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Coronation Street

Season 27 1986

  • 1986-01-01T13:30:00-06:00 on ITV
  • 25 mins
  • 1 day, 19 hours, 45 mins
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Comedy, Drama, Soap

Coronation Street (colloquially known as Corrie, Corro, or The Street) is an award-winning prime time soap opera set and produced in Manchester created by Tony Warren. It is the longest running and most watched soap opera on British television. It was first broadcast on 9 December 1960, made by Granada Television (now ITV Studios) and broadcast in all regions of ITV almost throughout its existence.

105 episodes

27x01 Wed 1 January 1986

  • Season Premiere

    1986-01-01T13:30:00-06:00 — 25 mins

Susan returns from Mike Baldwin's flat and an argument ensues when Ken discovers where she's been. Having heard Gloria and Frank's story, Bet believes Gloria and asks Frank to leave, and Alf's decision to do the stocktaking rather than sales in the shop creates further annoyance for Audrey.

27x02 Mon 6 January 1986

  • 1986-01-06T13:30:00-06:00 — 25 mins

Mavis's papergirl Jenny is taken to a children's home after her mother is killed. Bet has finished with Frank and Jack wonders if she'll need some help with the Rovers.

27x03 Wed 8 January 1986

  • 1986-01-08T13:30:00-06:00 — 25 mins

Bet offers Jack his old job back after Terry and Curly refuse to help. Jenny runs away from the children's hospital but Don, her social worker, takes her back again. Deirdre tries to persuade Mike to stop seeing Susan.

27x04 Mon 13 January 1986

  • 1986-01-13T13:30:00-06:00 — 25 mins

Ken is still concerned about Susan and gets even more upset when he learns that Deirdre has been to see Mike. Terry and Curly try but fail to get a drink out of Jack after getting him his job back at the Rovers.

27x05 Wed 15 January 1986

  • 1986-01-15T13:30:00-06:00 — 25 mins

Susan and Deirdre Barlow clash over an old affair. And the past catches up with Jenny Bradley when her father turns up.

27x06 Mon 20 January 1986

  • 1986-01-20T13:30:00-06:00 — 25 mins

Mike Baldwin returns from London - to face awkward questions from Susan Barlow over his affair with her stepmother, Deirdre.

27x07 Wed 22 January 1986

  • 1986-01-22T13:30:00-06:00 — 25 mins

Mike assures Susan he loves her for who she is. Don Worthington asks Rita to act as mediator between the Bradleys. Jenny refuses to meet Alan when he travels from Leeds. Susan stays away from the Weatherfield Recorder office. Rita tells Alan he's going to have to win Jenny's confidence. Mike tells Deirdre that Susan is with him and he intends to look after her. Audrey goes around Estate Agents and presents Alf with details of expensive detached houses. She likes one on Bolton Road for £42,000. Alf is mortified. Mike is furious when George gets orders mixed up. Deirdre tells Ken that Susan is with Mike. Ken marches into the factory and hits him to the floor.

27x08 Mon 27 January 1986

  • 1986-01-27T13:30:00-06:00 — 25 mins

Deirdre is worried that a row with Ken will affect Tracy's adoption if the social workers hear about it. Jenny agrees to have a meal with Alan.

27x09 Wed 29 January 1986

  • 1986-01-29T13:30:00-06:00 — 25 mins

Kevin is annoyed when Hilda keeps on about how unsuitable Sally is compared to Michelle. The social worker tackles the Barlows about Susan's departure.

27x10 Mon 3 February 1986

  • 1986-02-03T13:30:00-06:00 — 25 mins

Audrey has to flirt with Alf to get him to agree to a house. Phyllis discovers that Sam won a fortune on the pools in the 50s.

27x11 Wed 5 February 1986

  • 1986-02-05T13:30:00-06:00 — 25 mins

Mike tells Terry and Curly that he has some work for them but Curly refuses to do business with him. Mike tells Susan he dosen't want to rush her but he would like her to marry him.

27x12 Mon 10 February 1986

  • 1986-02-10T13:30:00-06:00 — 25 mins

Sam discovers Percy and Phyllis at a party dancing together and accuses Phyllis of playing with his affections.

27x13 Wed 12 February 1986

  • 1986-02-12T13:30:00-06:00 — 25 mins

Phyllis tells Percy she'll never forgive him for driving Sam away and throws him out of the café. Audrey is stunned when Alf tells her he has bought a house.

27x14 Mon 17 February 1986

  • 1986-02-17T13:30:00-06:00 — 25 mins

Hilda asks Terry and Curly to try to and get Kevin away from Sally by taking him on a lad's night out. Alf tells Terry he heard that Andrea has just had a baby.

27x15 Wed 19 February 1986

  • 1986-02-19T13:30:00-06:00 — 25 mins

Phyllis realises she's spending a small fortune on taking Sam out and paying for his drinks. Sally tells Hilda she has no right to be so protective.

27x16 Mon 24 February 1986

  • 1986-02-24T13:30:00-06:00 — 25 mins

Tracy is thrilled when Susan asks her to be a bridesmaid. Deirdre and Ken have a argument about Susan's wedding.

27x17 Wed 26 February 1986

  • 1986-02-26T13:30:00-06:00 — 25 mins

Jenny is impressed to learn that Rita used to be a singer and Sam confronts Percy about Phyllis.

27x18 Mon 3 March 1986

  • 1986-03-03T13:30:00-06:00 — 25 mins

Terry tells Curly he's had enough of working just to give Curly half. Susan considers returning to work for Ken at the Recorder.

27x19 Wed 5 March 1986

  • 1986-03-05T13:30:00-06:00 — 25 mins

Mike tells Susan that Ken is manipulating her, while Terry breaks the news to Curly that their job with Mike is finished.

27x20 Mon 10 March 1986

  • 1986-03-10T13:30:00-06:00 — 25 mins

Kevin is annoyed when Sally keeps missing dates, while Hilda is sad to find her old friend is in hospital.

27x21 Wed 12 March 1986

  • 1986-03-12T13:30:00-06:00 — 25 mins

Sally confesses to Kevin that she spent an evening with her ex-boyfriend, much to the surprise of Kevin.

27x22 Mon 17 March 1986

  • 1986-03-17T13:30:00-06:00 — 25 mins

Gloria is surprised to find that Jack has been sending her the roses and the Roberts move into their new home.

27x23 Wed 19 March 1986

  • 1986-03-19T13:30:00-06:00 — 25 mins

Gloria is surprised to find that Jack has been sending her the roses and the Roberts move into their new home.

27x24 Mon 24 March 1986

  • 1986-03-24T13:30:00-06:00 — 25 mins

Ken and Susan decide on a date for the wedding and plan a party for Susan's 21st birthday, while Rita makes a secret confession to Mavis.

27x25 Wed 26 March 1986

  • 1986-03-26T13:30:00-06:00 — 25 mins

Jenny leaves Rita's to go and live with her father in the flat he's rented. Ken surprises Susan by revealing he's booked the Belstaff Hotel for her twenty first party and that her twin brother, Peter, has got leave from the Navy to attend.

27x26 Mon 31 March 1986

  • 1986-03-31T12:30:00-06:00 — 25 mins

Curly is plunged into the depths of depression when the girl he planned to take to the Barlows' do calls off their date. He is uplifted when he meets Tina and she agrees to go with him. Alan and Jenny occupying the flat across the hall from Gloria, are setting about turning it into a home.

27x27 Wed 2 April 1986

  • 1986-04-02T12:30:00-06:00 — 25 mins

Cunning Ken tries to make Mike feel his age by throwing a party for Susan and Peter's 21st. At the height of the celebration, Mike secretly reveals to Susan that he's bought her a car as a present. Terry and Kevin are surprised when Curly 'unveils' his substitute date, Tina Wagstaffe.

27x28 Mon 7 April 1986

  • 1986-04-07T12:30:00-06:00 — 25 mins

Mike, now the 21st is over, urges Susan to fix a wedding date. Susan approaches Ken and he tells her that he's spent so much on her birthday party that the wedding will have to wait! Gloria and Alan are beginning to like the idea of being neighbours.

27x29 Wed 9 April 1986

  • 1986-04-09T12:30:00-06:00 — 25 mins

Mike susses that Ken is prevaricating over the wedding plans because the 21st set him back financially. Mike confronts Ken, offering to fund the wedding himself. A row ensues and Susan, hurt for her Dad, refuses to listen to Mike's explanations. Much to Curly's discomfort Sally continues two timing Kevin with Terry.

27x30 Mon 14 April 1986

  • 1986-04-14T12:30:00-06:00 — 25 mins

There is concern in the Rovers for Gloria whose boyfriend has been unexpectedly released from prison and is in the flat. Ken is still angry that Mike Baldwin has offered to pay for the wedding - Susan is on Ken's side.

27x31 Wed 16 April 1986

  • 1986-04-16T12:30:00-06:00 — 25 mins

Jack is surprised to find Gloria at the Rovers in her dressing gown. Susan asks Ken how long it will be before he can afford a wedding. Bet and Gloria go to the flat to tell Steve he must leave.

27x32 Mon 21 April 1986

  • 1986-04-21T12:30:00-06:00 — 25 mins

Roy Turner, local shopfitter arrives to turn the Roberts' front room into a hairdressing salon. Alf is worried about the estimate, and thinks the cost will escalate. Mike tells Susan that he thinks they should call the wedding off as the whole affair is destroying her relationship with her father.

27x33 Wed 23 April 1986

  • 1986-04-23T12:30:00-06:00 — 25 mins

Hilda's friend Ada Arrowsmith's condition has worsened to pneumonia. Susan decides that she does want to marry Mike regardless of how her father feels. They visit the Vicar and set the date for the wedding. Ada, Hilda's friend dies before she can visit her in hospital.

27x34 Mon 28 April 1986

  • 1986-04-28T13:30:00-05:00 — 25 mins

Hilda's inheritance from Ada Arrowsmith is delivered by Terry and Curly. It turns out to be a bureau, a table and three chairs and a cat called 'Rommel'. Mike fails to persuade Ken to change his mind about not coming to the wedding. This prompts Susan to contact her brother Peter and ask if he'll give her away.

27x35 Wed 30 April 1986

  • 1986-04-30T13:30:00-05:00 — 25 mins

Jack discovers a bill of sale in Hilda's bureau and Curly's research reveals that it could be worth quite a lot of money. Peter Barlow arrives unexpectedly and clashes with Ken over his refusal to attend Susan's wedding. Hilda gets upset when 'Rommel' goes missing and Alf even more so by the effect Audrey's salon is having on his domestic life.

27x36 Mon 5 May 1986

  • 1986-05-05T13:30:00-05:00 — 25 mins

Curly and Terry discover to their horror that the bureau isn't worth a large amount of money. Curly has to break the news to Hilda and finds out she's already 'squandered' the expected money on a holiday! Ivy hears from her nephew who is visiting from Australia.

27x37 Wed 7 May 1986

  • 1986-05-07T13:30:00-05:00 — 25 mins

Ivy is pleasantly surprised when she meets her nephew and Emily offers Deidre a solution to Susan's problem.

27x38 Mon 12 May 1986

  • 1986-05-12T13:30:00-05:00 — 25 mins

It is the day before Susan and Mike's wedding but the happy occasion is marred by Ken's refusal to give his daughter away. There is much excitement in the Duckworth household when Vera discover's she has won a car.

27x39 Wed 14 May 1986

  • 1986-05-14T13:30:00-05:00 — 25 mins

Peter accuses Ken of packing Susan and him off to Glasgow because he couldn't cope with the responsibility of them. He is bitter that Ken washed his hands of them; they both needed him but he was never there. He tells Ken that Susan needs him and he should take his one chance of being a proper father after cutting them out for fifteen years. Ken is stung by his words. Deirdre prepares Susan for the wedding, Tracy and Jessica Midgeley are bridesmaids. Mike hires a video firm to record the wedding. Bet, Betty, Hilda, Ivy, Vera, Ida, Shirley, Emily, Alf and Audrey attend the wedding. Friend, Don Lester, is Mike's best man. Brian considers emigrating to Sydney. At the last minute Ken rushes to the church to give Susan away. Brian suggests Gail shows Ian something of Weatherfield. She begins to warm to him. He sees that her life lacks excitement. Mike thanks Ken for coming but Ken tells him it was for Susan's sake. Ken tells Deirdre he knows he's lost Susan. Brian tells Gail they should emigrate.

27x40 Mon 19 May 1986

  • 1986-05-19T13:30:00-05:00 — 25 mins

Vera is presented with her prize car. Gail agrees with Brian that emigration may be the best thing for them and Kevin decides to take advantage of Hilda's absence.

27x41 Wed 21 May 1986

  • 1986-05-21T13:30:00-05:00 — 25 mins

Ivy refuses to give her blessing to Brian's emigration plans. Sally and Kevin both find themselves out of favour with their parents. Alan explains himself to Rita.

27x42 Mon 26 May 1986

  • 1986-05-26T13:30:00-05:00 — 25 mins

Kevin and Sally cover their tracks ahead of Hilda's return. Terry gives Vera her first driving lesson. Brian offers Ivy the chance to immigrate to Australia with the family.

27x43 Wed 28 May 1986

  • 1986-05-28T13:30:00-05:00 — 25 mins

With Brian away, Gail fears that Ian will pose too strong a temptation to resist. Hilda's opinion of Sally is shaken by a visitor. Jack schemes to get his hands on Vera's car.

27x44 Mon 2 June 1986

  • 1986-06-02T13:30:00-05:00 — 25 mins

Episode 2626 Gail is glad that she's spent the night with Ian Latimer. Martin celebrates his eighteenth birthday. Gail escapes from work to spend the afternoon with Ian. She stops feeling guilty and starts to enjoy herself. Terry pesters Gloria for a date but she tells him that he's too much of a little lad. She grows irritated by him bothering her. Vera starts driving instructions with Peter Baker. She is taken with him. Hilda doesn't like leaving Sally and Kevin alone at No.13 and monitors their every move. Brian phones Gail and tells her that he has to stay in Edinburgh an extra night. Audrey begins to suspect that Gail has feelings towards Ian. Terry continues to pester Gloria for a good time. She gets upset and Alan asks him to cool it. Terry threatens to hit Alan but Alan remains calm and sees Terry off.

27x45 Wed 4 June 1986

  • 1986-06-04T13:30:00-05:00 — 25 mins

Episode 2627 Hilda refuses to accept housekeeping money from Sally, feeling it would bind her legally. Gail acts like a teenager, skiving off work to see Ian. She tells him that she wants to make love to him again and again. Kevin tells Sally he wants to move into a flat with her - she is delighted. Ian is frightened about what would happen if Brian finds out about the affair. Gail tells him that it's important for her to feel young and irresponsible again. Terry complains to Jenny about Alan. Hilda is mortified at the thought of Kevin and Sally living together. Audrey tackles Gail about her feelings for Ian. Gail resents her interfering. She tells Audrey that she feels loved again and doesn't see the harm in it; Brian has loads of "bits on the side". Audrey urges Gail to stop seeing Ian before she ruins her life. Alan is furious to hear Terry has been mouthing-off about him. He goes for him in the Rovers, hitting him repeatedly. Rita is horrified and screams for him to stop. Bet throws him out.

27x46 Mon 9 June 1986

  • 1986-06-09T13:30:00-05:00 — 25 mins

Episode 2628 Brian returns from Edinburgh. He finds Gail distant and swears to her that he didn't play around. Vera thinks Terry should have Alan charged with assault but Terry just wants to forget all about it. Rita is frightened by Alan's aggressiveness. She is upset that he's so like Len in that respect. Gail makes Ian uncomfortable by wanting to continue the affair even though Brian is back. She stuns Audrey by telling her she loves Ian and isn't going to put off by danger. Ian tells Gail that he isn't prepared to carry on the affair. Audrey tells Brian he should take more of an interest in Gail. Alan apologises to Gloria for hitting Terry. He explains that he has a two-year suspended sentence for assault still hanging on him. Ian tells Gail he's cutting his visit short and is returning to Australia. She is stunned and declares her love for him. He tells her that they would never work out together.

27x47 Wed 11 June 1986

  • 1986-06-11T13:30:00-05:00 — 25 mins

Episode 2629 Brian is confused as Gail is agitated and snappy. The Barlows go to court to have Tracy's name changed. Ivy is sorry to see Ian Latimer go. Audrey makes sure he knows that he will never be welcome in Weatherfield again. The judge grants the adoption to go ahead. Tracy is thrilled that her name is now "Barlow". Alan tells Rita about his assault charge, telling her that he feels she has a right to know this as he wants to see more of her. She is pleased and they spend the afternoon together in the Goyt Valley. Gail rushes to the airport in time to see Ian. She begs him not to go or to take her with him. She becomes hysterical, to his embarrassment. He tells her whatever they had is definitely over. She watches his plane go. Gail breaks down and tells Brian that she's not going to Australia - it was all a dream. She is surprised when he comforts her and says they don't have to emigrate.

27x48 Mon 16 June 1986

  • 1986-06-16T13:30:00-05:00 — 25 mins

Episode 2630 Ivy is thrilled that the Tilsleys aren't emigrating. The fuse in the Rovers' cellar keeps going. When the beer pump goes off, Bet gets Julian to entertain on the piano. She orders Jack to fix the fuse. Kevin and Sally go to Sheffield for an all-night pop concert. Gloria dresses up to impress Alan, she is upset that she's too shy to push herself and he seems to spend all his time with Rita. Gail misses Ian Latimer. Brian tells her that he's sick of her being moody. She is hurt when he tells her Ian said that she would never settle in Australia. He swears to her he wasn't unfaithful in Edinburgh. She feels awful. Bet employs Julian to play in the bar. The residents have a sing-song. The fuse keeps going so Jack puts in a heftier fuse wire. Gloria is thrilled when Alan drinks in the Rovers. Whilst Bet sleeps, the fuse box explodes and starts a fire in the cellar.

27x49 Wed 18 June 1986

  • 1986-06-18T13:30:00-05:00 — 25 mins

Episode 2631 Kevin and Sally return at 5.30am from Sheffield. They spot smoke coming out of the Rovers' door. Sally wakes the residents whilst Kevin tries to wake Bet. Ken phones the fire brigade. Percy is raised and he and Kevin get a ladder up to Bet's window. Bet wakes up and tries to escape but the fumes force her back to her room. She vomits and collapses. The residents move their cars and try to wake Bet. Kevin climbs up the ladder and smashes Bet's window. He climbs in as the fire engine arrives and the front windows explode. Kevin tries to drag Bet to the window, the firemen take over and carry Bet to safety. Kevin is proclaimed a hero and refuses to go to hospital; he's only inhaled some fumes. Bet is taken to hospital in an ambulance. Jack is worried that he might have caused the fire by putting the wrong fuse in. Gail feels she should tell Brian about her affair. Audrey advises her to leave it. The brewery tells Betty that they intend to pull the Rovers down.

27x50 Mon 23 June 1986

  • 1986-06-23T13:30:00-05:00 — 25 mins

Episode 2632 Bet comes out of hospital and moves in with Betty. She visits the gutted pub and breaks down to Rita. She doesn't know what's going to happen to her. Bet tells Rita that she's had enough of picking herself up off the floor. When Mavis lets her down, Rita agrees to take Alan to a newsagent dance. Alec Gilroy is fed up with the lack of customers at the nearby Graffiti Club which he now manages. Jack asks him for a job. Alec tells him if he gets thirty new members he'll give him a job. Alan cheers Gloria up with wine and kisses. He assures her that Rita is just a friend. Bet realises Jack bodged the fusebox and started the fire. She blames herself for not getting an electrician in.

27x51 Wed 25 June 1986

  • 1986-06-25T13:30:00-05:00 — 25 mins

Episode 2633 Bet fears that she's going to be blamed for the fire by the brewery. Alec gets Sam to buy barm cakes from Alf's shop for 50p which he sells at the club for £1 each. Bet is surprised when George Newton doesn't dwell on the fire but tells her that the brewery now plan to renovate the pub. Jack is relieved that he's not going to be blamed. Gloria wants to celebrate the Rovers' reopening with Alan. He has to let her down to go with the newsagents' dance with Rita. Jenny tells him that he's an idiot going out with Rita and not Gloria. Alan and Rita have a wonderful evening together. Afterwards Rita instigates a kiss and Alan responds. She refuses to let him into the house but tells him there will be other nights. Alec is annoyed to hear the Rovers will be renovated. Gloria waits for Alan to return. When he does she tells him that she still wants to celebrate. He succumbs to her and goes into her flat.

27x52 Mon 30 June 1986

  • 1986-06-30T13:30:00-05:00 — 25 mins

Episode 2634 Alan and Gloria assure each other they want to see more of each other. Jack tries to interest people in the Graffiti Club, buying them free drinks. Vera rents a garage in Viaduct Street. Rita invites Alan for a meal but he says that he's working when Gloria invites him round. Hilda knows Sally and Kevin are spending their nights together. Rita calls on Alan's flat to cheer him up and is put out when Jenny says he's out. Hilda lays a trap for Sally on the stairs. She forgets about it and falls down the stairs herself.

27x61 Wed 30 July 1986

  • 1986-07-30T13:30:00-05:00 — 25 mins

Hilda decides to have her hair coloured the same tone as Rita's. Audrey urges Gail to convince herself the baby is Brian's. Gail becomes run down and collapses in the cafe. Audrey colours Hilda's hair. Brian is worried about Gail's health. She tells him she's pregnant and he is delighted. She tells him she's not happy about the baby. Martin makes Jenny see that she should accept Rita and go on holiday; it would be a laugh. Audrey visits Gail and is longer than she thought - as a result the dye is left on Hilda's hair for forty minutes more than necessary. Jenny agrees to go to Jersey. Alan is put out when Rita tells him she'll want a double bedroom - for Jenny and her. Hilda refuses to go to the party; her hair is now bright orange.

27x62 Mon 4 August 1986

  • 1986-08-04T13:30:00-05:00 — 25 mins

Episode 2644 Percy takes up Hilda's case, telling her that she can make a claim against Audrey. Betty tells Bet she's decided to retire and not return to the pub when it reopens. Bet doesn't like the idea of looking for all new staff but nevertheless she advertises. Audrey offers to put Hilda's hair right but Percy advises Hilda to turn the offer down and fight for compensation. Gail tells Ivy that she's pregnant. She is thrilled. Customers cancel their appointments with Audrey as the word spreads about Hilda's hair. Alec plans to reopen the disco to compete with the Rovers. He offers Sally a job behind the bar and suggests to Jack that he could be DJ at the disco.

27x63 Wed 6 August 1986

  • 1986-08-06T13:30:00-05:00 — 25 mins

Episode 2645 Betty isn't happy when Bet interviews barmaids in her house. Sally is interviewed but storms off in anger when Betty makes it clear that she doesn't like having her in the house. Betty warns Bet not to employ Sally - she's too hard faced. Alf decides to make the peace with Hilda before Percy alerts the press. He offers Hilda £20 compensation and Audrey to make her hair better. Sally is pleased when Bet gives her a part-time job at the Rovers. Bet tells Jack it's obvious that he's happy at the Graffiti Club so she won't need his services at the Rovers. Alec is annoyed to hear that Jack wants to return to the Rovers and sacks him for lack of loyalty. Audrey puts Hilda's hair right. Alf tells her that he's not prepared to cope with any more problems - he's closing the Salon. Betty is hurt when Bet reveals the brewery are glad she's retired; they weren't keen on re-employing her as she's too old. Gail tells Brian she wants an abortion. He refuses to let her have one so she tells him that Ian Latimer could be the father.

27x64 Mon 11 August 1986

  • 1986-08-11T13:30:00-05:00 — 25 mins

Episode 2646 The refurbishments at the Rovers Return Inn are finished . Bet thinks it's fantastic. Gail wants to talk to Brian to discuss the future but as far as he's concerned she's gone too far. Audrey tells Brian that he's a hypocrite as he's been unfaithful. The brewery asks Bet to get a celebrity to open the new pub. Mavis is pleased when Derek calls on her. When Jack crawls to Bet, she gives him his job back. Gail swears to Brian she didn't plan to be unfaithful, she only wanted some excitement. He is disgusted to find she slept with Ian Latimer in their bed whilst Nicky was in the house. Ivy calls on the Tilsleys to celebrate but finds Brian leaving with his bags. Bet asks Hilda to perform the opening ceremony at the Rovers as she's worked there for twenty-two years, the longest of anyone.

27x65 Wed 13 August 1986

  • 1986-08-13T13:30:00-05:00 — 25 mins

Episode 2647 The residents attend the Rovers' reopening. They are surprised when the guest of honour turns out to be Hilda who proudly declares the pub open again and cuts the ribbon. Emily warns Mavis about seeing Derek again. Mavis feels he's lonely and is happy to accept him as a friend. Ivy worries about the Tilsleys' marriage. Gail refuses to tell her why Brian has left. Bet impresses everyone with her young barmaids, Sally and Alison Dougherty. Derek takes Mavis for a meal. He tells her all about his wife Angela: she is stunned. Kevin doesn't like the idea of Sally working behind the bar as they won't be able to go out so much. All Alec's customers drink at the Rovers. He gets bitter. Derek tells Mavis he's trapped in his marriage but she doesn't want to know. He assures her he doesn't want an affair, just her help. Brian returns for his things, telling Gail their marriage is over.

27x66 Mon 18 August 1986

  • 1986-08-18T13:30:00-05:00 — 25 mins

Episode 2648 Phyllis offers Gail support and tells her that she's looking after the cafe until she wants to return to work. Rita and the Bradleys return from Jersey having had a happy time together. Ivy is horrified when Brian tells her that Gail is expecting Ian Latimer's baby. Betty feels lonely and isn't enjoying her retirement. Ivy blames Gail for wrecking everyone's lives. Gail tries to explain that it wasn't a calculated event but Ivy doesn't want to know. Rita is stunned to hear from Mavis that Derek is married. Alec tells Alison Dougherty that she's wasted in the Rovers. He offers her a £2 an hour job at the Graffiti Club. Audrey asks Brian to remember that the baby is probably his. She warns him that if he doesn't return home, Nicky will be hurt. Derek shares with Mavis his worries about the MD making his stepson, Neville Hawthorne, his boss. She tells him that he must be assertive.

27x67 Wed 20 August 1986

  • 1986-08-20T13:30:00-05:00 — 25 mins

Episode 2649 Bet learns that Alison Dougherty is now working at the Graffiti Club. She is furious as she's now a barmaid short. Gail pleads with Brian to come home. He refuses and tells her there's nothing more to be said - he struggles to hold back the tears. Betty tells Bet she'd gladly return to the Rovers. She is upset when Bet tells her that she can't return; Gloria is back on the team. Betty has enough of Bet lording it over her and announces she's through with Weatherfield. She goes to London to stay with Gordon. Derek thanks Mavis for her help; he was able to tell the MD what his feelings were and Neville Hawthorne is to remain his junior. Kevin plans his twenty-first and decides to visit his family. He doesn't know if Sally will come with him as she's busy at the Rovers. Gloria is surprised to find the sight of Alan and Rita together doesn't hurt as much as she thought it would. Alec accuses Bet of setting him up with Alison; she's run off with the takings. Bet thinks it's hysterical. Brian moves in with Ivy, telling her that he's come home for good.

27x68 Mon 25 August 1986

  • 1986-08-25T13:30:00-05:00 — 25 mins

Episode 2650 Gail agrees to a family conference but doesn't think that it'll do any good. Susan is upset when Ken criticises her work, saying it lacks sparkle. Brian's mate, Tony Marsh, pushes him to fight Gail for all he can get. Brian gets sick of hearing about divorce. Susan tells Ken that she doesn't like working for him anymore; they haven't got a good working relationship. Alf hosts the family conference. It finishes early as Brian doesn't turn up. Kevin doesn't want to push Sally over visiting Southampton for his twenty-first as he doesn't want to lose her. Derek meets Mavis in secret, behind Angela's back. Mavis feels like "the other woman".

27x69 Wed 27 August 1986

  • 1986-08-27T13:30:00-05:00 — 25 mins

Episode 2651 Ken and Susan have a row about their working relationship. She accuses him of ignoring the fact that she was a private life but he maintains her mind is never on her work. Susan tells Ken she can't cope with the atmosphere and resigns. Tony Marsh pushes Brian to let the whole world know that Gail was unfaithful as people are blaming him for walking out on her. Ivy worries that things are moving too quickly to stop the Tilsleys' divorcing. Fearing Gail can't cope alone, Audrey stays with her. Gail is certain that Brian will return to her once he sees the baby and knows it's his. Derek tells Mavis he can't see her anymore as Angela is becoming suspicious of his movements. Brian tells Ivy that he's going ahead with a divorce.

27x70 Mon 1 September 1986

  • 1986-09-01T13:30:00-05:00 — 25 mins

Mike tells Susan she should make things up with Ken, otherwise she stands the risk of alienating herself from him completely. Ivy asks Alf to talk some sense into Brian before he sees a solicitor. Mavis isn't happy with being dismissed by Derek, she tells him that she wants to continue seeing him, platonically. Ivy tells everyone that the Tilsleys have separated over going to live in Australia. Vera doesn't believe her. Alf and Ivy urge Brian to accept the baby as his and to return to Gail. He is surprised that Ivy is on Alf's side.

27x71 Wed 3 September 1986

  • 1986-09-03T13:30:00-05:00 — 25 mins

Ida decides to give up the shop steward's job as it's too demanding. Mike goes to Birmingham on business. Audrey worries that Gail is close to a breakdown. Brian decides to fight for custody of Nicky on the grounds that Gail is an unfit mother. Ivy is distraught that the family is being ripped apart. Vera takes advantage of Mike being off to do some shopping in the car. Unfortunately she is spotted by Susan. Brian is moved to see Ivy so upset and cancels his appointment with the solicitor. Vera mistakenly thinks Susan has reported her to Ivy. She rows with her, accusing her of being a spy. Gail tells Brian she's convinced that the baby was conceived before he went to Edinburgh. Brian tells her that he will return to her but only if she has an abortion.

27x72 Mon 8 September 1986

  • 1986-09-08T13:30:00-05:00 — 25 mins

Sally misses Kevin whilst he's in Southampton. Gail refuses to have an abortion and tells Audrey she couldn't have Brian back knowing that he wanted her to kill her child. Audrey warns her that being a single parent is very hard. Mike discovers that Vera shouted at Susan in the factory. He asks Susan what it was about. When Gail tells him she won't have an abortion, Brian tells her that they have no option but to divorce. Susan doesn't want to cause trouble for Vera but Mike makes her tell him that she caught Vera skiving. She doesn't want the girls to think she's a troublemaker. Mike tells Vera that she's on a final warning - one more incident and she's sacked. Ivy lays into Gail, telling her that divorce is bad. She is stung when Gail tells her Brian wanted her to have an abortion.

27x73 Wed 10 September 1986

  • 1986-09-10T13:30:00-05:00 — 25 mins

Vera accuses Susan of running to Mike with tales about her. Rita and Alan are pleased when Jenny suggests that they have another holiday. Vera accuses Susan of being "Little Miss Innocent" in the Rovers and announces that Susan is Mike's spy. A row ensues, upsetting Susan. Ivy tells Brian not to forget he's a Catholic. He tells her that he's seeing a solicitor and is going to start the divorce. Mike is angry to hear Vera has slagged Susan off in the Rovers. Susan asks him to drop the matter. He tells Vera that Susan didn't "shop" her - he got the information out of Emily. He is furious and sacks her. Rita tells Alan that she finds the idea of a ready made family very appealing. Brian finally snaps at the residents' criticism. He announces in the Rovers that Gail's baby might not be his.

27x74 Mon 15 September 1986

  • 1986-09-15T13:30:00-05:00 — 25 mins

The news spreads around the Street about Gail's affair. Kevin returns from Southampton. Susan is upset that Vera has been sacked and she asks Mike to give her a chance to apologise. Sally is delighted to see Kevin again. Bet worries about the takings as she can't lay on food because she hasn't a cook. Kevin is upset by the break-up of the Tilsleys' marriage and tries to offer support. Susan is upset when the machinists ignore her. She decides to do something about it.

27x75 Wed 17 September 1986

  • 1986-09-17T13:30:00-05:00 — 25 mins

Susan tells Vera she's sorry that she's lost her job but she had nothing to do with it. Vera believes her. Susan tells Mike that Vera has apologised for jumping to conclusions and should be re-employed. Mike tells her that it's his decision - it's his factory. Kevin feels that nobody cares for him anymore. Sally tells him that she does and always will. Mike decides to re-employ Vera, telling her that she has Susan to thank. Vera is grateful. Ivy finally has enough of everyone gossiping about Brian and Gail. She leaves work in tears. Vera comforts her. Susan asks Mike if she can work at the factory but he doesn't like this idea. Kevin tells Sally that his family is moving to Germany. He feels alienated and asks Sally to marry him. She is stunned but agrees.

27x76 Mon 22 September 1986

  • 1986-09-22T13:30:00-05:00 — 25 mins

Alan breaks the news to Jenny that he's been made redundant. Betty returns from Gordon's and maintains she's enjoying retirement. Bet sees through this and asks her to return to the Rovers to cook and serve dinnertimes only. Betty agrees. Brian tells Gail he isn't going to fight for custody of Nicky. Gail tells him he can see Nicky whenever he wants to. Alan cancels a date with Rita as he can't face her. She fears he's gone off her. Bet tells Sally that she's going to have to go back to only working evenings. Sally is furious as she planned to use her money to help rent a flat. She resigns. Kevin tells Hilda he's marrying Sally. She is pleased for them both. Sally tells Kevin that she no longer has a job and without security they can't get married.

27x77 Wed 24 September 1986

  • 1986-09-24T13:30:00-05:00 — 25 mins

Betty returns to the Rovers. Hilda blames her for depriving Sally of her job. Jenny tells Rita about Alan's redundancy, hoping she can cheer him up. Alan tells Rita he feared she would go off him if he was jobless. He tells her that he can't commit himself to a long-term relationship whilst he's out of work. Brian tells solicitor Geoffrey Stacey that he wants his marriage ended as soon as possible. Hilda tells Sally and Kevin that she has no objections to them lodging with her once they're married. They are pleased.

27x78 Mon 29 September 1986

  • 1986-09-29T13:30:00-05:00 — 25 mins

Mike tells Susan that he wants children soon. She tells him that she's determined to put her career first. Kevin is upset when Bill tells him they won't be able to attend his wedding as they're leaving for Germany at the weekend. Mike makes arrangements for business contact Trevor Hargreaves and his wife to come for a meal, without consulting Susan. Alan has a job interview in Liverpool. Sally breaks down after her parents show no interest in her wedding. Alan is given the job but tells Rita and Jenny that he's not taking it - it's a three month contract in Dubai.

27x79 Wed 1 October 1986

  • 1986-10-01T13:30:00-05:00 — 25 mins

Curly is depressed that Tina Wagstaffe has finished with him. The Seddons call at No.13. Eddie Seddon is aggressive and tells Sally that he's come to stop her marrying; Kevin isn't good enough for her. He suggests that Sally is pregnant and says she can't get married as he needs half her dole money. The Seddons tell Sally that if she marries Kevin they want nothing more to do with her. Sally is heartbroken. Rita and Jenny persuade Alan to take the job, saying Jenny will move in with Rita. Sally moves all her stuff into No.13. Kevin tells her that they're getting married as soon as possible. The Baldwins entertain Trevor and Dorothy Hargreaves. When he hears Susan is looking for a job, Trevor offers her an interview.

27x80 Mon 6 October 1986

  • 1986-10-06T13:30:00-05:00 — 25 mins

Kevin upsets Curly by asking Terry to be his best man. Jenny moves back to No.7 as Alan leaves for Dubai. Hilda organises a buffet for Kevin and Sally. Mike is confident that Trevor Hargreaves won't employ Susan but was only being polite. Sally's friend Lois Fairhurst helps her select a peach dress for the wedding. Nervous Kevin spends the night at the Duckworths' house. Terry and Jack insist that he has a stag night although Kevin just wants an early night. Bet lays on free food at the stag party as a thank-you to Kevin for saving her from the fire.

27x81 Wed 8 October 1986

  • 1986-10-08T13:30:00-05:00 — 25 mins

Kevin's nerves get to him. He feels he made a mistake having Terry as best man as he thinks the whole thing's a joke. Emily makes the wedding cake. Hilda tries to give Sally advice, telling her not to blame Kevin in times of trouble. Jenny, Martin, Brian, Curly and Hilda attend Kevin and Sally's wedding. They are married at the Registry Office. Trevor Hargreaves offers Susan the job as Promotions Manager on £9,000 a year. Jack celebrates winning the Weatherfield Recorder 's bingo - a trip for two up the Rhine. Mike tells Susan he doesn't want her to work for Hargreaves and offers her a job at the factory, in charge of sales. She agrees. Curly and Sally's friend Lois Fairhurst find themselves attracted to each other. Kevin and Sally spend their wedding night at No.13, with Hilda staying at the Rovers. Ken is alarmed when Jack and Emily both claim to have won the bingo game.

27x82 Mon 13 October 1986

  • 1986-10-13T13:30:00-05:00 — 25 mins

Ken and his new secretary Janet Bamford are snowed under with winners of the bingo and Ken realises that the printers made a mistake with the cards. Jack and Phyllis are amongst the winners and demand their prizes from Ken. Mike is furious to discover Boswell's have cancelled an order as the work wasn't up to standard. Curly takes Lois Fairhurst to the pictures. Ken has forty-three winners for the bingo. He doesn't know what to do about them. Tracy suggests he holds a raffle.

27x83 Wed 15 October 1986

  • 1986-10-15T13:30:00-05:00 — 25 mins

Susan starts work at the factory, annoying Emily by sharing her office. She manages to win back a cancelled order by smoothing over an over-zealous manager. Ken holds the raffle and gets Alf to pull the winning card. The winner is someone who is always having exotic holidays. Emily lets two waterboard men into the house to check her water pressure. Mike gets Emily to agree to sharing her office, saying that if she doesn't he'll have to sack one of them. Curly entertains Lois Fairhurst to a meal at No.3. He discovers that the waterboard men were bogus and have stolen his new £480 telescope. Emily is furious at herself for being taken in.

27x84 Mon 20 October 1986

  • 1986-10-20T13:30:00-05:00 — 25 mins

Emily is upset that her engagement ring has been stolen. Brian wishes that he could see more of Nicky but doesn't want to beg favours from Gail. Emily celebrates her birthday. She arranges to go out with Mavis but Mavis cancels in order to go out with Derek. Emily is annoyed. Derek takes Mavis for a meal. She enjoys meeting him in secret and gets drunk. She sympathises with him, married to domineering Angela. He panics when stepson Neville Hawthorne turns up at the restaurant and introduces Mavis as a client, manageress of The Kabin group. Brian promises Nicky that he'll take him to York for the weekend. Mavis wants to flee the restaurant but Derek makes her stay so as not to make Neville suspicious. She starts to cry when he snaps at her to act normal.

27x85 Wed 22 October 1986

  • 1986-10-22T13:30:00-05:00 — 25 mins

Mavis lives in fear of Angela tracking her down. Nicky pesters Gail to go to see trains at York with his dad. Gail is furious that Brian made plans with Nicky without consulting her first. Trevor Ogden invites Hilda to come to Chesterfield for two weeks' holiday. She is thrilled until she learns that Trevor and Polly won't be there; they want her to look after the children. She says she will help out. Derek tells Mavis that Neville Hawthorne didn't suspect a thing. He congratulates himself on getting one over on Neville. Gail tells Brian that she's not going to let him use Nicky to get at her. Emily learns that her insurance only covered herself and her family - not lodgers. Curly is crushed.

27x86 Mon 27 October 1986

  • 1986-10-27T13:30:00-06:00 — 25 mins

Curly refuses to speak to Emily over the insurance. Sally tells Kevin that he should go into partnership with Brian. Gail tells Brian he can take Nicky to York. He agrees with her that in future he'll make arrangements with her. Emily feels guilty about Curly not being insured and makes him accept a cheque for £440 - the money he still owes on Hire Purchase. Kevin finds he can't ask Brian about a partnership whilst at work so invites him round for a meal. Derek tells Mavis that Neville Hawthorne is suspicious so she has to put in an order for stationery. Derek assures her it will only be paperwork and he's put one in on her behalf, just for appearances' sake. Terry doesn't know how he's going to pay for the repairs on the van. When he hears that Emily has given Curly £440, Terry intends to get it out

27x87 Wed 29 October 1986

  • 1986-10-29T13:30:00-06:00 — 25 mins

Terry wants to buy a load of cutlery for £300 and sell it to a mate who has a wine bar for £400, using Curly's money. Curly refuses to let him use the money but Terry wears down his defences and Curly gives him £300, threatening to end the partnership if the venture doesn't pay off. Six boxes of stationery are delivered to The Kabin. Mavis is horrified. Rita orders Derek to get rid of them. Brian brings Liz Turnbull to No.13 for dinner with the Websters. Terry returns Curly's £300 but tells him there'll be no point as the van has broken down and must be repaired. Gail and Ivy see Brian kissing Liz in the Rovers. Gail is furious and tells him that there's no way he's taking Nicky away if he's taking another woman.

27x96 Mon 1 December 1986

  • 1986-12-01T13:30:00-06:00 — 25 mins

Business is booming for everyone if certain people get there way. Mike promises Susan her very own business if she can prove children's wear is profitable, whilst Alec tries to tempt Bet with cabaret acts every evening at the Rovers.

27x97 Wed 3 December 1986

  • 1986-12-03T13:30:00-06:00 — 25 mins

Gloria eventually gives in to Richard and they leave for Canada together to see their dying mother. Susan decides to focuss on making fashion clothing for children aimed at grandmothers, and gathers the support of the machinists'.

27x98 Mon 8 December 1986

  • 1986-12-08T13:30:00-06:00 — 25 mins

Bet hears from Sam that Alec has been sacked by the brewery, but when she finds out that Alec is taking her for a mug she is furious. Jenny asks Martin to help her wirte some lyrics for a school music projicet and Martin is not all that keen.

27x99 Wed 10 December 1986

  • 1986-12-10T13:30:00-06:00 — 25 mins

Rita hears that Jenny is keen on Martin and she's been entertaining him behind her back. Ivy advises Cheryl and Susan about the designs; she feels they would be easy to make if they're less complicated.

27x100 Mon 15 December 1986

  • 1986-12-15T13:30:00-06:00 — 25 mins

Sally's Uncle Tom gives her £50 as a wedding present. However, Hilda is surprised to find that Sally has a least one decent relative, that is until he begins to make advances on Hilda. Susan arranges for two children from the playground to model clothes.

27x101 Wed 17 December 1986

  • 1986-12-17T13:30:00-06:00 — 25 mins

Percy finds a water board man in Hilda's back yard. He thinks he's the man who stole from Emily so Percy locks him in the outside toilet. However, when the police arrive Percy finds out that he actually from the water board.

27x102 Mon 22 December 1986

  • 1986-12-22T13:30:00-06:00 — 25 mins

Mike tells Susan that Mark is his son and flys off the handle and tells Sally that he can't handle her emotions as well as a child. Martin is finding it hard to enjoy dating Sally because Rita keeps breathing down his neck.

27x103 Wed 24 December 1986

  • 1986-12-24T13:30:00-06:00 — 25 mins

Maggie apologies to Mike and he told her that he intends to keep his promise and not attempt see Mark. Maggie tells him she doesn't want Mark confused and there is no place in his life for Mike.

27x104 29 December 1986

  • 1986-12-29T13:30:00-06:00 — 25 mins

Terry is using the van so Martin can't use it. Jenny tells him she'll get Rita to lend them her car. Sally talks Hilda into holding a party on New Year's Eve, to stop Kevin going on a pub crawl with Terry. Rita isn't happy about Martin driving her car but agrees to please Jenny. Martin takes Jenny to the contest. She wins first prize. Afterwards she gets him to let her drive the car on a straight road for a thrill. She drives too fast and runs off the road. The car overturns. Jenny drags herself out but Martin is stuck inside the car.

27x105 Wed 31 December 1986

  • 1986-12-31T13:30:00-06:00 — 25 mins

As Martin lies unconscious in the hospital, Rita conforts Jenny while Jenny confesses that the accident wasn't Martin's fault but doesn't tell her that she was driving the car.