Episode 3261
Production code P694/2261
ITV transmission date 5th August 1991 (Monday)
Story editor Trevor Suthers
Story associates Graham Carlisle
Elizabeth Malpas
Writer Julian Roach
Designer David Butterworth
Director Mervyn Cumming
Executive Producer David Liddiment
Producer Mervyn Watson
Previous episode 2nd August 1991
Next episode 7th August 1991


Andy and Steve ask Jim to help them start an amateur radio station. He agrees as he thinks that it will keep them out of trouble. Emily worries about Percy in hospital. She visits him and finds him weak and washed out, having had an asthma attack. Emily fears that the stress of the move brought it on. Jim gets the electrical equipment to make a transmitter for the lads. Deirdre decides that she's finished with men. Sally tells her that Alf needs help at the shop if she needs a job. Mavis warns Steph that she's throwing all her happiness away and will regret it. Andy and Steve manage to set the transmitter up and can be picked up by radios. Phyllis is furious Emily hasn't told her that Percy is in hospital. Phyllis accuses Emily of throwing Percy onto the street, Emily rushes from the hospital upset.


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  • TV Times synopsis: The McDonald twins set out on a new venture which might be illegal, could be troublesome, but promises a load of fun. And is Emily Bishop the cause of Percy’s hospitalisation?
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 16,090,000 viewers (3rd place).

Notable dialogueEdit

Deirdre Barlow (to Sally Webster): "You wouldn't remember Elsie Tanner would yer? She used to live in this street. It was always 'Elsie Tanner this, Elsie Tanner that'... Men. Always men! By 'eck, she kept tongues wagging. I never thought it would be me taking over from her though."


Steph Barnes (to Mavis Wilton): "I was just sorting through me laundry. Yer know, me dirty linen. I was thinking of washing it in private."

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