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Episode 4240
Episode 4240
Production code P694/4240
ITV transmission date 3rd August 1997 (Sunday)
Story editor Ann McManus
Story associates Jim O'Hanlon
Gareth Roberts
Writer Peter Whalley
Designer Christopher Walker
Director Lou Wakefield
Producer Brian Park
Previous episode 1st August 1997
Next episode 4th August 1997


Fred and Ashley cook Sunday roast for Maureen and Maxine. Chris decides to visit his mother on holiday, annoying Angie by not consulting her about it. Curly tells Samantha that she'll regret going out with Des. She is annoyed by his petty attitude. Fred impresses upon Ashley man's need to have a wife. Ashley is surprised to learn Fred was married at his age. Martin and Gail return from Paris. Kevin tries to talk calmly to Sally about money. She tells him that she's finding it hard to make ends meet and has spent all their savings. He tells her to make a list of how much she needs. Maureen enjoys her lunch with Fred and is disarmed when he asks her to marry him. She tells him that she's still not ready to marry anyone yet. Ashley goes down on one knee to propose to Maxine. She is embarrassed and tells him she has no intention of marrying anyone yet as she wants to have a good time. Sally struggles to work out what went wrong with her life as she doesn't understand what she did to deserve everything that's happened. Ashley tells Fred about proposing to Maxine and her turning him down. Fred tells him he's a fool for rushing into it and should learn to control his feelings. Fiona tells Jim she'd never marry him and he's wrong to think she's marrying Alan because of their night together. He is adamant she's marrying the wrong man because she can't trust herself around him.


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