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Plot

Becky stands up for Jamie when her friend Lauren teases him about his dad being in prison. Curly is stunned when Raquel dresses in a sophisticated style for an interview at the Imperial Hotel in Manchester. Billy questions Des about Claire losing her widow's pension from the RAF. Des doesn't know what he's talking about. Becky tells Jamie how much she misses her dad. He tells her that he's upset as Tricia is seeking a divorce from Carl. Tricia is annoyed that she can't divorce Carl quickly without his agreement. Vera assures her that she'll pay the solicitor's bills. Curly reminds Raquel that they want to have children but she now wants to concentrate on her career first of all. Don shows Ashley around No.5. Ashley likes it but Kelly is wary of Don. When Des asks Claire about her pension, she automatically thinks that Carol has told him. She calms down when he says it was Billy who told him. Raquel is taken on at the hotel on a trial basis. Ken tells Deirdre he fears that Sue Jeffers is attracted to him and will make a move at the teachers' conference. Deirdre advises him to clear the air before they go away. Bill tells Maureen he likes her and would like a relationship with her. She is flattered but tells him that she feels committed to her mother and the shop and that she feels she's not completely over Reg yet, although she responds when Bill kisses her. Des is stunned when Claire tells him that her pension is £16,000 and she doesn't mind giving it up to live with him.

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Notes

  • TV Times synopsis: Ken's child-minder Kelly disapproves of the latest woman in his life.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 17,190,000 viewers (2nd place - combined figure including repeat).
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