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Plot

Two days after Jason's disappearance, the police are operating from a mobile HQ set up in Victoria Street. Minnie looks after the Lomaxes, who are still catatonic. The police find a cream-coloured baby glove and ask Karen if it's Jason's. She's sure his are pale blue. Frogmen drag the Irwell. Ena breaks down. Lucille puts a woman, Margaret Beecham, onto the police when she says she has information about Jason. Margaret calmly explains to Det. Ins. Patterson how she buried Jason with stones at the back of her house. The police follow up her story but find nothing at the location. Patterson realises she's ill and finds out from her doctor that she has delusions. Emily and Betty look for Jason and find the pram on a croft.

Cast

Regular cast

Guest cast

Places

Notes

  • The scenes on the Croft were OB recorded on a piece of waste land that still exists to the immediate south of East Ordsall Lane where the railway viaducts diverge as they come out of Salford central railway station. Since 1972 most of the old industrial buildings that existed at the time have been demolished and the viaducts are surrounded on two sides by Trinity Way, part of the inner Manchester ring road.
  • TV Times synopsis: A missing baby, an abandoned pram.
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 6,664,000 homes (4th place).

Notable dialogue

Ena Sharples: "I've always believed in God. It wasn't just that I was brought up to it... I wonder if He knows what He does to us at times."

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