Episode 2698
Production code P694/1698
ITV transmission date 9th February 1987 (Monday)
Story associates Paul Abbott
Tom Elliott
Writer H.V. Kershaw
Designer Eric Deakins
Director Eva Kolouchová
Executive Producer Bill Podmore
Producer John G. Temple
Previous episode 4th February 1987
Next episode 11th February 1987


Alan pays Rita £1,500 for her car. Terry gets a load of household goods to sell door to door. Alan and Rita are amused by the residents' reaction to him spending the night at her house. Rita tells him to give them something to talk about - pay off his hotel and move in. Curly is stunned by Terry's tactics as he sells the goods with hard luck stories of struggling on the dole. Jenny is delighted that Alan and Rita are going to live together. Tom apologises to Hilda and they are reconciled. Alan moves into No.7 and spends his first night with Rita.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Rita Fairclough thinks she and Alan ought to give the gossips something to get their teeth into. And Terry gets an idea for his own enterprise scheme.
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 16,250,000 viewers (4th place).

Notable dialogueEdit

Betty Turpin: "If you're not being talked about in this pub, love, you're not worth serving."

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