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Deirdre is charmed when Dev offers her a job at the corner shop. Blanche urges her not to accept, saying it'll be a step backwards. Janice returns from nursing her mother and is suspicious to find No.5 is spotless. She assumes Les has had a woman in before Toyah tells her Dennis has been staying and he's house-proud. Doreen Horton turns up at the Park Road B&B with her boyfriend Carl Mason, determined not to leave without Tommy. She tells the Duckworths that she is Tommy's legal guardian and she wants him back. They refuse to let her take him and alert Jeff to her plans. Vera worries when Doreen threatens to bring the police in. Natalie realises that she can't get at Jez and just hopes he gets his comeuppance one day. Steve pays Jez the £8,000 back. Rita is grateful when Anthony helps her track down her grandmother Beatrice Louise's grave. Dennis is pleased when Janice tells him he can carry on lodging at No.5. Leanne is puzzled to receive an anonymous bunch of flowers.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Leanne discovers she has a secret admirer; and Natalie resolves to move on in her life.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 13,360,000 viewers (4th place - combined figure including repeat).
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