Episode 3986
Episode 3986
Production code P694/2986
ITV transmission date 13th March 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 11th March 1996
Next episode 15th March 1996


Deirdre hopes that Mike will give her a full-time job in his new factory. Sean Skinner grows interested in Liz when he hears that she's separated and Jim is in Ireland. He offers to take her on at his betting shop in Fallowfield. She refuses, telling him that she's not a pushover. Derek is furious when he negotiates a stationery deal with Mike only to have Mike back out after a row with Norris. Fred feels lonely without a partner to take to the Square Dealers' Ladies Night and asks Rita to accompany him. She declines. Derek forces Norris to apologise to Mike and the deal is re-established but Norris cuts the price, meaning that Derek will not receive any commission. Emily ponders the idea of working for Mike in his new factory. She is put out when he tells her that if she were younger he'd give her a job. Liz slaps Andy round the face when he challenges her over her feelings for Des.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Bumbling Norris unwittingly blows one of Derek’s sales. Meanwhile, Andy is concerned that Liz is still interested in Des.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 18,740,000 viewers (1st place - combined figure including repeat).
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