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Gail organises a family party to celebrate Sarah's first birthday. Don tells Ivy he'd like them to take a market stall long-term. Bet reminds Alec that they never had a honeymoon and asks him to organise one. He tries to get out of it, saying he has to run the agency and the pub. Ivy tells Don that, as Sarah's never been christened, she baptised her herself with water whilst babysitting once. The Tilsleys throw the party for Sarah. Harry Ashton takes Mavis out for a meal. She feels awful as he's a pensioner and orders an omelette as it's cheap. Brian tells Gail he feels they should buy a house together. She isn't keen as she likes things the way they are. He feels that she's refusing as they're not married so proposes. She avoids giving him an answer.


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  • TV Times synopsis: How can Mavis say 'no' to a keen admirer? And how is Bet supposed to squeeze a much-belated honeymoon out of tight-fisted Alec? Meanwhile, Brian Tilsley's plucking up courage for a quiet word with Gail, regarding their future.
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 16,600,000 viewers (4th place).
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