about a week until they realise what a dull person I really am."

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