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Derek looks forward to receiving his new company car. Raquel urges Des to talk to her and tell her what is bothering him but he tells her to leave him alone and not nag. Rita takes Nick on as a paperboy. Percy, Maud and Maureen settle into their Normandy hotel. Percy doesn't trust the French. Charlie reveals to Bet he was hijacked a couple of years ago and the insurance company will think it's a set-up job. Bet worries he might be right. The Wiltons are dismayed when Derek takes possession of his new car - with a giant paper clip on the roof. Steve is impressed to discover Ron Williams has won a smart car in a card game. Charlie turns to drink as he's stuck in the Rovers all day. Deirdre returns home, having settled Blanche into sheltered accommodation. Ron invites Steve to the races, telling him to get some proper betting money. Percy thinks about his pals who died in the war and admits he is bitter towards the Germans. Maud comforts him. Liz agrees to lend Steve £500 when he tells her that he needs it for a business deal. Ken visits Deirdre and tells her about his relationship with Denise. When Ken reveals that Denise is pregnant, Deirdre gets very upset because she wanted to have a child of her own with Ken during their marriage but he wouldn't consider it. Deirdre throws him out.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Derek Wilton gets his new company car, but it's not what he was expecting.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 16,430,000 viewers (1st place - combined figure including repeat).
  • The ITV3 repeat of this episode on 19th December 2019 was edited, removing 3" from the middle of the Normandy hotel scene in Part One, to remove Percy Sugden commenting that "it's the people I can't be doing with" in France.
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