Episode 2144
Episode 2144
Production code P694/1144
ITV transmission date 19th October 1981 (Monday)
Stories by Peter Tonkinson
Esther Rose
Writer Leslie Duxbury
Designer Geoffrey Bentley
Director Gareth Jones
Producer Bill Podmore
Previous episode 14th October 1981
Next episode 21st October 1981


Mike tells his workforce that if he can't find new outlets he'll have to make a third of them redundant. He tells Ivy and Ida that he'll close the factory if they don't produce twelve names for him to lay off. Ron Sykes returns from Spain to the news of the filling station robbery. He tells Brian that he's an idiot for leaving the till in the first place and refuses to help him. Audrey does Bet's hair in the back of the shop. Ivy and Ida can't make up their minds who to make redundant. Mike gives them another day. Ivy feels that Ron owes Brian and wants to tell him so. Bert tells her it's Brian's battle.


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  • TV Times synopsis: There's conflict at the factory as the girls try to choose between a close-down or redundancies
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 16,900,000 viewers (1st place).
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