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Angie starts at the Rovers. Bet realises that Des Foster fancies her and plays it carefully. She turns him down when he asks her to come along to his Christmas staff outing for old time's sake. Percy thinks the children ask for too much. Gail wants the cafe frontage painted and persuades Alma to let Mike spend his money on them. Alma tells Gail that Mike frightens her. Gail thinks she's getting paranoid. Audrey warns Alma that she risks losing Ken. When Bet receives an impersonal postcard from Alec, she tells Des that she will have a meal with him as long as there are no strings attached. Liz tells Bet that she was tempted to resume an old affair with Johnny Johnson when he stayed with the McDonalds last year but didn't because Jim was around. Bet wonders if she trusts herself with Des. Martin and Gail show the kids around No.8. Nicky is upset that he'll still be sharing a bedroom with Sarah Louise. Mavis hears them in the garden. Maurice Jones accepts the Platts' offer of £38,000 for the house. Mike wants to change the name of the cafe as nobody knows who Jim is. Alma tells Ken that she's his woman and Mike can get lost. Bet calls off her date with Des, telling him it would be a mistake. He accuses her of taking him for a mug.


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  • TV Times synopsis: There's trouble at Bettabuy as the new Santa clashes with his Little Helper. (Note: This synopsis does not reflect the broadcast episode as no scenes in Bettabuy were shown.)
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 19,810,000 viewers (3rd place - combined figure including repeat).
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