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Andy and Steve urge Liz to change her mind and not divorce Jim. They are stunned when she dumps all of Jim's clothes on Bill. Tony helps Fiona move into No.2a. He is despondent when she tells him that she wants to spend her first night in the flat on her own. Joyce is intrigued to discover that Vera's son is a jailbird. She tells her that Judy can be a pain at times. Derek and Mavis are thrilled when Norris invites them to the Square Dealers' Ladies Night. Liz asks Des if he's got a job for her. She is upset when he makes it obvious that he's not interested. Deirdre babysits Daniel so that Ken can socialise. Emily is hurt as Ken had spurned her offer. Maxine feels that Fiona's become stuck-up since buying the salon. Ken returns home early as he feels lonely without a partner. Deirdre warns him that she can't afford to be interested in his problems as she's got plenty of her own. They find it ironic that after all that's happened they are still friends. Fiona gets lonely on her first night and is invited round to Liz's house. Liz admits that she'd rather have had her for a daughter-in-law. They toast each other.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Deirdre and Ken reminisce about the good old days. Des receives an unexpected visitor at the bookies, while Vera and Joyce compare notes about their offspring.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 17,580,000 viewers (2nd place - combined figure including repeat).
  • The ITV3 repeat of this episode on 16th July 2020 was transmitted without any cuts.
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