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Coronation Street

Season 29 1988

  • 1988-01-04T14:30:00-05:00 on ITV
  • 30 mins
  • 2 days, 4 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.

104 episodes

29x01 Mon 04 Jan 1988

  • Season Premiere

    1988-01-04T14:30:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Lisa threatens to tell Patric that Jenny is cheating on him when he arrives from France. Kevin and Sally get to work on Number 13, and Sally witnesses some shop-lifting.

29x02 Wed 06 Jan 1988

  • 1988-01-06T14:30:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Patric has changed his mind about marrying Jenny - he wants her now, but Alan is not going to be happy. Amy continues her life of crime, and Mike has some shock news for the factory workers.

29x03 Mon 11 Jan 1988

  • 1988-01-11T14:30:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Patric discovers more than he bargained for about Jenny's Christmas kiss with Gary. Alf confronts Amy about her shoplifting and the factory girls are up in arms about the pay cut that Mike orders.

29x04 Wed 13 Jan 1988

  • 1988-01-13T14:30:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Mike has sacked Ida, and Ivy is shocked to discover that he has hired a new supervisor, Connie Parker. Patric has some news for Jenny and Vera is on the warpath.

29x05 Mon 18 Jan 1988

  • 1988-01-18T14:30:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Kevin and Sally get some bad news from the Building Society. Ivy decides to take matters into her own hands when the factory workers don't get paid enough, but can she persuade Mike to part with more cash?

29x06 Wed 20 Jan 1988

  • 1988-01-20T14:30:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Emily reveals that Mike has the girls working under false pretences, and Vera causes trouble for Connie. Kevin and Sally face up to the county Court Judgement that Sally forgot about, with a little help from Alf.

29x07 Mon 25 Jan 1988

  • 1988-01-25T14:30:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Ivy finds out that Don is a regular gambler, and she isn't happy. Kevin goes to another Building Society to request a mortgage loan, and there's a surprise applicant for the job of paper boy at The Kabin.

29x08 Wed 27 Jan 1988

  • 1988-01-27T14:30:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Rita's decision to employ pensioner Harry Ashton as the new paper boy at The Kabin causes problems for Mavis. Ivy takes a dim view of Don's acquisition of some sports equipment.

29x09 Mon 01 Feb 1988

  • 1988-02-01T14:30:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Mavis has to make a decision about Harry's proposition, but he's causing far more trouble amongst the younger generation of newspaper deliverers! Vera advises Ivy about her relationship with Don and Brian makes a decision about his links with Gail.

29x10 Wed 03 Feb 1988

  • 1988-02-03T14:30:00-05:00 — 30 mins

It's Sarah's first birthday, so the Tilsleys organise a party for her. Brian has a question for Gail - but it's something she doesn't want to hear. Bet has to remind Alec that they haven't had their honeymoon.

29x11 Mon 08 Feb 1988

  • 1988-02-08T14:30:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Brian's proposal makes Gail appraise the situation - does she want things to change at all? Alec and Bet can't even agree on where to go on honeymoon to, and Mavis gets a threatening visitor.

29x12 Wed 10 Feb 1988

  • 1988-02-10T14:30:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Alec makes a dramatic stand when Bet decides to go on holiday with nymphomaniac Stella, but will he let her go? Gail realises that she doesn't love Brian anymore, but needs him around for their children.

29x13 Mon 15 Feb 1988

  • 1988-02-15T14:30:00-05:00 — 30 mins

The news about Gail and Brian re-marrying thrills Ivy, but Gail has some disturbing news about Audrey. the Websters have something to celebrate, but Gloria is worried about her relationship with Mike Baldwin.

29x14 Wed 17 Feb 1988

  • 1988-02-17T14:30:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Gail confronts Alf about the reasons for Audrey flying to Canada. Statham has some interesting news for Ken about The Recorder and Gloria has an ultimatum to give to Mike.

29x15 Mon 22 Feb 1988

  • 1988-02-22T14:30:00-05:00 — 30 mins

With Audrey in Canada seeing the brother Gail never knew she had, Gail decides to bring the wedding forward. Glora gives Mike a hard time about the way he treats her, and Ken has big plans for the future as the sole proprietor of The Recorder.

29x16 Wed 24 Feb 1988

  • 1988-02-24T14:30:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Mike decides to formalise his relationship with Gloria, but how will Linda feel about it? Ken's plans for The Recorder go badly wrong. Gail and Brian get married at the Registry Office, but their night is spoiled. Linda goes to see Mike, but a struggle begins.

29x17 Mon 29 Feb 1988

  • 1988-02-29T14:30:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Linda tells Mike that she's leaving Graham for him, and Gloria realises that she has been two-timed. Sally and Kevin move into their new home at Number 13, and Bet returns from her holiday in Morocco with some surprising news for Alec.

29x18 Wed 02 Mar 1988

  • 1988-03-02T14:30:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Bet's startling revelation that she is pregnant causes worries at the Rovers and gives Betty the opportunity to make fun of Alec. Linda asks Gloria to warn Mike that she has left Graham and that he may be in danger.

29x19 Mon 07 Mar 1988

  • 1988-03-07T14:30:00-05:00 — 30 mins

The news quickly spreads that Mike has been badly beaten up by Graham and his friends with varying reactions. Jack discovers that Amy has been stealing bottles of stout, but how will Vera react when she is told the truth about her mother? In the Rovers, the Gilroy's are starting to look forward to the idea of the patter of tiny feet, but when Bet starts to feel pain in her side, Alec calls the doctor.

29x20 Wed 09 Mar 1988

  • 1988-03-09T14:30:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Ken faces troubles on the work front when Nick employs an ally to work full-time in the office, while Vera confronts Amy about her kleptomania. Who will be the first to break in this mother-daughter battle of wills? The loss of the baby is a shock to Bet and Alec, but is he just putting on a brave face?

29x21 Mon 14 Mar 1988

  • 1988-03-14T14:30:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Ken gets some reassurance from Fiona about her working in the office, and Shirley makes a decision to move out of her mother's house. Bet is upset over the loss of the baby, but the tragedy helps to bring here and the Gilroy's closer together. Meanwhile Curly decides to ask Alf if he can rent the flat above the shop, Sally gets an uncomfortable surprise from her sister Gina.

29x22 Wed 16 Mar 1988

  • 1988-03-16T14:30:00-05:00 — 30 mins

With Gina moved into number 13, Sally gets annoyed with the way she flirts with Kevin. Curly decides to stay at Emily's, as Shirley wants to move into the flat, but gets into trouble with Emily. While Ken is forced to tell Fiona off over her bullying tactics.

29x23 Mon 21 Mar 1988

  • 1988-03-21T14:30:00-05:00 — 30 mins

The suspicions grow that Alf might be a racist after he offers the flat to Curly instead of Shirley. And the problems continue for Sally when she is introduced to Gina's new boyfriend, Billy, who is on probation - will he be a bad influence.

29x24 Wed 23 Mar 1988

  • 1988-03-23T14:30:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Now that the Barlows are a two-car family, Deirdre considers having driving lessons. Emily and Alf are at war over the dispute about the flat, but Shirley comes up with a novel - if shocking - answer to the dilemma.

29x25 Mon 28 Mar 1988

  • 1988-03-28T13:30:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Shirley's suggestion that she and Curly move into the flat together pleases him - but how will Alf and Emily react? Billy asks Brian for a job, but Kevin doesn't want him there because that means Gina will want to continue to stay at Number 13. Alan is getting bored with running the video library so he decides to work fitting burglar alarms with Dave Craig.

29x26 Wed 30 Mar 1988

  • 1988-03-30T13:30:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Alf makes it clear that, like Emily, he disapproves of Curly and Shirley living 'in sin' together, but Curly decides to get his double bed from his parents' house. Rita is finding Alan's secretive nature difficult to cope with, and Ivy stars to wonder what Audrey is really doing in Canada.

29x27 Mon 04 Apr 1988

  • 1988-04-04T14:30:00-04:00 — 30 mins

Gina gets bored while Billy is at work on the Bank Holiday, and encourages Martin to pay her a visit - and Sally almost finds out. And it's the day for moving in together for Shirley and Curly, and he's going to need some dutch courage.

29x28 Wed 06 Apr 1988

  • 1988-04-06T14:30:00-04:00 — 30 mins

Martin and Gina spend another day together at Number 13, but there's trouble in store when Billy comes round to see her. Alan gets a surprise when he asks Dave if they can become partners in the firm, Billy admits that he is banned from driving to Brian, and Curly gets shocked when his parents come to visit - and meet his new girlfriend for the first time.

29x29 Mon 11 Apr 1988

  • 1988-04-11T14:30:00-04:00 — 30 mins

Even though Dave has turned him down for partnership, Alan asks Rita to lend him £6,000, but she wants to know more about the business. Shirley celebrates her birthday and tells Curly that she's happy with him. Alf is missing Audrey and feels that she doesn't love him.

29x30 Wed 13 Apr 1988

  • 1988-04-13T14:30:00-04:00 — 30 mins

Alf oversleeps after a heavy drinking session and fails to open the shop on time. Alan spends the £6,000 on a new car and Curly has to try to win over Shirley's mum. Rita cooks Alf a meal and then is surprised that he has a secret of his own to tell.

29x31 Mon 18 Apr 1988

  • 1988-04-18T14:30:00-04:00 — 30 mins

Curly's mother writes him a letter disowning him because he is living with a black girl, so he goes to see her in Crewe. A bunch of roses arrives for Gloria, but who are they from and what does he want? Rita and Alan argue over the car and Alf still can't contact Audrey in Canada.

29x32 Wed 20 Apr 1988

  • 1988-04-20T14:30:00-04:00 — 30 mins

The fallout from Mike Baldwin's arrest for drink driving begins and Vera begins to spread the 'good' news. Rita's investigation into the burglar alarm business has puzzling consequences and Alf gets some good news at last.

29x33 Mon 25 Apr 1988

  • 1988-04-25T14:30:00-04:00 — 30 mins

Alan's lies have caught up with him and Rita feels that she cannot trust him anymore. Audrey returns home to find that Alf isn't happy about her having gone to Canada and Gail demands to know all about her half-brother. Meanwhile, Alec advertises for a new cleaner for the Rovers.

29x34 Wed 27 Apr 1988

  • 1988-04-27T14:30:00-04:00 — 30 mins

Audrey can't stop talking about Stephen and Alf loses his temper. Bet forces Alec to apologise to Ken for barring him from the pub. Meanwhile, Mike has to face up to his drink driving and accept the sentence he receives.

29x35 Mon 02 May 1988

  • 1988-05-02T14:30:00-04:00 — 30 mins

Sandra Stubbs answers Alec's advertisement for a cleaner, while Mike overhears Vera laughing about his conviction and gets annoyed about the quality of some recent orders. Mike decides someone will have to be sacked to set an example for the others and Alan talks Rita into letting him use the Yard for his business.

29x36 Wed 04 May 1988

  • 1988-05-04T14:30:00-04:00 — 30 mins

Mike makes an example of Vera, believing her to have set him up when he was drinking and driving. Alan pesters Rita into giving him £1,000 for equipment and offers Martin a job. Ida, after much thought decides that she has a confession to make.

29x37 Mon 09 May 1988

  • 1988-05-09T14:30:00-04:00 — 30 mins

Ivy tells Mike that Vera is innocent, but can't tell him that Ida told the police. Percy has some bad news from the Council and Alf tells Audrey about his jealousy.

29x38 Wed 11 May 1988

  • 1988-05-11T14:30:00-04:00 — 30 mins

Now that Ida has confessed to Mike, Vera asks for her old job back, but still angry about the situation, Mike refuses. When threatened with an industrial tribunal, he proves to Vera that she hasn't got a leg to stand on by showing Vera, her discipline file. Both Audrey and Alf get a shock when she gets a massive credit card bill and his card is refused in a shop. Deirdre decides to help Percy not that he is retired and having to move to a new flat.

29x39 Mon 16 May 1988

  • 1988-05-16T14:30:00-04:00 — 30 mins

Alan talks Alec into having a burglar alarm fitted at the pub, while Don offers to decorate Ivy's house. Percy is increasingly worried about having to move out of the Centre and decides to make a dramatic stand.

29x40 Wed 18 May 1988

  • 1988-05-18T14:30:00-04:00 — 30 mins

With the new flat not going to be ready for two months, Percy has decided to move in with Emily, but what will Emily think of that? Alec gets a better quote for an alarm system than Alan's and Don begins redecorating Number 5. Ivy tells Don that he has helped her to live her life again and in return Don has a question for her.

29x41 Mon 23 May 1988

  • 1988-05-23T14:30:00-04:00 — 30 mins

Emily agrees to let Percy move in with her temporarily, but has Percy misled her? Ivy is surprised that Brian doesn't object to her acceptance of Don's proposal of marriage and Vera if thrilled by the good news. Jason gets turned down when he applies to have a paper round and is turned down.

29x42 Wed 25 May 1988

  • 1988-05-25T14:30:00-04:00 — 30 mins

Phyllis is jealous of Percy moving in with Emily and stops at nothing to persuade him to stay her bungalow instead. Mauves is forced to sack one of the boys and decides to offer the paper round to Jason. Ivy gets to meet Don's Mother and Daughter, but is concerned whether they will get on or not.

29x43 Wed 01 Jun 1988

  • 1988-06-01T14:30:00-04:00 — 30 mins

Don begins making wedding plans and wants to buy a ring for Ivy, but can she bear to take off Bert's wedding band? Emily discovers that Percy, her new lodger, is more of a handful then she imagined. Mauves takes up Jason's cause as he is being harassed by the sacked paperboy, Wayne.

29x44 Mon 06 Jun 1988

  • 1988-06-06T14:30:00-04:00 — 30 mins

Despite the threats of violence from Wayne's mother, Mauves continues to support Jason and wants to call in the police. Don has a honeymoon surprise for Ivy and Jack persuades Vera to buy him a new suit. Emily gets a shock when she discovers Percy doing some of her more personal ironing.

29x45 Wed 08 Jun 1988

  • 1988-06-08T14:30:00-04:00 — 30 mins

The factory girls got to the Rovers for most of the afternoon to celebrate Ivy's upcoming wedding. Mike gets angry when they return late and Jack goes to collect his new suit. Ivy carries on the afternoon's festivities and get merry at her hen party, while Jack manages to escape Vera and join Don on his stag night.

29x46 Mon 13 Jun 1988

  • 1988-06-13T14:30:00-04:00 — 30 mins

Jack awakes with a terrible hangover to discover that he has somehow, lost his new suit overnight and it's the day of the wedding. He has no choice but to wear his Vince St Clair outfit to the wedding. Brian gives Ivy away, but Jack can't find the ring and they have to use Bert's. Vera spots the 'thief' at the reception, leading to more trouble for Jack.

29x47 Wed 15 Jun 1988

  • 1988-06-15T14:30:00-04:00 — 30 mins

Deirdre takes her driving test, but realises that she needs more help from Ken and Percy starts a new job. Alan sells an alarm system to Carole Burns and starts flirting with her in from of Martin. Jack wants to return the suit to the shop, but disaster strikes in the Rovers' cellar and there's bad for Ken.

29x48 Mon 20 Jun 1988

  • 1988-06-20T14:30:00-04:00 — 30 mins

Percy begins his new job as a school-crossing warden, with uniform and lollipop, in high spirits. Fiona tells Ken how the Clarion Group is in dire financial straits, and how Nick has disappeared. Alan's decision to sack Martin is changed when Martin tells him what he knows about Alan's relationship with Carole.

29x49 Wed 22 Jun 1988

  • 1988-06-22T14:30:00-04:00 — 30 mins

The news that the Receivers must be called in worries Ken, because of his financial interest, but is he really facing financial ruin? Mike parks his Jaguar on the Street and Percy makes it his personal duty to watch out for him driving while banned, but he's in for a surprise. Sandra Stubbs' estranged husband Ronnie searches for her.

29x50 Mon 27 Jun 1988

  • 1988-06-27T14:30:00-04:00 — 30 mins

Ronnie is on the trail of his estranged wife, Sandra, and is threatening to follow her to find out where she is living. Ken and Statham get some mixed news about the position of the 'The Recorder', and Vera offers her services as a driver to Mike.

29x51 Wed 29 Jun 1988

  • 1988-06-29T14:30:00-04:00 — 30 mins

Ronnie has decided that he wants to make it up with Sandra and he is sorry that he hit her, but will she want him back after getting the black eye? Vera is getting all romantic with Jack, but a mistimed kiss causes an accident. Ken and Fiona work together to get 'The Recorder' published again.

29x52 Mon 04 Jul 1988

  • 1988-07-04T14:30:00-04:00 — 30 mins

The car accident has left Jack with a broken nose and Vera with a torrent of abuse from her husband! Fiona reveals that she still has a set of keys to Neptune House, and she and Ken plan to break in to get the paste-ups for 'The Recorder'. Ronnie swears that he is a changed man - will Sandra believe him.

29x53 Wed 06 Jul 1988

  • 1988-07-06T14:30:00-04:00 — 30 mins

Mike tells Jack that he has a good case for compensation, so he decides to sue Vera. Kevin tells her how much the repairs will cost and she starts to think that everyone wants her money. The independence of 'The Recorder' is confirmed by the Receiver. Ronnie goes to beg Sandra to take him back.

29x54 Mon 11 Jul 1988

  • 1988-07-11T14:30:00-04:00 — 30 mins

Jason runs for help to save Sandra from being beaten up by Ronnie. Jack continues in his plans to sue Vera for compensation and Ken makes Statham an offer he just can't refuse.

29x55 Wed 13 Jul 1988

  • 1988-07-13T14:30:00-04:00 — 30 mins

Emily hears that Percy's new flat is now ready for him to move into, and is delighted, but what will Percy think? Sandra applies to the courts to grant an injunction banning Ronnie from seeing her after she had to spend the night in hospital. Fiona pleads with Ken to modernise 'The Recorder'.

29x56 Mon 18 Jul 1988

  • 1988-07-18T14:30:00-04:00 — 30 mins

Bet lends a helping hand and Deirdre feels that Ken is spending too much money. Percy is finally moving into his new flat on Parliament Street, but Emily feels worried about the move when she goes to visit him. With Ivy and Vera going to the bingo, Don persuades Jack to come to the casino - with Vera's housekeeping money.

29x57 Wed 20 Jul 1988

  • 1988-07-20T14:30:00-04:00 — 30 mins

Don give his winning from the casino to Ivy to make her think that betting a good thing, but Jack has a worrying time trying to get the £30 back that he lost before Vera finds out. Curly's father invites him and Shirley to dinner and Vera and Ivy have a falling out.

29x58 Mon 25 Jul 1988

  • 1988-07-25T14:30:00-04:00 — 30 mins

Ivy and Vera are not talking to one another over Vera's accusation of Don leading Jack Astray. Shirley refuses to go to dinner with Curly's parents and Alf plans a holiday in the Lake District, only to receive some unwelcome news from Audrey.

29x59 Wed 27 Jul 1988

  • 1988-07-27T14:30:00-04:00 — 30 mins

Alec is asked by Gus Ferris to provide an act to fill a gap at the Old Bank Club, and comes up with an awful replacement. Audrey is thrilled when Malcolm Reid flies in from Canada, but how will Alf feel? Percy is feeling lonely and depressed in his new neighbourhood.

29x60 Mon 01 Aug 1988

  • 1988-08-01T14:30:00-04:00 — 30 mins

Audrey neglects both Alf and the shop to spend time with Malcolm, whom Ivy believes to be her brother-in-law. However, Malcolm lets slip about Audrey's natural son, Stephen and Emily's good nature gets the better of her when she realises how lonely Percy is. Sending Vince St Clair to fill the gap at the Club pays off for Alec.

29x61 Wed 03 Aug 1988

  • 1988-08-03T14:30:00-04:00 — 30 mins

Ivy is angry that she has been lied to about Audrey's trip to Canada and confronts Audrey. Don decides to organise a coach trip to Blackpool and gets some generous help, while Percy moves back in with Emily.

29x62 Mon 08 Aug 1988

  • 1988-08-08T14:30:00-04:00 — 30 mins

Alf and Audrey argue about the coach trip, because Malcolm is going on it and Alf is worried. Percy does some matchmaking for the Blackpool trip and Alf has to make a decision - but is it too late?

29x63 Wed 10 Aug 1988

  • 1988-08-10T14:30:00-04:00 — 30 mins

Because the coach to Blackpool was fully booked, Alf has to make a trip on his own to try to find out what Audrey is up to. Meanwhile, the coach party is full of romantic intentions between Phyllis and Arnold Swift and Malcolm has a suggestion for Audrey to take her away from her life of 'drudgery'

29x64 Mon 15 Aug 1988

  • 1988-08-15T14:30:00-04:00 — 30 mins

Audrey's protests that she hasn't been unfaithful fall on deaf ears - and Aurdrey has others' disapproval to face, too. Much to Percy's surprise, Arnold and Phyllis find their own way back to Weatherfield. Gloria and Sandra go out to a night-club, where they have a bit of fun and Bet introduces a new member of staff to the Rovers.

29x65 Wed 17 Aug 1988

  • 1988-08-17T14:30:00-04:00 — 30 mins

Alec finds that he can't cope with the new member of the family at the pub, Rover the stray Alsatin, and does his best to get rid of him. Audrey and Alf's relationship grows frostier, but will her protestations convince him of her innocence?

29x66 Mon 22 Aug 1988

  • 1988-08-22T14:30:00-04:00 — 30 mins

Curly has some work on his hands when Mrs Armitage leaves her daughter Lucy with him. Bet gets great satisfaction from making Alec feel uncomfortable around Rover the Alsatian and Mavis applies for a new job.

29x67 Wed 24 Aug 1988

  • 1988-08-24T14:30:00-04:00 — 30 mins

Despite Shirley's dislike of the idea, Curly finds that he enjoys looking after Lucy. Alex arranges an underhand way to get rid of Rover the Alsatian and Mavis is offered and interview, but how will she tell Rita.

29x68 Mon 29 Aug 1988

  • 1988-08-29T14:30:00-04:00 — 30 mins

While Rita is hurt about Mavis's decision to move on, Mavis begins to doubt her own abilities. Curly annoys Shirley by taking Lucy out to the fair for the whole day. And for one family, there's joy and suspicion as a prodigal return to the Street.

29x69 Wed 31 Aug 1988

  • 1988-08-31T14:30:00-04:00 — 30 mins

Mavis goes to her interview to find a highly embarrassing situation with an old friend. Newly returned Terry Duckworth can't believe that Curly has a girlfriend, let alone that he lives with her and there's a panic for Shirley and Curly when he loses Lucy Armitage at the fair.

29x70 Mon 05 Sep 1988

  • 1988-09-05T14:30:00-04:00 — 30 mins

Don annoys Brian by suggesting he did a bad job repairing the car when it breaks down again. Mavis is horrified and humiliated when she receives a letter from Derek saying she hasn't got the job. Terry needs money desperately and is forced to see his gold watch to Alec. When Don sees Terry he grabs him, demanding his taxi fare. Terry swears he doesn't know what is going on.

29x71 Wed 07 Sep 1988

  • 1988-09-07T14:30:00-04:00 — 30 mins

Terry gets annoyed when Kevin refuses to lend him money. The sight of the Webster's happiness at being married sickens him. Emily and Rita are stunned that Derek has proposed. Mavis is delighted and revels in the euphoria of someone wanting her. Brian tells Don he wouldn't botch his repair and to make up he tells Don that he will knock 10% off the service bill.

29x72 Mon 12 Sep 1988

  • 1988-09-12T14:30:00-04:00 — 30 mins

Sally believes Kevin's explanation that Terry tricked a girl into kissing him, telling her it was his Stag night. Terry tells Sally he knows nothing about that and Kevin is annoyed that Sally believes Terry and not him. Rita and Emily can't believe Mavis has accepted Derek's proposal. They fear he'll jilt her again and Emily takes it upon herself to sit Mavis down and tell her she is mad.

29x73 Wed 14 Sep 1988

  • 1988-09-14T14:30:00-04:00 — 30 mins

Since Curly needs to write a thesis on a working business, Mike allows Curly to study the factory. Curly becomes frustrated when Mike ignores his intelligent questions by saying he's in the business to make money. Kevin guesses that Terry has put the girl up to phoning Sally and decides to confront Terry and give a little friendly advice. Terry gets his mate Dazz, to tell Sally that Kevin should keep his hands off his girlfriend, which visibly upsets Sally. When Sally confronts Kevin about the situation he is oblivious to the goings on and Sally apologises for not believing him.

29x74 Mon 19 Sep 1988

  • 1988-09-19T14:30:00-04:00 — 30 mins

Vera tells Sally and Brian that she feels sure Terry is ashamed of what he did and asks them to forgive him. Curly writes his report, which says Mike makes his girls work in terribly Victorian conditions. When Shirley tells the girls about Curly's report they all agree and set out to tackle Mike about their poor working conditions. Gina turns up and asks Sally and Brian if she can stay, because Billy is in prison and she has nowhere to go.

29x75 Wed 21 Sep 1988

  • 1988-09-21T14:30:00-04:00 — 30 mins

Curly lets Mike read the report, but when Mike finds it damaging and wrong he rips it up, to Curly's surprise. Derek assures Mavis that he is doing the best he can to get his divorce finalised so that they can marry. Gina confesses that she is being charged with being an accessory to stealing a car with Billy. Sally believes she didn't know the car was stolen, but Kevin is not so sure. Terry tells Mike he needs a chauffeur and right hand man, and admiring his ingenuity takes him up on his offer.

29x76 Mon 26 Sep 1988

  • 1988-09-26T14:30:00-04:00 — 30 mins

Vera boasts to the girls that Mike is grooming Terry for management. Alec is mugged on his way to the bank. He is hit on the head and his briefcase is stolen, containing over £2,000. Bet is stunned to hear Alec was banking so much money. Alec assures her they are insured, but Bet is suspicious and accuses Alec of fiddling the insurance, as she knows the pub didn't take £2,000 over the weekend.

29x77 Wed 28 Sep 1988

  • 1988-09-28T14:30:00-04:00 — 30 mins

Emily is upset when Mike tells her he intends to sue Ken for the slamming story he wrote about Mike running a sweat shop and if that wasn't enough he plans to call Emily as a witness. Sally takes Gina to the Magistrates Court and Gina is fined £100 and put on probation. Sally has to promise to look after her and let her live with her at No. 13, which does not please Kevin.

29x78 Mon 03 Oct 1988

  • 1988-10-03T14:30:00-04:00 — 30 mins

Cecil calls on Alec and suggests that if the Rovers is taking so much money the rent should be increased. Alec gets fed up with having to explain about his club money. After all of the problems with the story about Mike, Ken prints a two-paragraph apology to Mike. Sally pushes Gina to find work, but she prefers to spend her time drinking with Martin rather than going to the Job Centre.

29x79 Wed 05 Oct 1988

  • 1988-10-05T14:30:00-04:00 — 30 mins

The Police find Alec's briefcase and return it to him. He takes great joy in showing Bet and Cecil his two paying in books - one for the Rovers and one for his artists. Bet apologies to him forever doubting his honesty. Deirdre calls on Mike at his flat and pleads with him to drop the libel case. She tells Mike that they could lose everything he sues them, but Mike tells Deirdre that all he wants to do is teach Ken a lesson and doesn't want to hurt her.

29x80 Mon 10 Oct 1988

  • 1988-10-10T14:30:00-04:00 — 30 mins

Phyllis fears that if Gail brings a young kid to help with sandwich round she'll be pushed out. Jack gets a cheque for £600 from Vera's insurance and promises Terry a bottle of whisky if he keeps the news of his cheque from Vera. The problem with the plan is that Jack doesn't have a bank account so he can't cash the cheque and Alec refuses to cash it for him. Ken is horrified when Mike tells him he is dropping the libel case as Deirdre talked him out of it. Ken accuses Deirdre of making him look a fool and suspects Deirdre flirted with Mike to win him round.

29x81 Wed 12 Oct 1988

  • 1988-10-12T14:30:00-04:00 — 30 mins

Vera demands half of Jack's compensation but Jack hides the cheque and refuses to let her cash the cheque at her Building Society. Vera and Jack have a row in the Rovers, telling everyone the insurance claim was a fiddle. Jack realises his only chance of cashing the cheque is to give it to Vera, so reluctantly he agrees to give her half the money. Joanne tells Jenny she's seen Alan hanging around with Carole Burns and has seen them kiss.

29x82 Mon 17 Oct 1988

  • 1988-10-17T14:30:00-04:00 — 30 mins

When Jenny accuses Martin of covering for Alan, Rita quizzes Jenny as to why she was rowing with Alan, but Jenny tells her it was nothing. Gail give Gina an old butcher's bike to do her deliveries on, but Gina doesn't know how to ride a bike but agrees to have a go. Derek tells Mavis he expects her to make the reception at her flat. However, Mavis doesn't like the idea and is grateful when Emily tells them she'll have the reception at No. 3.

29x83 Wed 19 Oct 1988

  • 1988-10-19T14:30:00-04:00 — 30 mins

Jenny begs Rita to forget what she said. She tells her she wants to keep them all together as a family. Rita promises she won't throw Alan out so Jenny tells her that Alan's been seeing a woman in Oakwood Road. Rita takes matter into her own hands and goes through Alan's files to find out who lives on Oakwood Road. Gina has had enough of Phyllis getting at her and decides that she is going to tell Gail that they can't work together. Audrey tells Phyllis that faced with a choice, Gail will keep Gina on. Phyllis tries to make up with Gina and begs her not to talk to Gail. She promises things will be better and Gina agrees to keep quiet.

29x84 Mon 24 Oct 1988

  • 1988-10-24T15:30:00-04:00 — 30 mins

Jenny blames Rita for driving Alan out of the house and into the arms of Carole. Alan tells Jenny he tried as hard as he could to make a success of his relationship with Rita but now it's over. Percy is annoyed when Emily is disturbed at night by Don coming home late at night in his taxi, while Mavis and Derek decide on a honeymoon in Paris.

29x85 Wed 26 Oct 1988

  • 1988-10-26T15:30:00-04:00 — 30 mins

When Percy paints 'No Parking' outside No. 3, someone changes it so it reads 'nosy parker'. Emily orders him to get all the paint off the pavement, but he refuses to believe anyone thinks him a nosy parker, believing it was meant for Emily. Rita tells Mavis that Alan has left her and Jenny tells Alan that if he makes her choose between him or Rita, she'll choose Rita.

29x86 Mon 31 Oct 1988

  • 1988-10-31T14:30:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Jack has some fun telling Arnold that Phyllis is two-timing him with Percy. Arnold tells Phyllis he knows she's seeing Percy and accuses her of using him to make Percy jealous. Derek doesn't know who to have as a best man now Alan has left Rita. Mavis hopes the wedding will bring Alan and Rita back together. Terry decides he is going to flirt with Gina, thinking that she is a sure thing.

29x87 Wed 02 Nov 1988

  • 1988-11-02T14:30:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Emily goes with Mavis to look for her wedding outfit, but Mavis is having a hard time making her mind up about what to wear. Alan tries to get public sympathy by saying Rita is after all his money, but as he is looking for somewhere to live, he tells Carole he doesn't want her being dragged into everything. Phyllis assures Arnold that she is not using him and finally he agrees to take her out. Emily is worried that Derek is having second thoughts about marrying Mavis, so she enlists Percy to keep an eye on him.

29x88 Mon 07 Nov 1988

  • 1988-11-07T14:30:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Mavis is upset when the paperboys joke about he possibility of Derek jilting her again. Alma returns to Weatherfield and hears Gail has started a sandwich round. She tells Gail she can't be doing so much business in the café if she's encouraging people to stay at work to eat. The lads play a joke on Derek at his Stag Night, phoning the Rovers as Victor, saying Mavis has run off with him. Derek guesses it's a joke, saying he knows Mavis loves him.

29x89 Wed 09 Nov 1988

  • 1988-11-09T14:30:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Mavis fears that she isn't worldly enough for Derek, and is frightened by the knowledge that things are going to change. Alma tells Gail to stop the sandwich deliveries, telling her the café is the business. Gail is annoyed which causes Alma to threaten to sack her. Rita takes Mavis to the Registry Office, while Percy brings Derek and Emily attends the service. After Mavis and Derek are married, they leave for Paris on their honeymoon.

29x90 Mon 14 Nov 1988

  • 1988-11-14T14:30:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Gail is annoyed that she has to stop the sandwich round. She feels frustrated working under Alma and tells her she wants to run the round down slowly to let the customers find someone else but Alma wants it stopped immediately. After selling Vera's microwave, Jack tries everything to get the money, even asking Derek for it at his wedding. Vera is furious that Jack hasn't got any money for the microwave and refuses to cook him any food until he sorts it out.

29x91 Wed 16 Nov 1988

  • 1988-11-16T14:30:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Brian urges Gail not give up her job, as they can't afford to set her up in business. Sandra falls in love with Pet Shaw, the man she met in the supermarket and wants to see more of him. Jack sneaks into the Wilton's flat and steals the microwave, behind Rita's back. Mike plans a trip to London. He tells Terry he doesn't want him touching the Jag whilst he's away. However, Terry tells Kathy Pritchard the Jag is his and arranges to take her out. Gail tells Alma she's thinking of leaving the café. Alma considers selling up is she leaves, as she doesn't want to look after the café alone.

29x92 Mon 21 Nov 1988

  • 1988-11-21T14:30:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Sandra has to attend a parent/teacher evening so has to break her date with Pete. She is pleased when he arranges to see her afterwards, but things go on longer than expected and she has to stand him up. Gloria comes to the rescue and looks after him at the Rovers and he gives her a lift home afterwards. Terry takes Kathy on a night out - in the Jag. Kathy entertains Terry at her flat and he is horrified to find the worlds 'Stay Away From My Wife' spray painted across the Jag.

29x93 Wed 23 Nov 1988

  • 1988-11-23T14:30:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Terry tries to get the graffiti off the Jag but it needs a new spray job. When Mike returns, Terry shows him the car, letting him believe the graffiti is a warning for him. Mike is horrified and gets it re-sprayed quickly. When Rita doesn't hear from Alan about the Yard, she decides to see her solicitor. Gloria feels awful as she's fallen for Pete. He tells her he really likes her and wants to see more of her. Sandra calls on Gloria whilst Pete's in her flat and Gloria manages to get rid of her without making Sandra suspicious and then has an attack of guilt.

29x94 Mon 28 Nov 1988

  • 1988-11-28T14:30:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Jenny tells Rita that Alan is moving out of their lives and begs Rita to do something to stop him. Rita calls on Alan and tells him he is hurting Jenny by staying away. Alan feels he has nothing to offer Jenny and tells Rita she has to stop hiding behind the trauma of widowhood, saying she was a sexual iceberg and had nothing in common with him. Terry advises Mike to forget about the graffiti, but Mike discovers that his girlfriend Jenny's husband is definitely in Kuwait. Mike tells Terry he's worried about security, the married man might turn up and wreck the place. He talks Terry into spending the night in the factory to guard it.

29x95 Wed 30 Nov 1988

  • 1988-11-30T14:30:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Gloria tells Sandra that she's been seeing Pete and they are in love. Sandra refuses to let her come between them, she'll forgive Pete as she loves him, but Gloria tells her it wasn't planned. Sandra calls Gloria a smug tart and throws a pint over her. Gloria breaks down as Jack holds Sandra back from attacking her. Rita feels she humiliated herself, begging with Alan. The bank manager refuses to give Alan a loan to buy new premises, so Alan asks Carole if he can move in with her, as he knows he'd get a loan with her help.

29x96 Mon 05 Dec 1988

  • 1988-12-05T14:30:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Terry tells Vera he's resigned from the factory. Vera can't believe it and demands to know why Terry has left. Mike tells her he's been fired and Vera feels all the girls are talking about her family. Rita is surprised that Alan is back but is too frightened to ask him why in case he leaves again. Alan tells Carole that he still wants to see her even though he's returned to Rita and she accuses him of being after Rita's money but he says it's for Jenny's sake.

29x97 Wed 07 Dec 1988

  • 1988-12-07T14:30:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Terry tells Vera that there is nothing left for him in Weatherfield. Vera begs him to stay for Christmas, but Terry sells all of his jewellery and heads for Bournemouth. Distraught by Terry's decision Vera blames Mike for Terry's departure. Alan tells Rita he plans to give up the Yard and raise the finances for a shop. He assures her he won't be asking her for the money. Alec doesn't know how to tell Bet that Gloria has left, so when he phones the Health farm they have been staying at, he is shocked to find that Bet and Stella have already out after only a week.

29x98 Mon 12 Dec 1988

  • 1988-12-12T14:30:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Alec learns from Paul Rigby that Bet and Stella are living it up in a hotel, as they couldn't stand the regime at the health farm. When Bet returns to the Rovers she keeps telling Alec and everyone what a wonderful time she had at the health club. Bet starts to become uncomfortable when Alex keeps going on about her looking healthy. Ivy is annoyed when Audrey doesn't invite the Brennans for Christmas dinner.

29x99 Wed 14 Dec 1988

  • 1988-12-14T14:30:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Bet finds out from Stella that Alec knows they booked out form the Health Farm. She stuns Alec by telling him she's booked him into the Health Farm, as he obviously is so interested in it. Ivy demands to know from Alf where they stand over Christmas.

29x100 Mon 19 Dec 1988

  • 1988-12-19T14:30:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Ivy is stunned when Audrey tells her she and Alf are going to a hotel for Christmas. Gail invites the Brennans to join them for the day. Ivy is please as she won't have to have Don's mother. Deirdre is annoyed when a mentally disturbed Roscoe keeps phoning her up, but Roscoe calls at No. 1 whilst Deirdre is out and Tracy decides to let him only to be put out by his strange behaviour.

29x101 Wed 21 Dec 1988

  • 1988-12-21T14:30:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Alec is annoyed that none of the staff will work on Christmas Day. Bet refuses to serve as she's got to cook the dinner, so he tells her they'll do without dinner. Deirdre buys presents for Roscoe's children and Ken accuses her of being a soft touch. Deirdre takes the presents round to Roscoe's only to find his wife has left and taken the children with her.

29x102 Sun 25 Dec 1988

  • 1988-12-25T14:30:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Ken reports Deirdre missing to the police. They suspect she's run off with another man. Roscoe sits against the door, refusing to let Deirdre out despite her pleas, finally at 4am having had enough, Deirdre starts to shout at him, telling him she's working class as well. She tells him she's sick of hearing about what he wants and tells him he lives in luxury compared to other people. Deirdre shoves the TV at Roscoe and escapes the flat and runs all the way home.

29x103 Mon 26 Dec 1988

  • 1988-12-26T14:30:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Tracy has nightmares about Deirdre disappearing. She tails Deirdre everywhere, fearing she'll go again. Ken wants Roscoe caught as he feels he could have raped Deirdre, but Deirdre just wants to forget all about it. Finally Deirdre breaks down and tells Bet she really feared she was going to be raped. She felt vulnerable and frightened. Bet tells her she mustn't be frightened anymore.

29x104 Wed 28 Dec 1988

  • 1988-12-28T14:30:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Social Services tell Deirdre her interference in the Roscoe case has made extra work. They accuse her of trying to make a name for herself on the Council. Deirdre is horrified to her that Roscoe assaulted his father-in-law and is in police custody. Mike sets up another card school and so Mike, Don, Jack and Alan play cards. Alan and Jack step out of the game when big money is laid down as stakes.