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Danny, Mike and Adam bicker about the factory strike and how to handle it. Ashley phones Steve to inform him that Claire won't be returning to work. Norris thinks The Kabin needs a makeover to bring it up to date. Hayley, Janice, Fiz and Kelly continue to strike. They hound Sally as she arrives for work calling her a scab. Mike advises Danny to give Janice her job back but he refuses. Cilla insists she wants a proper wedding cake. Les promises he'll steal one for her. Claire's incensed when Ronnie tells her that Ashley has resigned her on her behalf from Street Cars. She insists she wants to continue with her job. Ashley and Claire are at loggerheads over her job. Ashley wants her to stay at home and look after Joshua. Cilla sets Kirk his next task which is to capture the girdle of the Queen of the Amazons - in other words, get one of Blanche's corsets off her. Gail apologises to Phil and explains that because of Richard Hillman she hasn't the confidence to start another relationship. Robyn celebrates buying a house in Liverpool. Martin's pleased for her. Rita talks about the forthcoming cruise she's booked. Mike can no longer keep it a secret and tells Danny that he is actually his son and not his nephew.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Tensions rise at Underworld as the strike continues. Mike tells Danny to resolve the situation by talking to Janice, but he refuses - leading to a revelation; Claire vows not to let problems stop her doing her job, prompting a decision from Ronnie; Cilla sets her sights on Diggory's delicious display; and Martin finds out Robyn plans to leave.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 12,640,000 viewers (3rd place).
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