Episode 4538
Episode 4538
Production code P694/4538
ITV transmission date 6th January 1999 (Wednesday)
Script editor Pamela Woods
Story editor David Lane
Story associates Di Burrows
Steve Hughes
Mariam Vossough
Nick West
Writer Peter Whalley
Designer Julian Perkins
Director Jim O'Hanlon
Executive Producer Carolyn Reynolds
Producer David Hanson
Previous episode 4th January 1999
Next episode 8th January 1999


Audrey breaks down at Alf's funeral and seeks reassurance from Gail that she came through in the end by providing her with a father. Gail and Martin take David and Sarah to the funeral, along with Nick and Leanne. Deirdre, Blanche, Emily, Ken, Fred, Maud, Rita, Kevin, Sally, Betty, Alma and Mike join the family as Alf is buried. Emily and Ken are annoyed when Blanche condemns Alf for always looking after himself and not the Community. The Mayor offers Alf's title to Audrey and to become "Mrs Millennium" but she fears it will make her sound ancient. When she finds out about the insurance policy running out on New Year's Eve, Audrey insists he must have died before midnight. She becomes hysterical when no one can confirm he died on the 31st December. She fears that she's going to be a pauper. Les admits to an incredulous Janice that he took the drug overdose himself.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Alf is laid to rest, while a furious Audrey discovers the truth about his life insurance. Meanwhile, Les confesses his hospital misdemeanours to Janice.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 18,800,000 viewers (3rd place - combined figure including repeat).
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