Bet is annoyed after Paul Rigby tried it on in the back of a taxi. He apologises and she agrees to go out with him again. Rita advertises for an assistant. Nicky is in trouble at school for bullying. Derek tries to see DP but DP doesn't want to see him. Derek sends DP a memo saying transfer to dispatch is unacceptable and he's having to reconsider his position. Bet tells Betty that she can handle Paul. Betty is worried about her reputation. Mike gets his driver's licence back. Jenny gets offers from Leeds, Bristol and Newcastle University. Christine Carter makes a date with builder's lad John Savage. Alma is annoyed to discover that Gail has been looking after Nicky all afternoon. Ray Griffiths tells Derek that DP was interested in his memo and has accepted his resignation. Bet goes out with Paul. Alec phones the Rovers saying that he's at Manchester Airport and will be back in half an hour.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Reeling from his recent shock, Derek examines the meaning of stress and decides he's got nothing to worry about - and that he's going to fight back. Bet reassures Betty with firm resolutions regarding her friendship with Paul.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 21,030,000 viewers (1st place - combined figure including repeat).
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