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Coronation Street

Season 27 1986

  • 1986-01-01T19:30:00Z on ITV1
  • 30 mins
  • 23 hours, 0 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.

46 episodes

27x01 1 January 1986

  • Season Premiere

    1986-01-01T19:30:00Z — 30 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 6 January 1986

  • 1986-01-06T19:30:00Z — 30 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 8 January 1986

  • 1986-01-08T19:30:00Z — 30 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 13 January 1986

  • 1986-01-13T19:30:00Z — 30 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 15 January 1986

  • 1986-01-15T19:30:00Z — 30 mins

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

27x06 20 January 1986

  • 1986-01-20T19:30:00Z — 30 mins

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

27x07 22 January 1986

  • 1986-01-22T19:30:00Z — 30 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 27 January 1986

  • 1986-01-27T19:30:00Z — 30 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 29 January 1986

  • 1986-01-29T19:30:00Z — 30 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 3 February 1986

  • 1986-02-03T19:30:00Z — 30 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 5 February 1986

  • 1986-02-05T19:30:00Z — 30 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 10 February 1986

  • 1986-02-10T19:30:00Z — 30 mins

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

27x13 12 February 1986

  • 1986-02-12T19:30:00Z — 30 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 17 February 1986

  • 1986-02-17T19:30:00Z — 30 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 19 February 1986

  • 1986-02-19T19:30:00Z — 30 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 24 February 1986

  • 1986-02-24T19:30:00Z — 30 mins

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

27x17 26 February 1986

  • 1986-02-26T19:30:00Z — 30 mins

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

27x18 3 March 1986

  • 1986-03-03T19:30:00Z — 30 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 5 March 1986

  • 1986-03-05T19:30:00Z — 30 mins

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

27x20 10 March 1986

  • 1986-03-10T19:30:00Z — 30 mins

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

27x21 12 March 1986

  • 1986-03-12T19:30:00Z — 30 mins

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

27x22 17 March 1986

  • 1986-03-17T19:30:00Z — 30 mins

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

27x23 19 March 1986

  • 1986-03-19T19:30:00Z — 30 mins

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

27x24 24 March 1986

  • 1986-03-24T19:30:00Z — 30 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 26 March 1986

  • 1986-03-26T19:30:00Z — 30 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 31 March 1986

  • 1986-03-31T18:30:00Z — 30 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 2 April 1986

  • 1986-04-02T18:30:00Z — 30 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 7 April 1986

  • 1986-04-07T18:30:00Z — 30 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 9 April 1986

  • 1986-04-09T18:30:00Z — 30 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 14 April 1986

  • 1986-04-14T18:30:00Z — 30 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 16 April 1986

  • 1986-04-16T18:30:00Z — 30 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 21 April 1986

  • 1986-04-21T18:30:00Z — 30 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 23 April 1986

  • 1986-04-23T18:30:00Z — 30 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 28 April 1986

  • 1986-04-28T18:30:00Z — 30 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 30 April 1986

  • 1986-04-30T18:30:00Z — 30 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 5 May 1986

  • 1986-05-05T18:30:00Z — 30 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 7 May 1986

  • 1986-05-07T18:30:00Z — 30 mins

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

27x38 12 May 1986

  • 1986-05-12T18:30:00Z — 30 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 14 May 1986

  • 1986-05-14T18:30:00Z — 30 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 19 May 1986

  • 1986-05-19T18:30:00Z — 30 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.

27x49 18 June 1986

  • 1986-06-18T18:30:00Z — 30 mins

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.

27x61 30 July 1986

  • 1986-07-30T18:30:00Z — 30 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.

27x65 13 August 1986

  • 1986-08-13T18:30:00Z — 30 mins

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.

27x76 22 September 1986

  • 1986-09-22T18:30:00Z — 30 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.

27x81 8 October 1986

  • 1986-10-08T18:30:00Z — 30 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.

27x104 29 December 1986

  • 1986-12-29T19:30:00Z — 30 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.