Kevin is put out when Sally spends all her time at the hospital. Rita is curious to hear about a strange man looking round No.7 with Alan in her absence. She asks Alan why he wanted her out of the way. He tells her that the man was a competitor who looked over the house to fit an alarm as Alan wanted to check out his prices. Charlie Bracewell takes a fancy to Betty when he hears she's a widow. Vera contemplates having No.9 stoneclad. Bet wants to warn Betty that Charlie is after her but Alec tells her to let nature run its course. Kevin rows with Sally for not looking after him before she tells him that her dad has died.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Bet is concerned when a dark cloud hangs heavily over the Rovers. And a domestic crisis at the Websters is dragging on too long for Kevin’s liking.
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 17,070,000 viewers (4th place).
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