Episode 2818
Production code P694/1818
ITV transmission date 30th March 1988 (Wednesday)
Story associates Tom Elliott
Paul Abbott
Writer Stephen Mallatratt
Designer Ann Swarbrick
Director Ric Mellis
Producer Bill Podmore
Previous episode 28th March 1988
Next episode 4th April 1988


Alf tells Curly he won't have immorality in his flat; he's got his reputation to think of. Curly tells him not to be so bloated. Rita doesn't like the way Alan makes decisions about his life without talking to her. Curly decides to get his double bed from his parents' house. Brian takes Billy Wyatt on. Ivy wonders what Audrey is up to in Canada. She doesn't really believe that she's visiting her sister. Martin finds Gina Seddon attractive. Deirdre has her first driving lesson. Curly travels to Crewe to his parents' home. His mother makes the most of him having left the bins. She refuses to let him have the bed when he tells her that he's going to live with a girl.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Curly and Shirley could move into the flat today - all they need is a bed. Meanwhile, Alf Roberts is developing certain fears about his absent wife Audrey, and Rita and Alan are at loggerheads over his latest shout for 'independence'.
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 14,950,000 viewers (4th place).
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