Mike has second thoughts about going to the ball, not able to trust himself around Julia Stone. Curly gives Tyrone odd jobs to do around the supermarket as he feels sorry for him. Frightened Leanne goes to the clinic and has the abortion. Roy plans a honeymoon abroad until Hayley points out that she can't go anywhere on her passport. They decide to go to York instead. Mike books into the Charters Hotel for the ball and meets Julia who makes it clear she wants him. Alma's course is cancelled so she decides to surprise Mike by turning up at the ball. Leanne has bad cramps after the operation. Nick fusses over her and tells Ashley she's lost the baby. Mike is flattered by Julia and agrees to go to her room but is stopped by Alma's arrival. He is startled but manages to cover his shock.


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  • A businessman who speaks to Ted Cooper at the Rag Trade Ball is uncredited.
  • TV Times synopsis: Leanne carries out her plan. Mike has a close shave.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 14,460,000 viewers (4th place - combined figure including repeat).
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