Gail asks Brian to take more responsibility with Nicky and stop acting as if he is single. Annie returns from visiting Joan to discover that Fred has a girlfriend. Eunice Nuttall arrives at the Rovers. Annie and Bet are amazed that she seems so nice. Len refuses to give the paper boys a rise. One of them, Richard Dickinson, threatens a strike. Len doesn't believe him. Gail is annoyed when Brian tries to get out of spending an evening at home with his family.


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  • First appearance of Eunice Nuttall.
  • TV Times synopsis: The joys of marriage and parenthood are wearing a little thin for Gail and Brian Tilsley. Len turns down the paper lads' demand for a pay rise - and faces the threat of a strike at the Kabin.
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 16,850,000 viewers (4th place).
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