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Maxine fears for her job with Denise gone but Fiona feels that they should just keep on with their jobs and wait for Denise to return. Anne is flattered when Curly invites her to dinner. Alma hears about Denise leaving and calls on Ken, offering him support. Percy is stunned when Maud asks him to marry her. He tells her that he needs to think about it but then becomes angry when Phyllis proposes. He accuses them of having a joke at his expense. Audrey tells Alf that she's never recovered from having to give Stephen away. Alf apologises to her and tells her that he is very welcome in their home. Alison calls on Ken and pleads with him to take Denise back as she wants Brian back. He refuses so she tells him that he's as selfish as Denise. Jim discovers that Des has taken on a new assistant at the bookies. He confronts Sean over the new girl and is told that Des had personal reasons for getting rid of Liz.


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  • Despite a line of dialogue, the new assistant at Skinner's Bookies is uncredited.
  • TV Times synopsis: Percy finds that he is the centre of attraction. Will Alison be able to persuade Ken to take Denise back?
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 18,640,000 viewers (2nd place - combined figure including repeat).
  • The ITV3 repeat of this episode on 2nd July 2020 was transmitted without any cuts.
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