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Nick urges Leanne to keep the pregnancy a secret until Gail returns from Canada. She thinks he doesn't want to go public because he's still not sure about it. Jackie and Tyrone are horrified to find the TV missing. Curly delights in telling them he stole it. Jackie orders Tyrone to replace it. Tyrone fears a beating and urges Marcus Wrigley to help him get one. Toyah threatens Tyrone with violence if he continues to tell people they're going out. Tracy refuses to explain herself to Robert. Ken tells Deirdre it's up to them to get the Prestons talking to each other. Leanne tells the Battersbys that she's pregnant. They are delighted for her until they realise they're going to be grandparents. Toyah promises Tom that Tyrone is not her boyfriend. Tyrone and Marcus trudge around town looking for a TV for £15. Spider feels uncomfortable when Marcus tells him Jackie will beat Tyrone if he doesn't replace the TV. Nick tells Martin about the baby. He's shocked by the news. Janice worries that Les won't fancy her when she's a grandmother. They brag about the news, despite agreeing to keep it quiet until Gail's return. Martin rows with Les for interferring in the Tilsleys' lives. Vera offers to clean the salon in exchange for free haircuts. Maxine agrees. Spider leaves the front door open after telling Tyrone that the TV is in the hall. When Tyrone steals it back, Spider puts up a front of being dismayed for Curly's benefit. Curly declares war on the Dobbses.


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  • This episode was broadcast at 7.00pm to allow for coverage of UEFA Champions League football.
  • TV Times synopsis: Nick and Leanne decide to share their news with Les and Janice, while Tyrone takes advantage of Spider's kindness.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 15,750,000 viewers (8th place - combined figure including repeat).
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