Episode 1990
Episode 1990
Production code P694/990
ITV transmission date 28th April 1980 (Monday)
Stories by Peter Tonkinson
Esther Rose
Writer Barry Hill
Designer Eric Deakins
Director Richard Holthouse
Producer Bill Podmore
Previous episode 23rd April 1980
Next episode 30th April 1980


Mavis goes down with flu. She struggles with the shop, feeling Louise is too young to run it alone but Louise makes her go to bed. Ivy and Gail realise No.5 is too small for two wives. Dan Johnson returns and he is put out to find Bet has left the flat. Ivy is annoyed when Gail makes her feel guilty for doing things for Brian. Rita agrees to help out at The Kabin as Mavis is ill. Bet views a bedsitter on Ludlow Avenue. She is depressed that she's still living in grotty flats with shared bathrooms. Hilda and Vera row in the Street over the bingo prize. Hilda calls Vera a liar. Vera tells Hilda she'd compromise and take Stan on the holiday with her. Hilda tells her to stick the holiday. Ivy snaps at Gail when she cooks the wrong thing for tea. Gail tells her that she's had enough of living with her. Bert tells Brian there's a new estate being built of small houses. Dan helps Bet move into Ludlow Avenue. Annie is angry when Bet says she has a headache as she knows she wants to spend the evening with Dan. Brian agrees to look at the new houses for Gail's sake.


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  • The Granada Plus repeat of this episode on 20th April 1998 was edited down for timing reasons and omitted a scene of 1'14" in part two as Dan Johnson helps Bet Lynch move her things into her flat and tries to persuade her not to go to work for the evening.
  • TV Times synopsis: Bet finds a new home and begins to turn it into a love nest for two.
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 14,591,000 viewers (3rd place).
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