Episode 2866
Production code P694/1866
ITV transmission date 19th September 1988 (Monday)
Story associates Tom Elliott
Diane Culverhouse
Writer Tony Perrin
Designer David Buxton
Director Nicholas Ferguson
Producer Bill Podmore
Previous episode 14th September 1988
Next episode 21st September 1988


Vera tells the Websters she feels sure Terry is ashamed of what he did and asks them to forgive him; she doesn't want him to leave because he's friendless. Curly writes his report, saying Mike makes his girls work in terribly Victorian conditions. Shirley tells the girls about his findings and they agree. They tackle Mike about their poor working conditions. Mike is furious that Curly's report has stirred them up and refuses to listen to them. Mavis hears through the grapevine that there's been a hitch in the Wiltons' divorce case and Derek won't be free until the New Year. She is upset that Derek hasn't told her. Gina turns up and asks the Websters if she can stay - Billy Wyatt's in prison and she's nowhere to go. Kevin realises they don't have a choice. Mike demands that Curly lets him see the report. He threatens to sack Shirley unless Curly hands it over.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Curly inadvertently sows the seeds of revolution and finds that he has put himself in the firing line.
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 12,600,000 viewers (7th place).
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