Florrie gets herself into trouble with the police on her first day. Ivan Cheveski arrives at the Rovers in search of Linda. Christine Hardman berates Ena for spreading gossip about her mother. Ken is ashamed for Susan to see where he lives.
Linda refuses to talk to Ivan and insists that their marriage is over. Ena is affronted when Leonard Swindley warns her that she should not be frequenting a public house. Christine anxiously awaits her mother's return from hospital.
Ena fears for her job when Swindley catches her drinking in the Rovers. Lucille Hewitt turns up in the hope of spending Christmas with her father Harry. Elsie berates Dennis for being idle and turning down an offer of work.
May complains of headaches but Christine dismisses her as attention-seeking. Dennis surprises Elsie by getting a job at a club in town. Florrie is embarrassed to have her court case reported in the newspaper.
Elsie is taken aback when Dennis comes home with her estranged husband Arnold. Christine finishes with Malcolm when he finally calls to see her. Ken and his friends prepare to join a 'Ban the Bomb' march.
Ena takes over Martha's home after being turned out of the Mission. Unbeknown to his parents, Ken spends the evening with Marian. Miss Nugent reluctantly agrees to hold the fort until Swindley finds a new caretaker.