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Jim enjoys an idle day. He is annoyed when Jack accuses him of living the life of Riley and starts drinking again. When Maud questions him about work he turns on her, frightening her. Rita takes charge of Fiona, sorting out her dresses and taking her to a pianist, Gerry, who produces a backing tape for her. Maud looks forward to going to Llandudno for the weekend with an OAP group. Mavis watches with interest as the Weatherfield Historical Society visits the street. She is mortified when James Pilling, the guide, talks about Ernie Bishop's murder at the factory on the site of their house. Emily overhears the talk and is horrified, especially when she learns that Mavis and Derek gave their permission. Mavis apologises but Emily is furious that she didn't ask the society why they wanted permission. She accuses Mavis of helping to cheapen Ernie's death. Alec and Rita support Fiona as she does her act at Shirelle's. She goes down well but hasn't got a song for an encore. Tricia is devastated when Carl phones and leaves a message for her. Norris is stunned when Jack quotes some Square Dealer talk to him. Fiona isn't sure if she wants to be a singer in backstreet clubs.


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