Toyah is upset when Only 16 refuses to print her article. Curly stays away from work, seeing no point in working under Anne. He tells Alma that Anne is completely mad and he's going to resign before she goes for him again. Janice pushes Les to show Toyah some encouragement and get her a computer. Anne visits Curly at home and apologises to him for the way she treated him. She tells him that she's changed and wants them to work together. He doesn't believe her. Kevin tells Natalie how awful his life with Sally is. She suggests he calls her bluff by offering to move out. Anne urges Curly to give her a chance and not walk out of a promising career. He is interested to discover that she's living with a man called Simon. Les gives Toyah a new laptop but she isn't grateful. She phones the police to say she belongs to an organisation and has planted a bomb in the magazine's head office. Les and Janice are horrified when PC Binding turns up, the police having traced the hoax bomb threat to their phone.


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  • At the end of the original transmission of this episode, the continuity announcer stated, "We would like viewers to be aware that this episode was recorded prior to recent events." This was a reference to the Omagh bombing of 15th August 1998 when the Real IRA murdered twenty-nine people in the Northern Ireland town and ITV were concerned that some viewers would find a storyline about a bomb hoax to be in bad taste.
  • TV Times synopsis: Anne begs forgiveness from Curly. Toyah takes rejection badly.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 14,350,000 viewers (5th place - combined figure including repeat).
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