Episode 2819
Production code P694/1819
ITV transmission date 4th April 1988 (Monday)
Story associates Tom Elliott
Paul Abbott
Writer Tony Perrin
Designer Ann Swarbrick
Director Tim Sullivan
Producer Bill Podmore
Previous episode 30th March 1988
Next episode 6th April 1988


Gina gets bored as Billy Wyatt has to work the Easter Bank Holiday. She encourages Martin to call. Alf lets the flat unfurnished. He learns that it was a mistake as it's harder to get rid of tenants unfurnished. Kevin is annoyed when Brian lets Billy road-test a car he's worked on and he gets Brian to change his mind. Sally discovers Gina has locked her out. She makes a noise alerting Gina who gets rid of Martin the back way. Emily helps Shirley make the flat look nice. Curly gets a few bits of furniture and Martin helps move him in. Shirley admits to Emily that she twisted Curly's arm a bit to get him to move in. Sally is certain Gina had a lad in the house and knows it wasn't Billy. Curly has some Dutch courage in the Rovers before spending his first night with Shirley. Curly confesses to Shirley he's a virgin, she promises to be gentle with him.


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  • The theme music used at the end of this episode starts from the very beginning of the Coronation Street theme, although the credits are the standard length.
  • TV Times synopsis: Most of us take 'Home Sweet Home' for granted, but Shirley and Curly are beginning to see that this is a bit of a fallacy. And Sally is beginning to wonder just what her sister, Gina, does for entertainment while they're out at work.
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 16,400,000 viewers (4th place).
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