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Episode 4144 (16th February 1997)

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Episode 4144
Episode 4144
Production code P694/4144
ITV transmission date 16th February 1997 (Sunday)
Story editor Paul Marquess
Story associates Ann McManus
Jim O'Hanlon
David Millard
Writer Peter Whalley
Designer Christopher Walker
Director Brian Mills
Producer Sue Pritchard
Previous episode 14th February 1997
Next episode 17th February 1997


Tricia isn't allowed to hold her baby as he's so small at five weeks premature. Jamie overhears Vera worrying that the baby might not live. He convinces himself that his brother is going to die but Tricia assures him he'll fight back and get stronger. Curly is amazed when Anne seeks him out, saying she wants to remain friends. He tells her he wants nothing more to do with her. She turns on Samantha, accusing her of seducing him into living at No.7. Alan is intrigued to discover Fraser has bought The Hour Glass. Fraser spends the day behind the bar with Liz. He tells her he's bought it as a business proposition and assures her he won't interfere with the way she runs it. Maureen and Bill decorate his new flat. Sue tells Ken how she wishes she could tell the school how much she loves him but they agree they should keep their relationship a secret. Des is horrified when he discovers Sean has got sponsors for a jump in his name. He refuses to do the jump and doesn't care what the sponsors think of him. Don suggests to Jack that Tricia's baby might not be premature at all as it might not be Terry's baby. Tricia breaks down, fearing the baby won't pull through. Vera tries to comfort her. Liz meets with Alan at Fiona's flat, scared because Fraser gives her a lift there. Alan tells her that Fraser is a dangerous man and Steve is vulnerable in prison. He advises her not to antagonise Fraser and to keep him informed of what's going on. He gives her his card to get in touch with him again. When Liz has gone, Fiona demands to know from Alan what he’s up to.


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  • TV Times synopsis: There's no escape from Fraser; and Fiona’s policeman boyfriend Alan needs an urgent word with Liz.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 14,170,000 viewers (8th place - combined figure including repeat).
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