Episode 1631
Production code P694/631
ITV transmission date 1st September 1976 (Wednesday)
Stories by Esther Rose
Peter Tonkinson
Script editor Leslie Duxbury
Writer John Stevenson
Designer Geoff Bentley
Director June Wyndham Davies
Producer Bill Podmore
Previous episode 30th August 1976
Next episode 6th September 1976


Roy Thornley asks Gail to brazen it out and lie in court - she refuses. Stan returns the washing when he hears Jim Haggerty, the father of the boys, is in prison. Elsie decides to see Doreen Thornley when Gail says she can't. Stan runs into newly released Jim when he returns the washing. Doreen tells Elsie she had Gail and Roy followed; they spent two hours in the shop after midnight together. Jim gives Stan a black eye. Doreen refuses to believe Gail was the innocent party. Elsie asks her if she could name someone else. When Doreen thinks Gail is a trollop, Gail appears and breaks down. Doreen refuses to believe she isn't a home-wrecker.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Stan Ogden gets more than he bargained for when he tries to sneak back the stolen washing.
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 6,167,000 homes (11th place).
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