Unconscious Martin is treated in Salford Royal Hospital. Rita comforts Jenny. She tells Rita that the accident wasn't Martin's fault but doesn't tell her that she was driving the car. The police question Jenny about the crash. She tells them that the car swerved out of control. Martin comes round. Ivy lays on a big tea for Nicky's birthday. Jenny asks Martin to say he was driving; she doesn't want to get into trouble. He agrees. Brian gives Nicky a drum kit for his birthday. The Tilsleys and Robertses gather for Nicky's birthday and try to be a happy family. Brian finds it hard being all together. Kevin and Sally host a party at No. 13. Hilda feels out of place as her house is full of young people. Bet takes her to the Rovers for a staff party. Terry gets drunk at the party. When they run out of drink he breaks into the Corner Shop and steals a load of spirits. Rita and Jenny toast the New Year in with champagne. Ivy and Audrey agree that they both want the same thing - for Gail and Brian to get back together. Alf finds the shop has been broken into.


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  • TV Times synopsis: The young people of the Street bring in the New Year at Hilda's party. But for Jenny and Martin, the old year ends on a note of anxiety.
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 12,600,000 viewers (14th place).
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