Episode 2916
Episode 2916
Production code P694/1916
ITV transmission date 8th March 1989 (Wednesday)
Story associates Diane Culverhouse
Barry Hill
Writer Leslie Duxbury
Designer David Buxton
Director Spencer Campbell
Executive Producer David Liddiment
Producer Mervyn Watson
Previous episode 6th March 1989
Next episode 13th March 1989


Martin assures Rita that Dawn Prescott was not interested in Alan. Mavis panics about the dinner party. Terrified of being caught, Rita searches Alan's office. She finds letters from the building society. Alan returns to the office but she doesn't let on about what she's found. Bet interviews barmaids. Kevin realises that he can't raise the money to buy the garage and Gail decides to sell it to Tom Casey. Derek tries hard to impress Arthur Dabner. He and Mavis are both disappointed when Arthur has little appetite and spends the evening talking to Emily. They make a date to see each other again.


Regular castEdit

Guest castEdit



  • TV Times synopsis: Mavis is getting in a stew about preparations for dinner at the Wiltons and worrying that it will turn out to be another almighty flop. Rita is mulling over Dawn's serious accusations against Alan and deciding what course of action she must now take to uncover the real truth.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 25,530,000 viewers (1st place - combined figure including repeat).
March 1989 episodes
Wed 1stMon 6thWed 8thMon 13thWed 15thMon 20thWed 22ndMon 27thWed 29th