Susan is cool towards Mike. He maintains change costs money and there's no guarantee that children's clothes would be successful. Sally tries to make up with Hilda by doing all the housework. Alf makes Hilda see that Sally looks upon Hilda as a mother figure and has always had a bad relationship with her mother. Betty is upset when Alec tells her that if the pub's profits don't rise, Bet will be told to cut back at staff. Singing duo Carnival perform at the Rovers and boost trade. To make things up to Hilda, the Websters buy her a second-hand washing machine. She is thrilled. Mike tells Susan that she can do a feasibility study on children's clothes. Rita warns Bet not to get too involved with Alec - he's rotten to the core.