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Episode 3252
Episode 3252
Production code P694/2252
ITV transmission date 15th July 1991 (Monday)
Story editor Tom Elliott
Story associates Trevor Suthers
Graham Carlisle
Elizabeth Malpas
Writer Tom Elliott
Designer Chris Truelove
Director Spencer Campbell
Executive Producer David Liddiment
Producer Mervyn Watson
Previous episode 12th July 1991
Next episode 17th July 1991


Ivy and Vera attend the Bettabuy quiz night leaving the evening free for Don and Jack to hold a card game. Phil is forced to sell some of his machines. Deirdre lends him all of her money - £200 - to get his car repaired. Rita is horrified to discover that Reg is interested in buying No.3. Sandra Arden phones Alec and tells him that his ex-wife Joyce has just died. Mike finds Ralph Dobson installed in his office administering the takeover. Dobson refuses to tell Mike where Jackie is and threatens him with security if he doesn't leave. Steph is amused when architect Simon Beatty, a customer at work, flirts with her. Alec is shocked by Joyce's death and worries about his own health. He tells Sandra that he won't attend the funeral and comforts her when she breaks down. Phil, Des, Don, Jim and Jack play poker in the factory unit. Phil urges the others to bet big but they're careful. He annoys Don by insinuating that he's out of his league. Don matches Phil's £200 stake and they start adding markers. Jack and Jim try to stop Don. Don pays to see Phil. Phil has a full house but Don wins with four of a kind. He takes Phil's £200; Phil promises the other £450 in the morning.


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  • TV Times synopsis: The men gather for Phil's card school. Has Don really learnt his lesson about gambling - or will he put everything at risk yet again?
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 14,120,000 viewers (3rd place).
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