Episode 3259
Episode 3259
Production code P694/2259
ITV transmission date 31st July 1991 (Wednesday)
Story editor Trevor Suthers
Story associates Graham Carlisle
Elizabeth Malpas
Writer Adele Rose
Designer Chris Truelove
Director Ken Horn
Executive Producer David Liddiment
Producer Mervyn Watson
Previous episode 29th July 1991
Next episode 2nd August 1991


Deirdre tells Tracy that she's the only good thing about her life. Derek plans to keep what he saw to himself but ends up telling Mavis, swearing her to secrecy. Des feels insecure in his marriage. Ivy believes that Don has a moral duty to help the police find Phil and reminds him that Brian's killer was only caught because someone came forward. Percy feels at home with Winnie Dyson. Deirdre is scared to tell Tracy about Phil in case she loses respect for her. She feels she was too stupid to see what Phil really was. Liz tells her she's not being fair to herself. Mavis can't resist telling Rita about Steph. Don offers to go to the police with Deirdre and realises she has seen Phil whens he tells him not to bother as he's alive and well. Betty works Jack so hard that he looks forward to Alec coming back! Liz puts Ken off going to No.1. Emily tells Mrs Ellis that she's no longer selling. She feels awful about it. Phyllis likes Mrs Dyson as she's devoted to her late husband and has told Phyllis that she can visit anytime. Percy goes down with the cold. Deirdre tells Tracy that Phil has run off with his wife. Don thinks that Deirdre is covering up for Phil by not saying where he is. Mavis fears the Barnes' marriage will end and urges Derek to talk sense into Steph. He'd rather forget the whole thing. Tracy goes to a burger bar with Ken where she tells him about Phil.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Derek doesn't know what to do with the knowledge of a neighbour's secret. Emily’s future takes yet another turn.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 14,870,000 viewers (1st place - combined figure including repeat).

Notable dialogueEdit

Betty Turpin (about Bet Gilroy): "She can manage to find a silver lining under every cloud."

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