Brian tells Gail that he feels as if he's on trial. She doesn't want to spoil things as they're working out so well. Bet wants a honeymoon in Morocco but Alec prefers Europe. Harry Ashton's sister Muriel calls on Mavis and tells her that Harry is very wealthy. She makes it clear she doesn't like her and considers her a threat. Alec is horrified when Bet books a holiday with Stella Rigby in Morocco. Brian maintains things will be better if Gail marries him; they'd be a settled family. Gail tells him she doesn't want to upset things in case it's too fragile.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Brian Tilsley feels as if he's on trial with Gail - and he's waiting for an answer to his proposal. Meanwhile, Bet is sick of waiting for Alec to make his mind up about a holiday. And Mavis Riley is in for a shock.
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 16,350,000 viewers (3rd place).

Notable dialogue

Muriel Ashton (to Mavis Riley): "My guess is you're a lot like me... life hasn't been a bowl of cherries for you either. I wouldn't blame yer for making the most of a stroke of luck, especially one coming rather late in yer life."

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