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John Spencer starts to enjoy living with the Faircloughs. Len feels that Rita is spoiling him. She hopes that they can hang onto John for longer. Brian finds it exciting that Glenda Fox fancies him. The Barlows return from Corfu. Ken carries Deirdre over the threshold. Glenda tries to get Brian drunk with champagne and feeds him. John's schoolmate, punk Matt Stapleton, takes him to a pop concert. Rita feels that Matt will be a bad influence. Ken is horrified that Mike got Susan a job in London. Brian gives his overalls to Gail to be cleaned, forgetting that he has one of Glenda's hankies in a pocket.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Ken and Deirdre return from their honeymoon, and Ken learns some disturbing news about a member of the family. Gail gets a shock when she turns Brian's pockets out before doing the washing.
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 14,450,000 viewers (1st place).
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