Episode 3305
Production code P694/2305
ITV transmission date 15th November 1991 (Friday)
Story editor Trevor Suthers
Story associates Graham Carlisle
Marvin Close
Elizabeth Malpas
Writer Peter Whalley
Designer Paul Rowan
Director Brian Mills
Executive Producer David Liddiment
Producer Mervyn Watson
Previous episode 13th November 1991
Next episode 18th November 1991


Ivy is too upset to work. She tells only Vera that Don has walked out. Julie is relieved that Don didn't leave Ivy for her. Alec joins the cruise without telling Bet. Des asks Lynette Campion not to repeat what he told her about Steph and the emotional turmoil he's been through in court as it's private. Lynette insists as she has to defend him. She asks the court to see that Des has lost everything and the fire was symbolic of the fire in his heart. Alec drops hints to Bet that he'd like a break from the Rovers. She thinks he's planning a holiday for them both. Des is given a conditional discharge for twelve months and is told to have the wreck removed. He invites Lynette out to celebrate. Martin drops Nicky off for at No.5 for tea only for Ivy to put him off, having clearly forgotten that he was visiting. Alec prepares to tell Bet he's on the cruise but chickens out when she talks about possible holiday destinations. She's livid when he tells her it's a bad time to go away because of his commitments. Kevin feels that explaining the books to Emily takes more time than doing them himself. Mike tells him he's free to sack her. Gail tries to find out what's wrong with Ivy but is told to mind her own business. Des makes a boat out of paper for Lynette and sets fire to it on the Wiltons' pond. She thinks that he's romantic and they kiss.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Des goes to court charged with polluting the waterways. And Gail offers the hand of friendship to Ivy.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 20,890,000 viewers (2nd place - combined figure including repeat).

Notable dialogueEdit

Gail Platt (to Ivy Brennan): "...Maybe he's got like the rest of us... sick and tired of you finding fault with the rest of the world - and everybody in it."

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