Vera worries that Jack is going to be sacked. He returns to the Rovers wearing Don's trousers which don't fit him. Nicky causes trouble at the cafe by kicking the fruit machine. Maurice Jones shows Mike a map of his plans. Mike agrees to Maurice bringing a valuer in to assess a price. Emily finds Maurice's plans on Mike's desk. Curly has two job interviews, one at a wholesale fishmongers and another at a supermarket. Gail is impressed when Martin takes Nicky off for the day to play golf. Nicky has a great time. Dawn finds out that Maurice has bought the Community Centre. Mike tells him this means that the price will have to go up. Audrey tells Alma that they'll go on the town to cheer Alma up. Emily fears Mike might sell the factory.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Desperate Jack's got to get fixed up with a pair of trousers or face the sack. And Emily's curious when Mike seems to be cancelling business for a private lunchtime date.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 15,120,000 viewers (7th place - combined figure including repeat).
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