Episode 3004
Production code P694/2004
ITV transmission date 13th December 1989 (Wednesday)
Story editor Tom Elliott
Story associates Paul Abbott
Trevor Suthers
Writer Julian Roach
Designer Stephen Graham
Director Brian Mills
Executive Producer David Liddiment
Producer Mervyn Watson
Previous episode 11th December 1989
Next episode 15th December 1989


Jenny is determined to give Alan a proper funeral. She leans on Martin for support. Curly hands in his reassessments and he is appalled to discover that they're going to be used to shed staff, including Vera. Martin stands Gail up to help Jenny. Alf has the rubbish cleared from the yard. Vera is sacked. She is convinced that Renee Dodds, the store detective, is behind it all. Audrey locks herself in the bathroom with a bottle of whisky, drowning her sorrows. Rita recovers in hospital, she looks forward to the future. Jenny packs and returns to halls as she doesn't want anything to do with Rita.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Curly has made the biggest mistake of his life. But will he be able to rectify it? Audrey Roberts locks herself in the toilet. Why?
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 22,000,000 viewers (1st place - combined figure including repeat).
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