Denise invites Don to her party but he is staggered when she also invites Ivy. The Hortons call at No.9 and invite the Duckworths to spend Christmas with them but Vera refuses, explaining that Terry will be home. The Hortons realise that Terry could stop them seeing Tommy again. Denise's friends celebrate her birthday. Tracy is indignant when Bet stops her from drinking lager in the Rovers. Fiona takes Craig and her to Denise's party. Denise is put out when taxis keep arriving to take her to the hospital. Don refuses to go to the party as Ivy's there. He stays at the Rovers and drinks with Bet. He tells her that he's sick of soldiering on. He tells her about his relationship with Ivy. Ivy has a great time at the party washing-up and feeling useful. Bet tells Don that she's been feeling old and depressed. He tells her that she's still attractive. She bolts the doors and leads him upstairs.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Denise tries her best to forget her troubles by throwing a party. Meanwhile two residents decide to spend the night together.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 15,420,000 viewers (10th place - combined figure including repeat).
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