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Ken tells Reg that he would move if given a financial incentive such as £9,000. Bernard grows concerned as to how Percy feels about him marrying Emily. He talks to him about it but the little chat is not a success as Percy tells Bernard that he’s got better things to worry about than him and Emily. Derek throws a birthday party for Mavis. She is amazed when loads of people turn up. Vicky is pleased when Leo Penington spends time with her, staying at the Rovers. Percy worries about how he ever got himself into an engaged position. He chats to Alma who tells him that he must come clean with Maud. Mavis is horrified when Derek uses her party as an excuse to sell EnviroSphere products. She rows with him whilst the guests escape. Mike tells Reg that Ken is one of life's misfits and recommends he gets him out of the flat as soon as possible. Percy tells Maud she misunderstood him - he never proposed. However he does feel it might work and proposes to her. She accepts.


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  • From dialogue given in the episode, this is the first time that Betty Turpin has been in any of the new houses on the street, despite them having been built over four years previously.
  • TV Times synopsis: The residents gather to wish Mavis a happy birthday, but get more than they bargained for.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 17,510,000 viewers (3rd place - combined figure including repeat).

Notable dialogue[]

Vera Duckworth: "What do I want a doormat for? I've got a husband at home."

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