Episode 3306
Production code P694/2306
ITV transmission date 18th November 1991 (Monday)
Story editor Trevor Suthers
Story associates Graham Carlisle
Marvin Close
Elizabeth Malpas
Writer Adele Rose
Designer Paul Rowan
Director Ken Horn
Executive Producer David Liddiment
Producer Mervyn Watson
Previous episode 15th November 1991
Next episode 20th November 1991


Lynette Campion and Des spend the night together. He tells her that she is helping him forget Steph. He tells her that he wants to see her again. Father O'Rourke finds Ivy crying in church. She tells him that she realises she has driven Don away. Bet discovers that Alec is going on the cruise as MC. The Wiltons are horrified when the charred remains of Des's boat are returned to the house. Mavis threatens to leave home if the boat stays. Bet accuses Alec of treating her like a skivvy. She is upset that he is going to be spending Christmas in the Caribbean. Ivy tracks Don down at the cab control centre. He grudgingly talks to her. Des has the boat taken to the tip; he paid the driver to detour down the Street to see the Wiltons' reaction. Don tells Ivy that he can't live his life as a shrine to Bert and Brian. Ivy assumes Julie lured him away but he tells her it has nothing to do with Julie. She forces him to tell her that Julie is younger than she is. Alec promises to take Bet away to Paris when he returns but she tells him that she won't look after the pub in his absence. Ivy begs Don to stay the night, even if he sleeps on the settee.


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  • TV Times synopsis: The Wiltons are in for a shock as a part of Des’s life returns to haunt them. Ivy finally sees herself as others do.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 20,190,000 viewers (4th place).

Notable dialogueEdit

Rita Fairclough: "Mavis... You really are going to have to learn when people are pulling yer skinny little legs."


Frank Haskins (to Don Brennan): "Look, if yer having a marital don't mind me. I've got more battle scars than a dog's got fleas."

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