Jack and Vera long to be landlords of the Rovers. Alec asks the staff to rally round in Bet and Betty's absence. He refuses to let Bet into the house to get her clothes. Audrey asks Ivy to take Lucky on with her, cutting the men out. Ivy agrees that it'll be a laugh. Bet gets a job as barmaid at The Flying Horse. Jack goes to the brewery and sees Nigel Ridley and tells him that Bet has left Alec. He swears his loyalty to the brewery. Derek is given the sales position at Chuckles Novelties, selling false noses and jumping frogs. The Duckworths decide to get No.9 valued. Vera can't wait to be landlady of the Rovers.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Derek steels himself for his 'executive' job interview but there seems to be some doubt over what exactly the job entails. And while Alec is preoccupied with matrimonial and staffing problems, Jack and Vera are hatching a machiavellian plot.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 18,510,000 viewers (1st place - combined figure including repeat).
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