Gail catches a cold from riding on Brian's bike. Alf refuses to see a doctor. Gail tells Brian she'd like him to get a car instead of the bike. He plans to keep the bike for another ten years. Hilda tells Eddie to kill the hens for them to eat. He and Stan can't bring themselves to perform the deed. Albert agrees to kill them in return for one of them. Annie tries to get Alf to see a doctor at least to put Renee's mind at rest. Albert kills "Hilda", the chicken. The Ogdens plan to have it for Stan's birthday. Brian wants to take Gail on a biking holiday. She isn't keen and feels the bike is too important to him. He rows with her for nagging him. Renee tells Alf that if he doesn't see a doctor she'll go and stay with her mother until he does.


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  • This episode was transmitted at 7.00pm.
  • TV Times synopsis: Hilda gives Stan an ultimatum. Either the chickens go or she goes, and Stan finds it a difficult decision! There's aggro between young lovers Brian and Gail caused by his best friend - the motor bike - and her best friend, Suzie!
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 13,650,000 viewers (10th place). This somewhat low figure in comparison to surrounding episodes is explained by this edition being transmitted on a May Day Bank Holiday.
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