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Episode 3246 (1st July 1991)

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Episode 3246
Episode 3246
Production code P694/2246
ITV transmission date 1st July 1991 (Monday)
Story editor Tom Elliott
Story associates Trevor Suthers
Graham Carlisle
Elizabeth Malpas
Writer Barry Hill
Designer Chris Truelove
Director David Richards
Executive Producer David Liddiment
Producer Mervyn Watson
Previous episode 28th June 1991
Next episode 3rd July 1991


Ivy refuses to stop on at the shop anymore out of loyalty. She's starting at Bettabuy. Emily enjoyed the peace and tranquility of Rhos-on-Sea. Deirdre discovers the arcade managers haven't been paid recently. Dean Lockwood tells her that Phil often has cash flow problems. Alma and Gail tell Audrey to pull herself together. Rita feels sorry for Alf. Ralph Dobson contacts Jackie and arranges a private meeting. Rita lectures Audrey on what a mess she's making of her life. She makes her see that she needs Alf. Audrey goes to make up with Alf but when she sees Ivy at the shop she changes her mind. Phil tells Mike that he needs money for a deal and asks for a £6,000 loan. Mike says he can't help him until after the wedding. Ralph tells Jackie that his new firm wants to buy Ingram's. Ivy calls on Audrey and tells her that Alf has collapsed in the shop and has been taken to hospital.


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  • This episode had to be rewritten following Bryan Mosley's sudden heart attack on 9th June. In the original script, Alf Roberts told Rita Fairclough that she was the only woman ever to understand him when she tried to arbitrate between him and Audrey.
  • A female customer in the Corner Shop is uncredited, despite having a line of dialogue.
  • TV Times synopsis: Phil is in need of money: can any of his old friends help? Meanwhile, his partner, Deirdre Barlow, worries about his approach to business.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 13,559,000 viewers (2nd place).
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