Episode 2052
Episode 2052
Production code P694/1052
ITV transmission date 1st December 1980 (Monday)
Stories by Peter Tonkinson
Esther Rose
Writer John Stevenson
Designer Geoffrey Bentley
Director Richard Holthouse
Producer Bill Podmore
Previous episode 26th November 1980
Next episode 3rd December 1980


Stan's scratching upsets his customers. He is covered with spots, Hilda insists he sees a doctor. Frankie Baldwin arrives from London to see Mike who is sure he's after something. Frankie tells Mike he wants him to invest £2000 in a deal. Mike tells him that he's got no money. Frankie tells him that he's lying. Hilda borrows a home medicine book to look up Stan's itching. She gets engrossed reading about strange illnesses. Mike wants to get rid of Frankie but he decides to stay over. Hilda feels certain she's ill and tells Stan she's going to die. Eddie convinces Stan to see the doctor, saying he could be in line for some compensation. Frankie convinces Fred to invest in his wedding video recording scheme. Fred gives him £70.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Mike Baldwin gets a shock when his Dad turns up out of the blue, trying to raise investment capital. Hilda Ogden delves into the medical books to try to solve the problem of Stan's sudden ailment.
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 17,050,000 viewers (7th place)
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