Episode 1594
Production code P694/594
ITV transmission date 26th April 1976 (Monday)
Stories by Esther Rose
Peter Tonkinson
Script editor Leslie Duxbury
Writer Kay McManus
Designer Geoff Bentley
Director Richard Stroud
Producer Bill Podmore
Previous episode 21st April 1976
Next episode 28th April 1976


Ernie spends the night at Len's house. Elsie grows tired of having to flatter Merchandising Manager Roy Thornley. Stan picks 'The Western Desert' for his next round in the Superbrain contest. The Council raps Alf for being at the Gatsby Club. Ena advises Emily to stick by Ernie. Tricia and Gail both ask Elsie for the assistant's job at Sylvia's Separates. Emily dumps Ernie's clothes at Len's. Ernie apologises to Emily and asks if they can start again. She agrees. Elsie decides to take Tricia on but the girls toss a coin and Gail wins.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Elsie's getting a new assistant - but who will it be?
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 7,700,000 homes (4th place).
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