Alf tells Renee he moved out to stop people talking about him and Bet. She tells him it was the worst thing he could have done; now people will think something was going on. Hilda goes for a job cleaning the offices at the Abattoir. Mike plans to switch the important orders to another firm, Cottams. Ida tells Renee that she saw Alf and Bet in their nightclothes at the same bedroom window. Hilda gets the Abattoir job but feels guilty as the girls are still striking. Renee realises there's only one way to stop Bet's tricks. Fred takes Alma Walsh out again. Ivy tells the Union Rep at Cottams about the strike. She agrees that her girls won't touch the orders. Renee tells Bet to find somewhere else to live. Mike decides to bring in non-union labour to finish the orders.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Fred works up to a marriage proposal to a likely lady…while Renee finds out the real reason why Alf slept away from the shop - and turns on Bet with an ultimatum.
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 13,000,000 viewers (4th place).

Notable dialogueEdit

Bet Lynch: "I am what they would have called in the old Hollywood films 'a dangerous woman'. Barbara Stanwyck could 'ave done a picture about me."

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