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Episode 3978
Episode 3978
Production code P694/2978
ITV transmission date 23rd February 1996 (Friday)
Story associates Gillian Creswell
Ann McManus
David Millard
Writer Stephen Lowe
Designer Christopher Walker
Director Brian Mills
Executive Producer Carolyn Reynolds
Producer Sue Pritchard
Previous episode 21st February 1996
Next episode 26th February 1996


Jim doesn't believe Liz when she says that she'll be at home all day waiting for the electricity man. Fiona takes over the Salon, getting Tony to paint out Denise's name. Denise calls on her to check she is happy with everything before she moves south. Audrey tells Alma how sorry Stephen feels for making a pass at her. Alma tells Audrey that Stephen is saving her honour; she made the pass at him. Audrey is stunned. The Gazette sends a reporter, Charlie Figgiss, round to interview the Duckworths. To make sure that the story appears, Jack tells them that he's definitely seen Ivy in the cellar. Vera is moved by his sensitivity. Denise follows Kelly and Daniel to the Red Rec, telling Kelly she only wants to hold him. Kelly struggles to keep calm as Denise kisses Daniel and says goodbye to him. Liz feels that she and Jim need a break so books for them to visit his mother. Jim calls home unexpectedly to see if Liz is there and finds Deirdre waiting for the electricity man. Judy gets tired of subbing her mother Joyce Smedley all the time. She puts her onto the Duckworths needing a cleaner but advises her not to say that she's her mother. Audrey and Gail go to Liverpool Airport to see Stephen off. Josie is amazed that Vera really thinks Ivy's spirit has moved into the Rovers. She tells Don they must do something or Ivy is never going to go away. Jim accuses Liz of using Deirdre as a cover for secret meetings with men. She throws the ferry tickets at him and breaks down, telling him that all she wanted was for them to have a little holiday. He is ashamed and begs her forgiveness.


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Notable dialogueEdit

Raquel Watts: "My Gran always used to say providing you've got a good pair of shoes, a change of underwear and a warm winter coat and a pocket full of dreams you can survive anything."
Judy Mallett: "You can manage without the underwear."
Raquel Watts: " Yes, well perhaps where you come from... but not where I was brought up. Good luck Fiona!"

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