It's New Year's Eve. Emily, Vera, Blanche and Betty set up the buffet for the party in the Rovers. Sally arrives home in a posh car which Ian has lent her for the weekend as a thank-you for all her hard work. Kevin's impressed. Shelley's delighted when Charlie gives her a new dress to wear to the party. She's put out when she realises that it's two sizes too small and asks Charlie to take it back. Charlie suggests she should go on a diet and the dress could be an incentive. Charlie gives the dress to Jason so that Violet can try it instead. Chesney's very excited when Cilla and Les take him to the Rovers with them. The Baldwins celebrate Warren's 18th birthday. For his present Candice gives him a ring explaining that it only symbolises commitment if he wants it to. Danny leads Frankie up to the factory roof where he romantically proposes to her even thought they're already married. Frankie's touched. Against his will, Steve allows Tracy to drag him to the Rovers with her. Violet turns up for work wearing Shelley's dress. Shelley's furious until Charlie explains that he gave it to Jason rather than throw it away. Violet apologises and offers to change. Shelley feeling completely humiliated, but blaming herself, walks through to the back and cries her eyes out.


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  • TV Times synopsis: The residents descend on the Rovers to see in the New Year; and Warren looks forward to his birthday. Steve surprises Tracy by agreeing to go out for the evening.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 11,420,000 viewers (8th place).
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