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Liz thinks that Jim is spending too much on the business. Mike expects Jackie to offer him a pay rise to remain. Jenny delays her return to Poly until she decides what she wants from her future. Mike is annoyed when Jackie takes the news of his new job lightly and doesn't beg him to stay. Angie informs Rita that Jenny is thinking of giving up on her studies. Tracy gives Ken a birthday card and thanks him for not telling Deirdre about her playing truant, however Deirdre finds out about it from the school. Rita tries to convince Jenny to stick at it. Jackie tells Mike she needs him and asks him to stall his new job for two months. She tells him that he'll be in charge and offers him more money. Mike plays it cool, telling her he'll think about it. Deirdre accuses Andy of encouraging Tracy to bunk off. Jenny is summoned to a meeting with her college adviser, Mr Robbins. She decides to return to Poly. Deirdre is shocked when Tracy thinks Ken has told her about the arcade. Ken tells Deirdre that he wants to sort the problem out with her. She thinks he wants Tracy's bad behaviour to continue in the hope that it'll bring them together and tells him that she'll deal with it on her own.


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  • Lynne Perrie (Ivy Brennan) is credited but does not appear.
  • TV Times synopsis: Jim proudly presents his new business premises to Liz - but why isn't she happy about it? Mike finds the game at Ingrams moving out of his control.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 17,010,000 viewers (2nd place - combined figure including repeat).
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