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Elsie's dress returns from the cleaners. She's annoyed as it's obvious that it's been cleaned. Rita spends the day preparing for the dinner party. Elsie wears the dress to No.9, annoying Rita who feels outdone. Hilda grows fascinated about how the sewing machines work and has a go on one. Ted is astonished when Rita tells him that Elsie has had three husbands. Mavis phones Len and hysterically tells him she won't be in work. Ted gives Elsie the brush-off.


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  • This was the final episode to credit Barbara Knox under her previous name of "Barbara Mullaney".
  • TV Times synopsis: The Faircloughs throw their first party, and Rita drops a brick.
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 7,628,000 homes (5th place).
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