Dev and Geena announce their engagement and invite everyone to an engagement party at the weekend. They decide to invite their parents round together on Wednesday to tell them. Dev suggests they marry on Geena's birthday in July. Dennis is worried about how much Paris is going to cost him. Peter confides in Ken that he's worried he might have bitten off more than he can chew with the bookies as he's never run a business before. Richard asks Gail to come away with him but she says she can't leave the children. Dennis reminds Ryan that he still owes him £200 and he wants it by the end of the week. Eve finds out, and she's the last to know, that Mike is divorcing Linda. She demands that Fred tells her the whole story. Fred tells her about Mark, Harvey and finally the row at the wedding. Eve is now really worried about Linda.


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  • This episode marks the 3,000th appearance of William Roache in the role of Ken Barlow. He was the first actor in the programme to achieve this milestone.
  • TV Times synopsis: Eve is shocked to hear the truth about Linda. Dennis puts Ryan under pressure.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 14,520,000 viewers (6th place - combined figure including repeat).
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