Episode 3971
Episode 3971
Production code P694/2971
ITV transmission date 7th February 1996 (Wednesday)
Story associates Gillian Creswell
Anne Harris
Ann McManus
David Millard
Writer Patrea Smallacombe
Designer Christopher Walker
Director Jon Woods
Executive Producer Carolyn Reynolds
Producer Sue Pritchard
Previous episode 5th February 1996
Next episode 9th February 1996


Maxine tries emotional blackmail to get her job back but Fiona takes no notice. Maud reads her palm, advising her to consider her actions more carefully. Liz applies for a job at The Hour Glass wine bar. She plans a night out there with Deirdre. Tricia offers her services to Ken to mind Daniel but he refuses as he wants a registered minder. She rows with him for not giving her a break. Alma is disappointed when she has a meeting with Carrie Meyer and not Stephen Reid. Fiona is stressed at the Salon. She is annoyed that Maxine has not apologised. Tony tries to solve her domestic problems by asking her to move into a flat with him. She isn't keen so he accuses her of always comparing him to Steve. He tells her that he's had enough and they should finish. Ken contacts an ex-pupil who has trained in nursery nursing. Alma is pleased when Stephen takes her drinking after her meeting with Carrie. At The Hour Glass, Tricia is picked up by Mal Price and encourages Liz and Deirdre to mix with his pals. Maxine confronts Fiona over her break-up with Tony. She apologises for being hard work and Fiona gives Maxine her job back. Gail and Martin are uneasy when Sarah Louise tells them that she's seen Ivy at the bedroom window. Jim spies on Liz dancing with men at the wine bar.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Liz enjoys a night out, unaware that she is being followed. Alma has an interesting business meeting.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 19,510,000 viewers (1st place - combined figure including repeat).
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