Episode 1998
Production code P694/998
ITV transmission date 26th May 1980 (Monday)
Stories by Peter Tonkinson
Esther Rose
Writer Leslie Duxbury
Designer Eric Deakins
Director Alan Grint
Producer Bill Podmore
Previous episode 21st May 1980
Next episode 28th May 1980


Hilda and Stan stay in bed as the flu bug hits them. Mike and Pauline Stringer flirt together in the factory after their night together. Arnold gives Tracy a hamster which she calls "Conky". Emily breaks a date with Mavis to go out with Arnold. Bet is touched when Annie shows understanding over Dan Johnson's departure. Eddie discovers the Ogdens are ill and looks after them. Ivy wants the girls to have a shopping rota, Pauline agrees the idea without asking Mike. Eddie moves into No.13 to keep an eye on the Ogdens. Emily cooks Arnold a meal. They are both contented with each other.


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  • This Whit Bank Holiday Monday episode was transmitted at 7.00pm.
  • TV Times synopsis: Hilda and Stan Ogden are in bed with flu and there are no prizes for guessing who is playing nurse-housemaid-and-cook for them. Will Mike Baldwin's supervisor Pauline Stringer grant the factory girls the perk they are seeking?
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 11,850,000 viewers (8th place).
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