Ken has spent the night on Peter's sofa. Deirdre has spent all night crying. Blanche gives her a stiff talking-to. To Maxine and Ashley's horror they find out that whilst drunk, Doreen and Fred got engaged to each other. Now sober neither wants to marry the other but neither dare admit it. Blanche tries to talk to Ken for Deirdre's sake but he won't listen. Norris finds out that Toyah will be spending the day at No.3 studying on Friday, so thinking that Emily will be safe in her company, he accepts a place on a passport course in Liverpool for that day. Karen and Steve argue. She thinks he should consider Dev's offer but he refuses. Ken goes to see Dev and tell him that he had better treat Tracy well or else. Peter and Shelley view No.11 and to Jason and Todd's disappointment they really like the house. Ken calls to see Deirdre to talk things through. Peter and Ciaran agree that they will start being friends again, for old time's sake, but behind Shelley's back as she wouldn't approve. Ken decides that he wants to try and make another go of his relationship with Deirdre. She cries with relief.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Ken considers whether or not he can forgive and forget, while the Peacocks are horrified by Fred's proposal.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 14,710,000 viewers (2nd place).
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