Episode 2579
Episode 2579
Production code P694/1579
ITV transmission date 18th December 1985 (Wednesday)
Story associates Tom Elliott
Paul Abbott
Writer Leslie Duxbury
Designer Roy Graham
Director Malcolm Taylor
Executive Producer Bill Podmore
Producer John G. Temple
Previous episode 16th December 1985
Next episode 23rd December 1985


Emily invites Phyllis to spend Christmas with Percy and her. Terry and Curly discover that Sam has swindled them over the rat as it is still at large. Phyllis insists Emily doesn't tell Percy that she's joining them; she wants it to be a surprise. Sam passes his ferret off as a rodent in order to claim more rat-catching money from Terry and Curly. Sam wins Percy's Christmas pudding in the raffle. Gail throws a hen party for Audrey. Her girlfriends arrive and liven it up. The Tilsleys' neighbour Ernie Ratcliffe complains about the noise and ends up being pounced on by the women. Alf gets drunk at his stag party and sits on Sam's Christmas pudding. Sam searches for his pudding.


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  • TV Times synopsis: It's stag night for Alf, hen night for Audrey - and the night of the grand Christmas pudding raffle. Who will be the winner of Percy’s pride and joy?
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 15,300,000 viewers (3rd place).
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