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Mike is furious when Alma's solicitor writes demanding half of his business. He tells her that she's not getting anything as he's always paid everything for her. Maxine slips on the salon stairs and sprains her ankle. Mike tells Linda that he doesn't want anyone to know about them because he doesn't want her involved in his divorce. Hayley wants to tell Alma about Linda and Mike but Roy urges her to keep out of it. When she sees Jean Walters stealing, Hayley advises her to stop but Jean refuses to listen. Steve tries to sell tobacco in a pub and is warned off by Lee Sankey, whose patch he's on. Steve recognises him as an ex-con. Lee agrees to take the tobacco off him cheap. Mike tells Alma that he can't afford to buy her out and if she takes half his business he'll have to close down and make his workers redundant. Maxine is pleased when Ashley insists on taking her to the Freshco's ball, even if her foot is bandaged. Steve repays Jim's £800. Jim is furious when he tells him that he's going to Belgium again and refuses to let him use his money again. Linda tells Mike that Jean is stealing from him and enjoys the power of spying for him.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Mike rages at Alma's demands, and Linda continues to integrate herself with Mike.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 14,750,000 viewers (5th place - combined figure including repeat).
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