Episode 2070
Episode 2070r
Production code P694/1070
ITV transmission date 2nd February 1981 (Monday)
Stories by Peter Tonkinson
Esther Rose
Writer Peter Whalley
Designer Eric Deakins
Director Stephen Butcher
Producer Bill Podmore
Previous episode 28th January 1981
Next episode 4th February 1981


Annie complains to Eddie about parking the dustcart in the Street. Ken is short with Deirdre. Bert tells Ivy he wants to work in Holland. Fred is jealous that Eddie could win cup final tickets. Ivy is upset at the idea of Bert working abroad. Deirdre decides she must make the first move if she wants Ken. She asks Albert to tell Ken that she's available for the evening. Eddie fears Fred will try to sabotage the dustcart. Brian and Gail upset Ivy by agreeing with Bert that he should go where the jobs are. Albert doesn't pass on Deirdre's message to Ken. Eddie parks himself in the dustcart for the night.


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  • TV Times synopsis: The Tilsley clan argue over Bert's plan to get off the dole queue by leaving Ivy on her own and temporarily emigrating. Eddie Yeats fears that his lorry - all spruced up for a contest - will be sabotaged.
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 17,100,000 viewers (3rd place).
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