Episode 3451
Production code P694/2451
ITV transmission date 16th October 1992 (Friday)
Story associates Graham Carlisle
Marvin Close
Jan McVerry
Julie Rutterford
Writer Ken Blakeson
Designer Paul Rowan
Director Brian Mills
Executive Producer David Liddiment
Producer Carolyn Reynolds
Previous episode 14th October 1992
Next episode 19th October 1992


Ivy tries to convince Don that she won't drink anymore. Derek gets a job interview at the school. Mavis realises that she's going to have to make way for Rita to run The Kabin. Steve starts work in the garage unit, cleaning up ready for printing T-shirts. Reg tells Ivy that he's sick of the way she's been behaving at work. He tells her the company can't afford to carry dead wood. She promises Reg she's sorted out now. Reg tells her that he won't allow it to happen again and she's sacked. She is stunned. Curly pleads with Reg not to sack Ivy, fearing it will send her over the edge again. He urges him to show compassion. Mavis removes her manager badge. Rita promises her that they'll run the shop together and she'll maintain her salary. Derek is depressed at the thought of turning into old caretaker Percy. Reg tells Ivy she can stay on, telling her that she has Curly to thank. Ken meets Maggie Redman at a parents' meeting. She's worried about Mark's behaviour after Harry's death. Ken assures her that he'll keep an eye on him. Steve learns how to screen-print. Don is concerned at the easy way Ivy has accepted him being back. He reminds her it's only a temporary arrangement.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Derek Wilton gets the chance to prove his worth by trying to land a job.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 19,230,000 viewers (2nd place - combined figure including repeat).
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