Episode 4098
Episode 4098
Production code P694/4098
ITV transmission date 27th November 1996 (Wednesday)
Story editor Paul Marquess
Story associates Gillian Creswell
Ann McManus
David Millard
Writer Martin Allen
Designer Christopher Walker
Director Brian Mills
Producer Sue Pritchard
Previous episode 25th November 1996
Next episode 29th November 1996


Jamie looks after the pigeons whilst Jack is in hospital. Emily offers Ken support in his fight to get Daniel back. The Wiltons invite Rita and Fred to Sunday lunch so Derek can butter him up for the Square Dealers. Joyce is desperate for money but Vera refuses to give her a sub. Alec tells Fiona that he doesn't want anything to do with her until she apologises for breaking their contract. He tells her to decide if she's serious about singing as he has a big gig in Wolverhampton lined up for her. Rita refuses to have lunch with Fred at the Wiltons' house as she knows they are matchmaking. Liz visits Steve in prison and tells him about the £1,000. He thinks it's from an admirer. "Mr Big" Fraser Henderson watches their conversation. Vera discovers that Jack was planning to have a photo taken for a Christmas card when he was on the horse. She gets the truth out of Joyce that the card was going to be from "Jack and the old nag". Emily advises Rita not to dismiss Fred's proposal as life is very lonely and she should have fun in her life. Joyce asks Judy to lend her £45 so she can buy a new jacket. Rita tells Mavis that she will have lunch after all. Fred visits Jack and lets it slip that he has proposed to Rita. Jamie brings one of Jack's pigeons in to visit him in hospital. Vera has a photograph taken of Jack and herself in hospital, with his leg in plaster. Kelly moves back home with Ashley's help. Deirdre tells Ken they need to talk but he tells her that he can't think of anything but getting Daniel back. Fiona apologises to Alec and he gives her the Wolverhampton booking.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Liz tackles Steve about the anonymous gift. Deirdre suddenly finds herself out in the cold.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 16,910,000 viewers (3rd place - combined figure including repeat).
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