Episode 3643
Production code P694/2643
ITV transmission date 7th January 1994 (Friday)
Story associates Gary Brown
Jan McVerry
Christopher Reason
Writer Stephen Mallatratt
Designer Christopher Walker
Director Jeremy Summers
Producer Carolyn Reynolds
Previous episode 5th January 1994
Next episode 10th January 1994


Don makes an effort to be nice to Ivy, grateful for her loyalty. Curly receives the redundancy list from Bettabuy's Head Office, it includes Maureen's name. Reg accuses Curly of adding her to the list himself out of spite. Des drives the Duckworths to Blackpool. He urges Vera not to lose her temper - they are in the right. Des is impressed as Vera tells Doreen how wretched she feels and agrees with her that Blackpool is a better place to bring up a child. Richard Willmore tells Liz that Jim must stay away from The Queens. Bet is pleased when Charlie asks her out for dinner. The Duckworths and Des celebrate when the Hortons agree to let them have access to Tommy during holidays. Vera thanks Des for all his help. Bet enjoys her night out with Charlie; afterwards he takes her back to his truck cab. She tells him about Alec and they discover that they're both lonely people. Liz realises she's going to have to chose between The Queens and Jim. He is certain that she'll stay at the pub.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Sparks are set to fly as Vera and Doreen come face to face. Bet tries to forget about Alec on a night out with an admirer.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 19,310,000 viewers (1st place - combined figure including repeat).
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