Episode 1443
Production code P694/443
ITV transmission date 13th November 1974 (Wednesday)
Stories by Esther Rose
Peter Tonkinson
Script editor Leslie Duxbury
Writer Adele Rose
Designer Chris Wilkinson
Director Ken Grieve
Producer Susi Hush
Previous episode 11th November 1974
Next episode 18th November 1974


The Bishops sleep in separate rooms. Annie wants to display figurines in the Rovers. Peggy Barton confides in her father, George, that she likes Ken. At the warehouse, Edward Pollard wants to sack Gail but Ken thinks she'll do well with training. Ray makes the most of Deirdre and Billy's coolness to chat her up. Len makes Deirdre realise that Billy was helping someone who was in a lot of trouble. She realises she's been acting like a child. Gail is thrilled to hear Ken thinks highly of her. Deirdre and Billy are reconciled. The Bishops are polite to each other. Emily refuses to see the Guidance people. Ernie accuses her of not wanting to try. Pollard sees Ken and Peggy drinking together. Emily tells Ernie they're friends but they have nothing else.


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Notable dialogueEdit

Edward Pollard (about Gail Potter): "She's flighty. Irresponsible. Untrustworthy. Impertinent. And she giggles all the time."


Emily Bishop: “I've always known I wasn't a very big sort of a person. "She did trivial things competently", that could be my epitaph. I've always known my limitations Ernest, but this appalls me because I suppose there is still some echo of hope left that marriage meant you'd be a whole person, be complete, not be trivial and grey and anonymous. Poor little Emily Nugent. But it isn't like that, is it?”
Ernest Bishop: “We've still got a good marriage, in spite of everything. We've got a lot in common. We're friends.”
Emily Bishop: “We're just a reflection of each other Ernest, a mirror image. Too much alike, neither of us positive people. That's why Marriage Guidance can't help, nobody can. You can't remake people. It isn't things that are wrong between us, it's us. At least we're friends, we've got a strong bond of affection, we've got a lot in common, but what else?”

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