Stan feels miserable on his birthday and has no presents. Ena remembers Martha Longhurst as it's fifteen years since she died. Alf goes to see Dr. Patel. The Ogdens and Eddie grow sombre at the sight of "Hilda", the chicken, roasted. None of them can bring themselves to carve the bird. The doctor makes an appointment for Alf to see a specialist. Hilda gives Albert the cooked chicken and tells Eddie to get rid of the rest. Brian and Gail make up. Eddie sells the hens to a butcher, Harry Parsons, for £3. Hilda calls him Judas. Brian decides to sell the bike. Ivy is delighted until she discovers he's doing it for Gail. Bert accuses her of being jealous. Renee discovers that the specialist Alf has to see is a psychiatrist.


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  • The patient in Dr. Patel's surgery who is seen before Alf is uncredited although she has a line of dialogue.
  • According to producer Bill Podmore, Jean Alexander, Bernard Youens and Geoffrey Hughes were equally as distressed as their characters to discover that the killed and cooked chicken placed on set really was the same bird that had appeared as "Hilda" in previous episodes.
  • TV Times synopsis: Following his sudden outbursts of temper, Alf finally agrees to see the doctor, resulting in Renee getting quite a shock.
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 16,050,000 viewers (3rd place).
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