Sally wants to go on holiday in the Lake District but Kevin knows that he won't be able to get time off work. With Deirdre visiting Blanche Hunt, Emily works at the shop. Janice tries to track Colin down but Des tells her on the phone that he hasn't seen him. Des warns him that he's walking into trouble if he dates Liz. Mark and Nicky spend their time hanging round the cafe, completely bored. Mike takes them on to clean cars at MVB Motors. Kevin tells Mike that he's not his slave and he's going to go on holiday, telling him that he'll have to get someone in to cover for him. Sally is proud of him for being forceful. Kevin tells Jim that Mike might employ him. Steve tells Colin he doesn't want his mother taken advantage of. Brendan starts providing free deliveries for regulars. Emily suggests that he employs a delivery boy on a bicycle. Mike gets angry when he finds Mark and Nicky larking about. He tells Mark that boarding school would be good for him. Ken starts giving French lessons to Raquel. Mike tells Jim that he can start at MVB Motors.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Why is Joe so eager for the Websters to take advantage of his holiday offer?
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 15,730,000 viewers (1st place - combined figure including repeat).

Notable dialogue

Raquel Wolstenhulme (to Ken Barlow): "If you're too busy, there's a woman I can go to round 'ere. Private French lessons. She put a little card in t'phone booth."


Raquel Wolstenhulme (to Ken Barlow): "Bonjour Ken, Je m'appelle Raquel. Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir?"

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