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Episode 3948
Episode 3948
Production code P694/2948
ITV transmission date 15th December 1995 (Friday)
Storyliners Gillian Creswell
Anne Harris
Marvin Close
Writer Stephen Mallatratt
Designer Christopher Walker
Director Jon Woods
Executive Producer Carolyn Reynolds
Producer Sue Pritchard
Previous episode 13th December 1995
Next episode 18th December 1995


Liz pretends to be sick to stay off work. She is confused by her feelings for Des and Jim. Des asks her not to hide from him. She tells him that she can't live a lie. Bill and Jim buy a battered van. Steve tells Vicky he feels that she's acting like his probation officer, checking up on him all the time. Vicky is hurt as she just wants to be with him. Denise is alarmed when Alison Dunkley tells her that she thinks Brian is having an affair. Alison is suspicious of his movements but has no proof. Derek is shocked when Norris asks him to be his best man when he marries Angela. Denise tries to persuade Alison that Brian isn't being unfaithful but can't help asking what their sex life is like. Jim explains away Liz's moods by thinking she's having a hard time at work with Des. Derek is uncomfortable about being Norris' best man when he marries his ex-wife but is talked into it. Denise warns Brian that Alison suspects him of being unfaithful. Judy pleases Gary by putting a neon sign in the house window saying "Santa's Nookie Nest". Des tells Sean that he's having trouble with Liz and wants a transfer. Sean refuses and tells him they'll sack Liz.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Denise receives a most unwelcome visit from her sister, and Liz’s fate is sorted out behind her back.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 16,620,000 viewers (3rd place - combined figure including repeat).
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