Alan gets a letter from Jenny in Bordeaux and decides that he's had enough. He leaves for France. Deirdre is bothered by a Mrs Driscoll whose husband has deserted her. She is worried that her children will be taken into care and begs Deirdre to help her. Jack installs the fire. Vera loves it but Ivy thinks she can smell gas from it. She tells Jack that it's illegal to install gas appliances. Ken is annoyed that Deirdre is too busy running Weatherfield to visit Tracy.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Jack Duckworth has the ambition of an architect as he sets to work on the gas fire. But can he shrug off his reputation for being a bodger? Meanwhile, Deirdre Barlow is being made to see that charity should begin at home.
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 14,950,000 viewers (3rd place).
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