Episode 3950
Episode 3950
Production code P694/2950
ITV transmission date 20th December 1995 (Wednesday)
Story associates Gillian Creswell
Anne Harris
Marvin Close
Writer Martin Allen
Designer Christopher Walker
Director John Michael Phillips
Executive Producer Carolyn Reynolds
Producer Sue Pritchard
Previous episode 18th December 1995
Next episode 22nd December 1995


Raquel receives a letter from Bet in the Canary Islands wishing her well in her new life. She sorts through all Bet's old clothes to send them to a charity shop. Raquel keeps her cigarette holder and a pair of earrings as a memento of her. Raquel worries about showing Curly up in front of his boss so she borrows Audrey's etiquette book. Vicky buys Steve a personalised number plate for Christmas. Jim is amazed when Liz tells him that she has been laid off by Des. He accuses Sean of sacking Liz as he has a vendetta against Steve. Sean tells him the decision was Des'. The Firmans entertain Curly and Raquel, with Raquel getting too worried over what is and what isn't correct form. Curly is horrified when Raquel spills her drink over Edith Firman's dress just when Eric has more or less promised him the job of Manager. Liz tells Andy she stopped working for Des as she can't stand being near him all the time. Jim demands to know why Des has sacked Liz. Des sticks to his story of being overstaffed and Liz has to stop Jim from hitting him.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Des has some explaining to do when Jim finds out Liz has been sacked.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 17,300,000 viewers (2nd place - combined figure including repeat).
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