Episode 2903
Episode 2903
Production code P694/1903
ITV transmission date 23rd January 1989 (Monday)
Story associates Diane Culverhouse
Barry Hill
Writer Barry Hill
Designer Stephen Graham
Director Sarah Harding
Producer Bill Podmore
Previous episode 18th January 1989
Next episode 25th January 1989


Alec can't bring himself to tell Charlie Bracewell to leave. Mavis falls in love with a dormer bungalow called "The Willows" in Ullswater Drive. Alec's accountant, Bernie Greenwood, tells Alec that the Inland Revenue don't believe his tax returns. Alec tells Bet to get rid of Betty. Derek can't view the bungalow because of work. Sally wants to use the £1,000 to buy a share of the garage. Kevin refuses. Bet hatches a plan to get rid of Charlie and invites Stella Rigby over.


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  • Sean Wilson (Martin Platt) is credited but does not appear.
  • TV Times synopsis: Betty is determined to stand her ground over an ultimatum, but Bet is concerned she'll fall prey to Alec’s 'vindictive' streak. Mavis is becoming more and more frustrated as Derek impedes her ambitions to climb up the social ladder, and she decides to take matters into her own hands.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 21,870,000 viewers (2nd place - combined figure including repeat).
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