Episode 2812
Production code P694/1812
ITV transmission date 9th March 1988 (Wednesday)
Story associates Tom Elliott
Paul Abbott
Writer John Stevenson
Designer Ann Swarbrick
Director Ric Mellis
Producer Bill Podmore
Previous episode 7th March 1988
Next episode 14th March 1988


Vera begins to worry that Jack is right and Amy has been stealing. Ken is annoyed that Nick Cavanagh has asked Janet Bamford to work full-time. Jack convinces Vera he is concerned about Amy's thieving as he's in charge of stock and Alec will think he's the thief. She tackles Amy who accuses her of turning against her and threatens to leave. Nick makes Ken see they need someone full-time in the office. Janet can't work it so they tell her she will have to leave. Amy tells Vera that Jack's a rotten husband and should be thrown out. Vera becomes angry, telling her that Jack doesn't want to lose his job. Amy is shocked when Vera calls her bluff and tells her to leave, as she's missed her last bus Vera drives her and her bags to her sister Edie's. Bet returns from hospital, putting a brave face on things. Alone with Alec she breaks down, telling Alec she wanted the baby so much. They mourn together. Jack is ecstatic that Amy has left. Vera is furious to find Amy has stolen all her valuables and taken them with her. Ken is astounded when Nick's daughter Fiona Cavanagh moves into the office as his assistant. Ken feels she'll spy on him.


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