Jenny plans a party for her sixteenth, hoping she can re-interest Martin in her. Rita doesn't know how to handle Mavis. Ken takes a complaint from a local resident, Mrs Tattersall, about a garage taking over Bennett Street and upsetting everyone. She tells him the council won't help her. Mavis is certain Alan is after her job and Rita is under his thumb. Alf is furious to read Ken criticising councillors for not being interested in the people they represent. Jenny talks Terry and Curly into letting her hold the party in the yard. Alf rows with Ken for saying the independents on the council aren't doing their jobs properly. He tells Ken the article is libellous and accuses him of stabbing him in the back. Ken maintains it is fair comment. Alan installs the video library in The Kabin. Rita makes Mavis see they're stupid to fall out over men. She assures her that Alan is no threat to her. Mavis is let down by Derek after cooking a meal for him as he rings to say he has to go to the ballet with Angela. Mavis feels lonely and confused. Rita tells her it won't be the last time Derek will let her down. Mavis tells her it's obvious she doesn't like Derek - or her. She refuses to stay where she's not wanted and resigns.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Mavis is getting close to breaking point. And Alf Roberts is having a tough time keeping his reputation clean.
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 16,100,000 viewers (4th place).
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