Episode 1390
Production code P694/390
ITV transmission date 13th May 1974 (Monday)
Stories by Esther Rose
Peter Tonkinson
Writer David Anderson
Designer Ed Buziak
Director Laurence Moody
Producer Susi Hush
Previous episode 8th May 1974
Next episode 15th May 1974


Stan wants to know who his minder is while Hilda is away working on the cruise ship. He suspects Emily when she calls round first thing. Ken decides not to tell Janet about Sir Julius Berlin's job offer until he knows what he wants to do; she thinks he made a fool of himself by running when Sir Julius clicked his fingers. Bet has left for Morecambe. Stan splashes out on drink with his housekeeping money. He decides to follow Hilda's example and have exotic meals while she's away. Ken asks Wilfred Perkins' opinion on the warehouse. Perkins advises him not to rush into it. After Stan pays £2.50 for a Chinese dinner and gets heartburn, Gertie tries to advise him how to spend his time and money more wisely. Maggie refuses Stan credit as Hilda hadn't settled her bill. He realises he isn't going to survive as he's spent nearly all Hilda's money. Aboard the Monte Umber, Hilda works like a slave. Janet has no faith in Ken at all. She doesn't think he's capable of finding opportunities.


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Notable dialogueEdit

Janet Barlow: "You've got the brains, Ken, and even the common sense. I just wonder if you've got the guts to use it for yourself just once in your life."

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