Ken urges Deirdre to attend the Town Hall and hold her head up. Wendy Crozier enjoys seeing her leaks in print as she hates the secrecy and corruption of the council. Kevin tries to keep Sally from the time trials. Alma discovers that Mike has joined a golf club, she tells him that she can play. Sally demands her share of the banger as she's put her money into it. She threatens to take the wheels off the car unless she's allowed a time trial. Ken prints a story about how the council has decided not to use the Community Centre as a hostel for homeless youths. He feels it vindicates Deirdre as she wasn't at the relevant committee meeting. She isn't happy. Gail is annoyed when Alma spends all her time pursuing Mike. Sally comes out with the best time when Kevin stalls and Mark crashes. Deirdre is summoned to see the Chief Executive, Peter Reynolds.


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  • Dave Holland was credited as the Stunt Arranger on this episode.
  • TV Times synopsis: In spite of Ken Barlow's promise to Deirdre - that the events of today will remove all suspicion from her - she is not convinced. And Alma thinks she's really scored when she discovers what she has in common with Mike.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 15,760,000 viewers (3rd place - combined figure including repeat).
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