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Vera is stunned by Ivy's death. Bill finishes Sally's kitchen. Don is saddened when he remembers how much he cared for Ivy in the early years. When Josie offers to move out until after the funeral he refuses to let her. He is uncomfortable when he visits the retreat only to be told that everyone loved Ivy and the whole place is grieving. Don refuses to pay his last respects to Ivy, knowing it would only be an act. Curly amazes his friends by announcing that he's signed them up for a five-a-side league. He's called them The Rovers and they'll be playing a match a week. Percy receives a letter from Elaine explaining how Bill neglected her and did nothing but drink in his spare time. Bill is furious when Percy challenges him. Reg throws a barbecue party to impress Leo but Leo feels that Reg and Curly are useless and should be replaced. Ivy leaves a letter for Nick to have after her death - in it she tells him she wants him to have her house.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Reg sets out to impress his new boss, while Don has to go to a convent.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 13,650,000 viewers (3rd place - combined figure including repeat).
  • The ITV3 repeat of this episode on 18th May 2020 was transmitted without any cuts.
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