Episode 4261
Episode 4261
Production code P694/4261
ITV transmission date 8th September 1997 (Monday)
Story editor Ann McManus
Story associates Jim O'Hanlon
Gareth Roberts
Writer Andy Armitage
Designer Christopher Walker
Director Lou Wakefield
Producer Brian Park
Previous episode 7th September 1997
Next episode 10th September 1997


Judy plans to give up working to look after Katie but Gary worries about how they'll cope. Sally tells Chris that he shouldn't be sleeping rough in the garage and offers her sofa to him. Mavis and Rita make plans for their Lake District B&B and tell the regulars they're selling up. Zoe's feelings towards Katie are confused; now that she's leaving she wants to take her with her. Leanne advises her to take the money and Katie and run away. She realises she couldn't do that to the Malletts and has a tearful goodbye with Katie before leaving. Chris moves into No.13. Alan and Fiona go out for a meal with her parents. They ask to pay for the wedding and annoy Fiona by changing the plans - making it a big affair. Alan thanks them for their generosity. Alec tells Rita that she's insane to think of spending the future with Mavis. She is amazed to see he cares so much. Judy and Gary are happy having Katie to themselves at last.


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  • TV Times synopsis: It's time for Zoe to leave Katie with the Malletts - but can she go through with it?
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 15,050,000 viewers (1st place - combined figure including repeat).
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