Episode 3983
Episode 3983
Production code P694/2983
ITV transmission date 6th March 1996 (Wednesday)
Story associates Gillian Creswell
Ann McManus
David Millard
Writer Patrea Smallacombe
Designer Christopher Walker
Director Colin Cant
Executive Producer Carolyn Reynolds
Producer Sue Pritchard
Previous episode 4th March 1996
Next episode 8th March 1996


Raquel is horrified to learn that Des and Liz have had a relationship around the last time she slept with him. Percy searches for his favourite cap. Roy gives Liz flowers and advises her to report Jim to the police for assault. Phyllis advises Des to look further afield for his women as he's had nearly all of the local ones. Andy is tormented by what Jim did to Liz. He goes for him but can't bring himself to hit him. Jim tells him about Liz's affair with Johnny Johnson. Liz talks to the domestic violence officer, Lyn Hargreaves, who tells her that she has every right to make a formal complaint against Jim. Raquel has a clear out of some clothes, giving a dress to Judy. She finds Percy's cap, which he'd given to Curly and gives it to Emily as she hates it. Vera gives Joyce extra work cleaning the upstairs. Jack is horrified to find her in his bedroom. Mike needs more collateral to furbish his factory so decides to take a mortgage out on the flat. Alma refuses to let him. Raquel is put out when Judy wears the dress in the Rovers. Liz tells Jim that their marriage is over and she's going to divorce him.


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  • This episode was transmitted at 9.30pm to allow for coverage of Champions League football.
  • TV Times synopsis: Liz makes an important decision about the future of her marriage. Maxine is suspicious of Fiona’s motives for moving out.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 14,050,000 viewers (8th place - combined figure including repeat).
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