Rita returns home. Bet finds the till is up. Rita clears out Alan's things. Arthur Dabner takes Emily to an art gallery. Bet asks Jack to return to the Rovers. He tells her that he'll think about it. Jenny worries that Rita will want her to leave No.7 as she's Alan's daughter. Vera discovers Jack's eyesight is going and he's been short-changing at the Rovers. He tells her that he's falling to pieces, he's getting old. Derek tells Mavis that Arthur still sees his wife and often spends the weekend with her.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Bet is concerned that strange things have been happening in Jack’s absence.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 22,840,000 viewers (2nd place - combined figure including repeat).

Notable dialogueEdit

Jack Duckworth: "Me eyesight's bad. Me hair's falling out. Me teeth are going. I'm not as randy as I was. I've even got athlete's foot. I'm tellin' ya Vee, I'm crackin' up. Your old man is near enough ready for the knacker's yard."

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