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As they're having to pay to hire the Rovers, the Duckworths feel they can't afford to buy each other anniversary presents. Vera is disappointed but Jack is delighted. Gail is upset when Sally is cool towards her. Ashley starts work at the corner shop, delighting in his role as defender of the women. Vera determines to get her money's worth at the party and tells Alec that he won't be an invited guest as he'll have to stay sober behind the bar. Toyah suspects Mickey Hegarty and Pete Hickman of being the thugs who robbed the shop. She thinks of shopping them when she discovers Maud is offering a reward. Leanne warns her that if she does, the lads will beat her up. Alec tells everyone about the party in the hope the takings will go up. Les is furious when his Lada is stolen. Toyah identifies the thieves as Mickey and Pete and he insists that she tells the police. Gail apologises to Sally for going to Natalie's house but Sally refuses to forgive her and tells her that she doesn't need friends like her.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Sally can't forgive Gail for betraying her, and Les is relieved of a prize possession.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 10,970,000 viewers (7th place - combined figure including repeat).
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