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Episode 3953 (27th December 1995)

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Episode 3953
Episode 3953
Production code P694/2953
ITV transmission date 27th December 1995 (Wednesday)
Story associates Gillian Creswell
Anne Harris
Marvin Close
Writer Tom Elliott
Designer Christopher Walker
Director Brian Mills
Executive Producer Carolyn Reynolds
Producer Sue Pritchard
Previous episode 25th December 1995
Next episode 29th December 1995


Steve spends another night in the cells after another case of whisky is found in the flat. Liz is convinced that Steve is guilty. Mavis refuses to go to Angela and Norris' wedding. Maxine is annoyed that Andy stood her up. Mike is delighted with the news that Steve has been arrested, Fiona feels sorry for Vicky. Vicky calls in Uncle Nick to help Steve, assuring him that Steve is innocent. Steve is charged with receiving stolen goods. Curly is bemused when Eric invites him to join the Square Dealers. Norris gets drunk on his stag night and returns Arthur to Derek, explaining how he stole him. Derek calls him a swine for putting him through months of hell. The Malletts think that the Watts's are snobs when they pull out of a dinner engagement with them. Andy explains to Maxine that he forgot about their date as Steve was arrested. She forgives him. Derek leaves Norris in a drunken stupor, taking Arthur and Norris' wedding suit home with him.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Derek solves the mystery of the missing gnome.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 17,550,000 viewers (2nd place - combined figure including repeat).
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