Mavis feels neglected when Rita spends time with Sally. Des skives off work to spend time with Tanya. He has to run off quickly when Alex turns up. Kevin is embarrassed when Rita catches him stripping off at No.13. He feels that she spends too much time there. Janice Baker calls on Gail, upset when she feels that she's been given the brush-off by the hospital. She wants to go further but Gail refuses to get involved. Mrs Baker accuses Gail of siding with Martin - they don't care. Gail is impressed when Martin calmly consoles Mrs Baker, making her see that no one can be blamed for Mandy's death. Mavis feels her home is a warehouse and is sick of people avoiding her. She demands Derek gets rid of all the boxes. Des and Tanya plan to go away together. When Tanya tells Raquel that Des is going away, he backtracks.


Regular cast

Guest cast



  • The scene outside of Jim's Cafe was filmed at 30 Whittaker Lane in Prestwich.
  • This episode was broadcast at 6.40pm to allow for coverage of European football.
  • TV Times synopsis: Des has a humiliating experience at the café flat. And what is Reg Holdsworth up to?
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 13,660,000 viewers (5th place - combined figure including repeat).

Notable dialogue

Mavis Wilton: “Can I make a suggestion?”
Rita Sullivan: “Does it involve a vow of silence?”

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