Episode 4553
Episode 4553
Production code P694/4553
ITV transmission date 1st February 1999 (Monday)
Script editor Pamela Woods
Story editor David Lane
Story associates Di Burrows
Steve Hughes
Mariam Vossough
Nick West
Writer Mark Wadlow
Designer Julian Perkins
Director Brian Mills
Executive Producer Carolyn Reynolds
Producer David Hanson
Previous episode 31st January 1999
Next episode 3rd February 1999


Nita urges Ravi to offer Fred more for the Corner Shop. The Duckworths get interviews for the jobs as stewards at the golf club. Janice and the girls plan a Valentines Disco but Mike refuses to let them have it at the factory. Fred has fun with Nita, ordering her to polish every jar in the shop. Jack and Vera look round the golf club. She feels they're out of their league but he hopes Mike and Fred will stand for them. Hayley is pleased when the factory girls make her social secretary and ask her to find a venue for their disco. Nita is relieved when Fred agrees to sell the shop for £7,000 extra. Ravi is annoyed to have spent so much but Fred is delighted. When Fred refuses to pay Maud any redundancy, she tells Ravi how Fred has tricked him. Ravi calls Fred a crook so he tells Ravi that he knows Nita is his spy. Nita has enough of the tricks and locks the shop until a deal is hammered out. Hayley hires Les to be DJ at their 1970s disco. Natalie is told that Des's killers have been arrested.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Maud blows the whistle on Fred, and Natalie receives a phone call that brings back terrible memories.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 17,980,000 viewers (1st place - combined figure including repeat).
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