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Episode 4001
Episode 4001
Production code P694/4001
ITV transmission date 17th April 1996 (Wednesday)
Story editor Paul Marquess
Story associates Ann McManus
Marvin Close
David Millard
Writer Adele Rose
Designer Christopher Walker
Director Brian Mills
Executive Producer Carolyn Reynolds
Producer Sue Pritchard
Previous episode 15th April 1996
Next episode 19th April 1996


Jack, Fred and Gary have a blissful morning watching Betty's Hot Shot training. Joyce tries to persuade Vera to take Judy on as barmaid but Vera isn't keen. Vicky and Steve plan a second honeymoon and consider going on a cruise. Maud worries about Maureen suffering a breakdown as she keeps crying over Reg. Ashley feels bold enough to kiss Kelly but runs off in case Fred catches him. Maud asks some of the women to draw Maureen out of herself. Vicky is horrified when Detective Constable Cannon questions her about Malcolm Fox's statement. She tells him that she doesn't know anything. When Kevin questions his authority, Don reminds him that he owns the garage and is boss. Deirdre tries to launch herself onto the job market but finds that she knows nothing of word processors and graphic packages. Liz entertains Deirdre, Audrey, Alma and Maureen to a girls' night in. They drink and chat and realise that out of them all Audrey is the only one who hasn't strayed from her husband. Vera gives Joyce extra hours helping out behind the bar. Vicky is upset when Steve doesn't seem bothered by the police calling. He tells her that there's nothing to worry about.


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  • This episode was transmitted at 6.50pm to allow for coverage of Champions League football.
  • TV Times synopsis: Vicky gets a surprise visit from the boys in blue. Liz tries her best to cheer up Maureen.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 13,370,000 viewers (6th place - combined figure including repeat).
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