Episode 4917
Episode 4917
Production code P694/4917
ITV transmission date 25th October 2000 (Wednesday)
Script editor Nick Malmholt
Story editor Nick West
Story associates Kathleen Beedles
Darren Fairhurst
Writer Susan Wilkins
Designer Victoria Cutts
Director Graham Wetherell
Producer Jane Macnaught
Previous episode 23rd October 2000
Next episode 27th October 2000


In France, Curly and Emma arrive at Raquel's chateau. Emma is stunned by its size and grandeur. In Paris, Ashley has a panic attack on top of the Eiffel Tower and has to be carried to safety by a fireman. Curly is thrilled to see Alice but she is nervous of him. He feels bad that Alice is missing out on a family holiday so he can see her. Maxine is thrilled when an artist, Olivier Madar, asks to paint her portrait. Indulgent Ashley commissions him. Audrey enjoys the romance of Paris and enjoys being courted by Fred. He is moved when she tells him that he's dear to her. He tells Ashley that he intends to propose to Audrey.


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  • This episode was transmitted at 9.50pm due to coverage of Champions League football.
  • This episode, along with Episodes 4919 and 4921, was shot totally on location in France. To highlight the special nature of the episodes, the usual title sequence was dropped for a series of images of Paris, different ones being used in each of the three instalments.
  • TV Times synopsis: Fred makes a life-changing decision, while Curly has difficulty bonding with Alice.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 11,460,000 viewers (9th place - combined figure including repeat).
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