Dennis and Janice talk about the state Les was in the night before. Les skives off work. Toyah tells Les that he has to get on with life without Janice. He scrounges a free breakfast out of her at the cafe. Geena is disappointed when Dev refuses to spend Christmas with their families. Vera has a go at Curly in the Rovers. Emma is stunned and angry when Curly tells her that he knew Jack and Vera were hiding Terry. Dev tries to talk to Curly about planning permission and upsets him by saying he will make it worth his while. Dennis buys Janice chocolates and they are very happy together. Terry phones Vera as Emma calls round to see her. Emma is suspicious and tells Vera and Tyrone that they could all go to prison for harbouring a criminal. Emma then tells them they have no choice but to go to the police. Gail tells Molly about Richard keeping his second marriage secret. Molly tries to reassure Gail.


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  • No episode was broadcast on Wednesday 5th December due to coverage of Champions League football.
  • TV Times synopsis: Emma gives Vera an ultimatum. Gail decides that her relationship with Richard is over.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 15,370,000 viewers (4th place - combined figure including repeat).
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