Episode 2011
Production code P694/1011
ITV transmission date 9th July 1980 (Wednesday)
Stories by Peter Tonkinson
Esther Rose
Writer Julian Roach
Designer Eric Deakins
Director Brian Lennane
Producer Bill Podmore
Previous episode 7th July 1980
Next episode 14th July 1980


Hilda calls round to Elsie to borrow a cup of sugar. She finds the sofa ablaze and tries to drag Elsie clear but she has to call for Stan to help. Ken and Deirdre talk to each other at the party for the first time since they split. He tries to be close to her but she isn't interested. Stan and Hilda drag Elsie out of the smoke-filled house. Hilda breaks up Arnold and Emily's party for help. The fire brigade arrive but Ken and Stan have already put the fire out. Elsie is full of smoke but refuses to go to hospital. Dr Crawford advises her to give up smoking. Emily takes her in. Elsie has convulsions when she hears she owes her life to Hilda. Renee shows the Bannisters around the Corner Shop. Hilda is proclaimed a heroine. She makes the most of the situation and over-dramatises the events.


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