Episode 2861
Production code P694/1861
ITV transmission date 31st August 1988 (Wednesday)
Story associates Tom Elliott
Diane Culverhouse
Writer Peter Whalley
Designer Amanda McArthur
Director Ron Francis
Producer Bill Podmore
Previous episode 29th August 1988
Next episode 5th September 1988


Terry is surprised to discover Curly is living with Shirley. Mavis goes for her interview at Barkers and is stunned to be interviewed by Derek. He explains that he missed Manchester and sold his Cornwall company to Barkers. Mavis is embarrassed to see him but he's delighted to see her again. He continues to interview her. Curly loses Lucy Armitage at the fair. Shirley panics. Mavis feels certain Derek will give her the job. Lucy returns home, unaware of the bother she's caused. Shirley is furious with her and gets her mother to take her back immediately.


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  • First appearance of Derek Wilton since 30th December 1987. After twelve years of occasional appearances, Peter Baldwin is a regular in the programme from this point onwards.
  • TV Times synopsis: Mavis is apprehensive before her job interview, but nothing has prepared her for the shock she receives when she gets there. Against his better judgement, Curly is dragged away from his responsibilities, and ends up with a crisis on his hands.
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 13,200,000 viewers (8th place).
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