Episode 4541
Episode 4541
Production code P694/4541
ITV transmission date 11th January 1999 (Monday)
Script editor Pamela Woods
Story editor David Lane
Story associates Di Burrows
Steve Hughes
Mariam Vossough
Nick West
Writer Phil Woods
Designer Julian Perkins
Director Terry Dyddgen-Jones
Executive Producer Carolyn Reynolds
Producer David Hanson
Previous episode 10th January 1999
Next episode 13th January 1999


Les looks forward to a huge amount of compensation from the hospital and asks Janice to tell the doctors how he's not been performing as well as usual. She refuses. Gary returns to work but is nervous about leaving Judy to cope alone. Janice is furious to hear that Jackie is planning to go to Las Vegas with Les. She convinces herself that Les is planning to leave her once he's got his compensation. Martin goes before the panel of doctors and is annoyed when they say they intend to compensate Les. He feels that he's not trusted and resigns. Les goes before the panel and demands a lot of money for his mental anguish. The doctors are about to offer a sum of money when Janice arrives and tells them Les took the overdose himself. Kevin apologises to Alison for spoiling their evening. She feels she might have over-reacted. Gail is annoyed that Martin has resigned but tries not to show him her feelings.


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  • TV Times synopsis: There's fireworks at the hospital as Martin and Les attend the inquiry. Judy struggles to cope with her bundles of joy.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 19,670,000 viewers (1st place - combined figure including repeat).

Notable dialogueEdit

Les Battersby (Describing his 'symptoms' to the hospital board): "Then there's the flatulence - it's making a right misery of my social life, I don't know which way to turn."

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