Episode 2117
Episode 2117
Production code P694/1117
ITV transmission date 15th July 1981 (Wednesday)
Stories by Peter Tonkinson
Esther Rose
Writer John Stevenson
Designer Geoffrey Bentley
Director Gareth Jones
Producer Bill Podmore
Previous episode 13th July 1981
Next episode 20th July 1981


Rita is astounded that Maurice Dodds wants to paint Mavis in the nude. She advises Mavis to steer clear of him. Annie phones Billy and tells him that she's being held hostage in her own home. Mavis is upset when everyone thinks that Maurice is kinky. Annie tells Fred that Billy is returning and his room is being decorated so he'll have to have Fred's room. She tells Fred he must leave before Billy's return. Mike is annoyed to find the girls having a party for Lynn Watts. The girls win him round. Maurice wants to start painting Mavis but she puts him off. Elsie asks Mike for Lynn's job, even though it's on a machine. Eunice accuses Annie of putting them onto the street. She tells Fred that she's sick of the situation and is leaving.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Something's got to give at the Rovers - but everybody's surprised when barman Fred Gee's wife, Eunice, is the one to throw a spanner in the works. There's a traditional send-off for one of the factory girls, with everything but the kitchen sink.
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 15,100,000 viewers (1st place).
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