Episode 3358
Production code P694/2358
ITV transmission date 16th March 1992 (Monday)
Story editor Trevor Suthers
Story associates Graham Carlisle
Jan McVerry
Elizabeth Malpas
Writer Barry Hill
Designer Paul Rowan
Director Ian White
Executive Producer David Liddiment
Producer Carolyn Reynolds
Previous episode 13th March 1992
Next episode 18th March 1992


Reg fears that his treatment of Vanessa Morgan will get him the sack. Vanessa thinks he's gone crazy when he suggests that she recreates the display that he previously ordered her to take down. Rita tells Bet about Ted's proposal. She is flattered but feels that Ted lacks passion. Raquel is thrilled when Des tells her that he doesn't want her to go. She tells him that she'll never leave. Rita decides to tell Ted that she can't marry him. He surprises her by whisking her into a passionate embrace.


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  • TV Times synopsis: All her life Rita has been involved with passionate men. Does she now need a gentleman to share the rest of her life?
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 19,510,000 viewers (4th place).

Notable dialogueEdit

Rita Fairclough (discussing Ted Sullivan's marriage proposal with Bet Gilroy): "Well, I've told him I need time... Time to think about it, get it in perspective... Get me life in perspective. Do I settle for what I've got? Getting up every morning just as t'birds are clearing their throat. Working seven days a week. So whacked at night I can hardly open t'door. And for what? So some yob can smash me door down and help himself whenever he feels like it? Or do I snatch his hand off and take off to Florida with a man who seems to think the world of me?"

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