Alf is hung-over. He apologises to Rita for embarrassing her. She asks him to forget all about it. Hazel Broughton tells Sally how hard she finds it to love Jonathan. She thanks her for looking after him. Hazel says that she'd never return to Joe and tells Sally that he's got a girlfriend. Sally is delighted until she realises that the girlfriend is her. Derek plants a dwarf conifer in the front garden. He tells Sarah Louise it's a magic tree and produces treasure. Des thinks it's funny seeing Derek chatting to her. Deirdre is sick of running around after Tracy. Bernard gets to know Emily better. She tells him all about Ernie. Alf tells Rita that he's sober and he still means what he said. Deirdre loses control and breaks down. She is glad when Ken comforts her.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Derek entertains the neighbours with his latest garden novelty. Everyone has advice for Deirdre, but is she interested?
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 17,050,000 viewers (3rd place - combined figure including repeat).
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