Episode 2023
Episode 2023
Production code P694/1023
ITV transmission date 20th August 1980 (Wednesday)
Storyliners Peter Tonkinson
Barry Hill
Writer John Stevenson
Designer Eric Deakins
Director Ken Grieve
Producer Bill Podmore
Previous episode 18th August 1980
Next episode 25th August 1980


Ivy works on her machine at work to make curtains for Gail in her spare time. Eddie is given a table on his rounds. Arlene Jones realises Fred fancies her and plays him along. Eddie sells the table to Gail and Brian for £5. He feels guilty as they're broke so gives them £2 back. Ivy is forced to tell Mike his machine work is not up to standard. He tells her that he's been waiting for her to spot that - he just wants to keep the girls on their toes. He withdraws from the machine room and gives the girls overtime. Brian carries Gail over the threshold. Fred gets Arlene to work late "tidying up". The girls finish the big order. Ivy tells Gail the first sensible thing Brian ever did was marry her. Fred is shocked to meet Arlene's big husband, Arthur who warns him off her. Arlene tells Fred the pub is grotty and she won't be returning.


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