Episode 2171
Episode 2171
Production code P694/1171
ITV transmission date 20th January 1982 (Wednesday)
Stories by Peter Tonkinson
Esther Rose
Writer Julian Roach
Designer Eric Deakins
Director John Michael Phillips
Producer Bill Podmore
Previous episode 18th January 1982
Next episode 25th January 1982


Betty enjoys looking after Alec but begins to wonder if he's taking her for granted when he repairs his van on her drive. Annie and Betty go to Altrincham to buy outfits for Gordon's wedding. Emily still decides to buy the hospital bed and tells Margaret Swain that she deserves the £2,000. Emily gives her a cheque. Mike asks Alec to do some industrial repairs at the factory. Betty receives a telegram from Gordon informing her that he and Caroline Wilson are already married, having booked a last-minute register office ceremony. She is upset. Fred decides that he should escort Annie to the brewery banquet, with the hope that he can chat up Sarah Ridley.


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Notable dialogueEdit

Annie Walker: "You know, Mrs Ogden, I remember when the world was so different. It's like that thing on television. To think that it used to be like that..."
Hilda Ogden: "What were that?"
Annie Walker: "Oh, didn't you watch Brideshead Revisited? Brought it all back to me..."

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