Episode 3974
Episode 3974
Production code P694/2974
ITV transmission date 14th February 1996 (Wednesday)
Story associates Gillian Creswell
Ann McManus
David Millard
Writer Tom Elliott
Designer Christopher Walker
Director John Michael Phillips
Executive Producer Carolyn Reynolds
Producer Sue Pritchard
Previous episode 12th February 1996
Next episode 16th February 1996


Maxine is certain that she'll be sacked when Jon takes over the Salon. Vera feels that Ivy needs to contact her but doesn't know how to go about it. Stephen advises Alma to stop putting herself down and to go for what she wants. Mike tells Steve that Kbec is too big for him and advises him to pull out but Steve sees through him. Maud feels that Vera's in torment and agrees to help her. Emily is embarrassed when Kelly catches her peeping through Ken's window, spying on her. Josie turns a blind eye as Vera and Maud try to contact Ivy's spirit in No.5. Don is furious when he finds them and throws them out. Josie tells him that it's cruel not to help Vera as she's in such a state. Tony drives Fiona to see Denise. She is just moving house with Brian. Fiona tells her that she's a cow for selling the Salon over her head. Denise tells her that if she can raise £4,500 the lease is hers.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Vera and Maud try to contact Ivy. Steve edges closer to a deal which could change his life.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 18,580,000 viewers (1st place - combined figure including repeat).
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