Episode 3297
Episode 3297
Production code P694/2297
ITV transmission date 28th October 1991 (Monday)
Story associates Paul Abbott
Marvin Close
Graham Carlisle
Elizabeth Malpas
Writer Peter Whalley
Designer Diane Crossley
Paul Rowan
Director John Darnell
Executive Producer David Liddiment
Producer Mervyn Watson
Previous episode 25th October 1991
Next episode 30th October 1991


Mike gets Kevin to service his Jaguar. Deirdre promises Ken that she'll be on her guard against Mike in future. Mike oversees repair work at the cafe. Alma asks him not to hang around the cafe but he reminds her that he's her landlord. Ivy tells Kathy Green she must stop the adoption, saying that Gail feels guilty for Brian's death and wants to forget about him. She feels the marriage won't last over six months and wants the court to make the children stay Tilsleys; the marriage is unstable, Martin is too young and Gail is manipulating him for her own ends. Don finds out what Ivy is up to and warns Gail. Mike tells Kevin about a friend who has a fleet of vans which need servicing. Gail swears never to forgive Ivy if she stops the adoption. Don pours his worries out to barmaid Julie Dewhurst when he picks her up in his taxi. She tells him about her own collapsed marriage. He thinks about divorcing Ivy.


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  • TV Times synopsis: While Ivy makes a desperate attempt to stop the adoption of her grandchildren, Don comes to terms with his life. And Mike gives Kevin a career push.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 19,670,000 viewers (4th place).

Notable dialogueEdit

Don Brennan: "Martin, if my wife put her mind to it, she could find good reason why Joseph and Mary were unfit parents, never mind anybody else."

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