Episode 3000
Production code P694/2000
ITV transmission date 4th December 1989 (Monday)
Story editor Tom Elliott
Story associates Paul Abbott
Trevor Suthers
Writer Barry Hill
Designer Stephen Graham
Director Richard Holthouse
Executive Producer David Liddiment
Producer Mervyn Watson
Previous episode 1st December 1989
Next episode 6th December 1989


Vera receives a cheque for £1,947 redundancy money. She takes the day off as a celebration. Deirdre confides in Emily that she and Ken are having problems in their marriage. Alec receives a phone call from Cyril Partridge in Blackpool who has a Rita Littlewood staying with him and says that Alec is her agent. Bet gets Alec to drive her there immediately. Audrey wants Alf to throw his old furniture away whilst they're moving. Alf stores the furniture in the backyard. Vera buys a new dress and a suit for Jack for a big night out. The Gilroys arrive at The Strand Hotel to find Rita singing in the bar. She stuns Bet by asking her how Len is coping on his own.


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  • TV Times synopsis: The police have come to some conclusions about what they are looking for at the building site and the Gilroys discover why.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 20,970,000 viewers (3rd place - combined figure including repeat).
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