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Andy and Steve are ashamed of Jim and don't want anyone knowing that he hit Liz. Lee feels Fiona could get £70 a week for the salon flat but she doesn't want to rent it out. He wants to see his money used properly and threatens to find her a tenant. Liz stuns the Duckworths by arriving for work with a black eye, telling everyone that Jim's hit her. Jim is upset when his sons ignore him. He persuades Vicky to talk to him and apologises to her for being nasty when drunk. He is adamant that Liz dresses like a whore and wants to attract men. Des is relieved when Liz assures him that her black eye is nothing to do with him. Vera wants Jim barred from the Rovers but Jack persuades her that he is their best customer and Liz should go as her eye is unsightly. Fiona gives Alma a week's notice; she's moving into the salon flat. Maxine is upset as she doesn't want to live alone. Liz takes photographs of her bruises. Mike looks round an empty factory unit, telling Alma about his dreams of starting again in the rag trade. Jim tells Liz that he's sorry he hit her and she doesn't have to hide from him.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Liz's fortunes take a turn for the worse when she turns up for work with a black eye. Mike's enthusiasm for his new venture fails to rub off on Alma.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 18,120,000 viewers (1st place - combined figure including repeat).
  • The ITV3 repeat of this episode on 14th July 2020 was edited, with two cuts of 3" and 14" respectively to the first scene of Part Two in 11 Coronation Street, to remove Jim McDonald's uses of the word "whore", plus another brief re-edit to lose him saying "bloody".
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