Episode 3961
Production code P694/2961
ITV transmission date 15th January 1996 (Monday)
Story associates Gillian Creswell
Anne Harris
David Millard
Writer John Stevenson
Designer Christopher Walker
Director John Michael Phillips
Executive Producer Carolyn Reynolds
Producer Sue Pritchard
Previous episode 12th January 1996
Next episode 17th January 1996


Tricia worries about how she's going to cope with no money. Maud takes pity on Jamie and gives him a chocolate bar. Tricia accuses him of stealing it and hits him. Nicholas Wilding tells the McDonalds that the evidence against Steve is very damning and he may end up in prison. Steve and Vicky are relieved when Malcolm Fox tells the Magistrates he mentioned Steve in his statement as a vendetta and that really Steve thought the scotch was clean. Alison tells Denise that she's been checking up on Brian and she's now certain he's been having an affair. Denise advises her to fight to keep her marriage going. The McDonalds celebrate when the police drop the charges against Steve. DC Cannon warns Steve that he'll get him next time. Vicky hands over the last £3,000 to Brenda Fox. Liz apologises to Steve for doubting his innocence. Uncle Nick tells Vicky he fears that Steve has paid Fox off and that if the police find out it's a very serious offence. He tells her that he's worried about the world she's living in. Tricia asks Mike for money in return for sex. He tells her that he's not interested and warns her against using his flat for immoral purposes.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Steve faces up to his day in court, and Ken is buying wedding invitations for his forthcoming nuptuals with Denise.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 18,420,000 viewers (2nd place - combined figure including repeat).
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