Episode 2653
Episode 2653
Production code P694/1653
ITV transmission date 3rd September 1986 (Wednesday)
Story associates Tom Elliott
Paul Abbott
Writer John Stevenson
Designer Eric Deakins
Director Pedr James
Executive Producer Bill Podmore
Producer John G. Temple
Previous episode 1st September 1986
Next episode 8th September 1986


Ida decides to give up the shop steward's job as it's too demanding. Mike goes to Birmingham on business. Audrey worries that Gail is close to a breakdown. Brian decides to fight for custody of Nicky on the grounds that Gail is an unfit mother. Ivy is distraught that the family is being ripped apart. Vera takes advantage of Mike being off to do some shopping in the car. Unfortunately she is spotted by Susan. Brian is moved to see Ivy so upset and cancels his appointment with the solicitor. Vera mistakenly thinks Susan has reported her to Ivy. She rows with her, accusing her of being a spy. Gail tells Brian she's convinced that the baby was conceived before he went to Edinburgh. Brian tells her that he will return to her but only if she has an abortion.


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