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Raquel tries to comfort desolate Curly and sends him off to the Job Centre. Charlie Whelan turns up and begs Raquel to help him talk to Bet and tell her how much he loves her and regrets being used by Tanya. Raquel urges Bet to talk to Charlie, telling her not to let Tanya ruin her life. The Job Centre has nothing to offer Curly. He gets depressed and sends the sofa back. Andy celebrates when he gets a place on a combined studies course. Bet meets Charlie at Courtney's Bar and gives him five minutes, during which time he begs forgiveness and swears he loves her. She wants time to think things over. Bet goes shopping as a cover for her absence and then returns to the Rovers, pours herself a stiff gin and ponders what to do.


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  • There were problems with the picture and sound during the original transmission of this episode which affected a scene between Derek and Mavis Wilton.
  • TV Times synopsis: There's good and bad news for the residents, but which is in store for Bet when Charlie returns to the Rovers?
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 17,400,000 viewers (1st place - combined figure including repeat).
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