Episode 3412
Production code P694/2412
ITV transmission date 17th July 1992 (Friday)
Story associates Graham Carlisle
Jan McVerry
Elizabeth Malpas
Writer Julian Roach
Designer Paul Rowan
Director Ian White
Executive Producer David Liddiment
Producer Carolyn Reynolds
Previous episode 15th July 1992
Next episode 20th July 1992


Alma doesn't like the idea of Mike suing Ken. Mike tells Des that he wants him to be a witness as he heard Ken calling him a conman. Des tells him that he doesn't want to get involved. Curly signs contracts on No.7. Alec's pal, Harry Norton, who supplies animals for acts, tries to interest him in renting a vivarium with a spider in it to attract customers. He lets him have one, with a Mexican mouse-eating spider within, on trial. Alec is pleased when it does stir trade but Bet tells him to get rid. Vera is thrilled when Lisa tells her that she will be staying on when she hears Terry will be staying in Strangeways so that she's nearer to visit. Mike gets annoyed when no one wants to testify against Ken. Alma asks him to drop the case but he refuses. Don tells Ivy that he wants her to stop visiting him. She is distraught. Mike tells Ken he'll drop the case if he apologises. Ken refuses.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Mike wants an apology from Ken, but will Ken’s pride allow him to make amends to his arch enemy?
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 16,080,000 viewers (4th place - combined figure including repeat).

Notable dialogueEdit

Jack Duckworth: "That's not a spider, it's a lavvy brush with legs, that!"


Raquel Wolstenhulme: "It's waving its 'orrible bits!"

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