Episode 2973
Episode 2973
Production code P694/1973
ITV transmission date 25th September 1989 (Monday)
Story editor Tom Elliott
Story associates Diane Culverhouse
Paul Abbott
Writer Ken Blakeson
Designer Stephen Graham
Director Spencer Campbell
Executive Producer David Liddiment
Producer Mervyn Watson
Previous episode 20th September 1989
Next episode 27th September 1989


Vera urges Ken to do a story on Mike selling his workers. Gail is furious to hear that Ivy hit Martin. Jenny starts at Manchester Polytechnic studying Environmental Studies and meets fellow students Kate Winterton and Stuart Haley. Ken enjoys working with Wendy Crozier. Gail tells Ivy to keep away from her and the children. Ken interviews Mike over the factory sell-off. Mike is happy to pose for a photo, sucking a cigar. Vera and the factory girls go to the Department of Employment Office looking for compensation. They are told that Maurice Jones is responsible for their redundancy payments. Jenny is too worried about Alan's trial to make new friends. Emily strikes up a plan of action to fight for redundancies.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Ivy Brennan thinks she has gained the upper hand in her battle against Martin, but the tables are suddenly turned. And Emily has to decide where her loyalties lie.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 19,410,000 viewers (2nd place - combined figure including repeat).
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