Episode 4573
Episode 4573
Production code P694/4573
ITV transmission date 8th March 1999 (Monday)
Script editor Pamela Woods
Story editor David Lane
Story associates Di Burrows
Steve Hughes
Mariam Vossough
Nick West
Writer Phil Ford
Designer Julian Perkins
Director Brian Mills
Executive Producer Carolyn Reynolds
Producer David Hanson
Previous episode 7th March 1999
Next episode 10th March 1999


Rita comforts Sharon as she keeps breaking down. Curly stays with Emily and Spider and learns about the Dobbs' squatting. When he tries to enter his house, Jackie throws a bucket of water over him. He's determined to get them out. Ian tries to apologise to Sharon but makes things worse by admitting he never wanted to marry her but didn't want to upset her by stopping the wedding. Curly is stunned to discover Alma has taken his job. Sally rows with Natalie, telling her that she's nothing but a home-wrecker and tells her that she's moving out of No.6. She decides to move into No.13. When Steve tells him how bad business is, Jim agrees to him moving into No. 11. Leanne buys a pregnancy testing kit. Linda is annoyed when she suggests Steve wines and dines her only to have him say he's no mug. Curly is horrified when Alma tells him that she made Jackie his legal tenant. Steve tells Gary he has to lay him off.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Steve drops a bombshell on Gary. Ian’s attempts at reconciliation fall flat.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 18,840,000 viewers (1st place - combined figure including repeat).
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