Sally moves into No.6. Jack makes Vera see that if she wants to buy the B&B they'll have to save money and she must get a job. Fred decides to sell the corner shop. Maud is sad as she knows it will mean the end of her working life. Vera asks Mike for a job but he tells her that she's too old. Deirdre is alarmed when Ken invites her out for a drink. She hopes he hasn't got ulterior motives. Vera decides to take the cleaning job at the Rovers. Natalie agrees but forces her to work straight away when the bar is full of customers. Vera feels humiliated. Martin is interviewed by Gerald Lickley for a job in his old folk's home - Weatherfield Vale. He is amazed when he's given the job of assistant manager. Sally creates a scene when she finds Alison buying sweets for the girls. She feels he's neglecting them by leaving them in Alison's care. Alison swears she's not trying to come between her and the girls but Sally refuses to believe her. Ken is confused when Deirdre tells him that she's happy living on her own. Alison tells Kevin to keep her out of his fight with Sally as she's had enough.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Martin gets a job - and Vera is forced to swallow her pride.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 18,520,000 viewers (3rd place - combined figure including repeat).
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