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Curly realises that he'll run Bettabuy when Reg tells him that he's put in for redundancy. Maureen is upset that Maud is refusing to come to the engagement party. She asks Reg to crawl to her to change her mind. Liz is ecstatic when Richard Willmore tells her that she'll be getting her pub in days rather than weeks. Mavis pays to have the camper van removed as she can't take any more. Reg gives Maud her invitation in verse. Despite herself she is impressed and agrees to attend. Doug leaves No.6. Derek and Des are glad to see the van gone, both thinking the other removed it. Ivy tells Don her plans for the shop. He tells her that she's barmy; their lives are no longer together. She is tearful and humiliated. Bet invites Harry Potts to Reg's party. He is stunned when Stella Rigby also arrives. Maureen and Reg are amazed when Maud is all sweetness at the party. Derek is stunned when Des thanks him for moving the van and offers to pay half. Mavis admits that she moved the van. Derek is furious. Audrey tells Alf that they should accept Reg's offer. Bet and Stella tell Harry that they've uncovered his little game. They force him to buy drinks all round at the engagement party. Alf tells Reg that he can have the shop for £68,000. Reg cracks open the champagne whilst Audrey is ecstatic over being free at last.


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  • TV Times synopsis: It's celebration time at the Rovers whilst Bet has revenge in mind.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 14,440,000 viewers (3rd place - combined figure including repeat).
  • The Granada Plus repeat of this episode on 25th May 2004 was edited for timing reasons, omitting 59" from the middle of a Rovers' scene in Part Two, in which Ivy Brennan explains to Don her idea of running the corner shop together but he dismisses it as "barmy".
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