Episode 3965
Production code P694/2965
ITV transmission date 24th January 1996 (Wednesday)
Story associates Gillian Creswell
Anne Harris
Ann McManus
David Millard
Writer John Stevenson
Designer Christopher Walker
Director Brian Mills
Executive Producer Carolyn Reynolds
Producer Sue Pritchard
Previous episode 22nd January 1996
Next episode 26th January 1996


Maxine fears for her job with Denise gone but Fiona feels that they should just keep on with their jobs and wait for Denise to return. Anne is flattered when Curly invites her to dinner. Alma hears about Denise leaving and calls on Ken, offering him support. Percy is stunned when Maud asks him to marry her. He tells her that he needs to think about it but then becomes angry when Phyllis proposes. He accuses them of having a joke at his expense. Audrey tells Alf that she's never recovered from having to give Stephen away. Alf apologises to her and tells her that he is very welcome in their home. Alison calls on Ken and pleads with him to take Denise back as she wants Brian back. He refuses so she tells him that he's as selfish as Denise. Jim discovers that Des has taken on a new assistant at Skinner's. He confronts Sean over the new girl and is told that Des had personal reasons for getting rid of Liz.


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  • Despite a line of dialogue, the new assistant at Skinner's Bookies is uncredited.
  • TV Times synopsis: Percy finds that he is the centre of attraction. Will Alison be able to persuade Ken to take Denise back?
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 18,640,000 viewers (2nd place - combined figure including repeat).
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