Rodney Bostock, relief manager, settles into the Rovers and is very easy-going. Maureen wonders what Reg is up to when a mystery man keeps phoning and doesn't leave a message. When Rita feels down about her birthday, Alf builds her up, telling her how important to the community she is. Martin sees her giving him a kiss and makes a jokey comment. Alf is furious and shouts at him. Betty is moved when Rodney tells her that he's a recently-retired policeman and was helped in his career thirty years ago by Cyril. Jack plans a late night drinking session at the pub but changes his mind when he hears Rodney was a copper. Gail invites Alf and Audrey at the last minute for their tea. Alf is cold towards Martin when they arrive. Curly is stunned when Jamie warns him to take precautions when seeing his mother. Jack is thrilled when Rodney agrees to a lock-in after hours but all his mates are too busy. Martin is shaken when Alf tells him he saw him with the nurse on Christmas Day. Rodney admits to Jack he'd like a pub like the Rovers. Jack has a miserable after-hours session as Rodney plays his trombone to him.


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