Episode 2501
Episode 2501
Production code P694/1501
ITV transmission date 20th March 1985 (Wednesday)
Stories by Tom Elliott
Peter Tonkinson
Writer Tony Perrin
Designer Eric Deakins
Director Bill Gilmour
Executive Producer Bill Podmore
Producer John G. Temple
Previous episode 18th March 1985
Next episode 25th March 1985


The Tilsleys work out a rota for looking after Nicky. With Gail off work some of the time, Percy helps Phyllis out at the cafe on the condition that he's in charge. Brian refuses to leave the garage because of all the work. Ivy irons fifteen rugby kits. Martin doesn't like Percy bossing him about. Bet goes to the "Hare and Hounds" with the girls. Ivy feels in the way as the Tilsleys row.


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Guest castEdit



  • TV Times synopsis: Glamorous Bet Lynch's entry into 'high society' is threatened by a dress problem. But a neighbour offers practical help. Brian and Gail Tilsley's difficulties force Brian's mother, Ivy, into making a decision she might regret.
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 19,400,000 viewers (1st place).

Notable dialogueEdit

Percy Sugden: "Listen... I fried eggs under gunfire."

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