Hilda refuses to accept housekeeping money from Sally, feeling it would bind her legally. Gail acts like a teenager, skiving off work to see Ian. She tells him that she wants to make love to him again and again. Kevin tells Sally he wants to move into a flat with her - she is delighted. Ian is frightened about what would happen if Brian found out about the affair. Gail tells him that it's important for her to feel young and irresponsible again. Terry complains to Jenny about Alan. Hilda is mortified at the thought of Kevin and Sally living together. Audrey tackles Gail about her feelings for Ian. Gail resents her interfering. She tells Audrey that she feels loved again and doesn't see the harm in it; Brian has loads of "bits on the side". Audrey urges Gail to stop seeing Ian before she ruins her life. Alan is furious to hear Terry has been mouthing-off about him. He goes for him in the Rovers, hitting him repeatedly. Rita is horrified and screams for him to stop. Bet throws him out.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Audrey attempts to give daughter Gail the benefit of her experience. And Terry is in danger of shooting his mouth off once too often.
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 13,600,000 viewers (4th place).

Notable dialogue

Gail Tilsley: "I'm sick of being a drudge, which is what this marriage has made me. 'Course I want Nicky and Brian and all this. No one can go on living their life, year in year out, for other people."

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