Gail tries to get all her family together for a proper meal. Linda tells Mike that she doesn't like having Mark around as she feels the odd one out. He asks her to make an effort. Vinny offers to help Tyrone train Monica. Tyrone isn't keen as he wants to train her himself. Spider is let off with a warning. Sharon is horrified when Ian plays around with Rita, telling her they'll consider her offer. He suggests they pretend someone else is interested to get her to rise the offer but Sharon refuses. As no one is interested in the weekend away, Curly allows Fred and Ashley to go. Rita is grateful when Sharon tells her that she can buy The Kabin. The Platts sit through a tense meal, with Sarah wanting to go out and Martin angry with Gail for bossing everyone about. She feels that her family is falling apart.


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  • This second episode was transmitted at 8.30pm as no episode was shown on Wednesday 17th November to allow for football coverage.
  • TV Times synopsis: Gail’s attempts to have a family meal fail miserably. Sharon accepts Rita’s offer.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 13,490,000 viewers (10th place - combined figure including repeat).
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