Jack discovers the Gilroys are going on holiday at short notice. He realises that he'll be in charge and plans to show the brewery how well he can run a pub. Bet buys new clothes for the holiday. Phyllis is shocked when Gail tells her that she can't return to the cafe; they can't afford her. She breaks down, feeling useless. The Gilroys leave for Spain. Jack is shocked to discover Betty has returned to take charge. Alma discovers that the Roberts' are Mike's friends and befriends them. When Deirdre makes a comment to Ken that she never knows what hat he is wearing with her - husband or reporter - he jokingly buys a trilby in order to question her about Council business. He knows about the closure of a day nursery. She tells him that he can't print anything about the nursery as she's involved on the committee.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Jack is to suffer a crisis of confidence when Alec makes his holiday arrangements. And Ken’s latest Recorder scoop could have Deirdre feeling the backlash from her council colleagues.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 16,490,000 viewers (2nd place - combined figure including repeat).
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