Episode 2859
Production code P694/1859
ITV transmission date 24th August 1988 (Wednesday)
Story associates Tom Elliott
Diane Culverhouse
Writer Bob Mason
Designer Amanda McArthur
Director Richard Holthouse
Producer Bill Podmore
Previous episode 22nd August 1988
Next episode 29th August 1988


Curly enjoys having Lucy Armitage around and allows her to treat him like her own slave. Bet is upset when a little boy claims Rover as his lost dog Prince. Alec comforts Bet as she realises Tommy Ferguson is his rightful owner. Mavis gets a job interview at Barkers' stationery firm. She feels certain it's going to be the start of her new life. Alec secretly pays the lad £10 for posing as Rover's owner and to take the dog away. Lucy and her friend dance to ghetto blasters at the flat. Curly thinks the music's great but Shirley thinks Lucy's taking over. Mavis dreads telling Rita she's leaving The Kabin.


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  • TV Times synopsis: When artful Alec gets down to plotting and scheming, Bet has to come to terms with a bitter disappointment. Mavis’s spirits are raised when she receives a welcome invitation, but dampened when she thinks about the effects it could have on Rita.
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 13,400,000 viewers (6th place).
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