Ken notices Phil's car parked outside No.1 all night and to Deirdre's horror, bursts into the house to catch him. He feels justified even after discovering that Phil isn't there, saying he has to protect Tracy. Mavis realises that possessions don't matter and plans to return home. Rita thinks she's having second thoughts when she unexpectedly returns to work. Alec feels hard done by, with Bet getting at him over the Wiltons' troubles. Tracy assures Ken that Phil didn't stay the night. He thinks Deirdre and Phil could have lied to her. Percy tackles the milkman about the break-in. The milkman thinks he's being accused of doing the deed himself and says he won't deliver to No.3 anymore. Deirdre applies for a court injunction to keep Ken out of the house; Phil just left his car behind as he was drunk. Percy tries to work out who knew the Wiltons were on holiday. Solicitor Dennis Gaskell puts Deirdre off an injunction as they don't have sufficient grounds and writes Ken a letter threatening to apply for an order if he enters the house without permission again. Mark is annoyed that he can't be alone with Jenny at No.7. Don tells Ken he drove Phil home as he was drunk. Bet thinks that Alec should offer the Wiltons compensation. Don tells him that if he bought the holiday with a credit card then the card company would give him compensation. Ken apologises to Deirdre for getting it wrong. She tells him it doesn't make any difference. Mavis can't bring herself to enter No.4 and stays with Rita for another night.


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  • This episode was transmitted at 6.50pm due to allow for coverage of a UEFA football match.
  • TV Times synopsis: Amateur sleuth Percy Sugden puts Emily’s daily pint in jeopardy. Derek and Rita try to coax Mavis back to normality.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 16,990,000 viewers (7th place - combined figure including repeat).
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