Episode 4289
Episode 4289
Production code P694/4289
ITV transmission date 27th October 1997 (Monday)
Story/Script editor Ann McManus
Story associates Di Burrows
Jim O'Hanlon
Mariam Vossough
Matthew Westwood
Writer Sally Wainwright
Designer Julian Perkins
Director Will Brenton
Producer Brian Park
Previous episode 26th October 1997
Next episode 29th October 1997


Les panics when he wins £800 on the races but can't find the ticket. Janice joins him in the frantic search. Deirdre and Jon look for a house to buy. She is surprised when he tells her that they can afford a detached house over £100,000. Les realises he left his ticket at Emily's and is annoyed when he sees that she's thrown it away. Mike celebrates when he gets the contract from George Dixon but Angie feels it makes no difference; she is still leaving. He urges her not to throw everything away. She is pleased as he doesn't want to lose her. Nick and Leanne meet in secret. She tells him that she wants to go further with him. He is thrilled but nervous as he's a virgin. Sally tells Gail about her night with Chris and admits she really likes him but feels she's making a fool of herself. Gail advises her to talk to him about her feelings. Jon has a happy time with his wife and children. Sally is put out when she discovers Chris and Angie have gone flat-hunting together. Leanne takes Nick to bed but before they can get started Les disturbs them. He climbs into the attic and gets his ticket from No.3. He's disturbed by Emily and Ken and makes his escape but Ken pursues him into the attic. Ken stumbles and falls through the ceiling, landing on the bed with Nick and Leanne. Les finds him and accuses him of spying on young lovers.


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  • Andy Bradford was credited as a Stunt Double on this episode.
  • TV Times synopsis: Nick’s rites of passage are rudely interrupted. Sally confides in Gail.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 17,390,000 viewers (1st place - combined figure including repeat).
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