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Coronation Street

Season 30 1989
TV-PG

  • 1989-01-02T20:30:00+01:00 on ITV
  • 25 mins
  • 1 day, 16 hours, 25 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.

118 episodes

30x01 2 January 1989

  • Season Premiere

    1989-01-02T20:30:00+01:00 — 25 mins

Don doesn't know how to tell Ivy he's lost the cab, but Ivy realises something is going on with Don and Mike and Don is forced to tell her about the poker game and Mike having give him a week to repay the £1000. Mavis gets it into her head that it is time for her and Derek to find a house of their own and decides to come clean to Derek.

30x10 1 February 1989

  • 1989-02-01T20:30:00+01:00 — 25 mins

Alan gives the receptionist job to Dawn Prescott. Alec tries to fiddle his books. Alan throws an opening party. Brian tells Don that it's none of his business how he spends his evenings. Carole Burns turns up at Alan's grand opening. She threatens to create a scene, calls him a taker and introduces herself to Rita. She tells her that Alan only returned to her for her money. Alan throws her out, she slaps his face. Don tells Ivy about seeing Brian at the nightclub. Rita is convinced that Alan and Carole are finished. The brewery have disclosed Alec's payments on his entertainment job. The taxman tells Alec he could end up in jail for not declaring his earnings.

30x11 6 February 1989

  • 1989-02-06T20:30:00+01:00 — 25 mins

Ivy is thrilled to discover that Audrey is babysitting for the Tilsleys which means they must be going out together again. Dawn Prescott discovers that Alan also calls himself Len Fairclough on some of his paperwork. Derek makes an offer for The Willows. Alec considers putting everything in Bet's name and declaring himself bankrupt. Bet talks him out of it. Alan panics when the building society sends mail addressed to "Mr Fairclough" at No.7. Ivy discovers that Gail and Brian are going out separately. Mavis discovers Derek offered £10,000 below the asking price for the bungalow and they've lost it. Alec has to shop all his artistes who didn't pay tax or pay for their taxes as well. Alan finds Dawn attractive and gives her a lift home after taking her for a drink.

30x12 8 February 1989

  • 1989-02-08T20:30:00+01:00 — 25 mins

Alan makes Martin work hard installing alarms and plans to take Dawn Prescott out for lunch. Alec doesn't want to shop his clients because he could end up with no acts. Alan has to dump his lunch date with Dawn when Jenny turns up. Alec decides to pay the tax. Bet writes the £8,000 cheque because he finds it too painful. Dawn feels uncomfortable with Alan and feels his life is complicated. Derek doesn't want to buy a house because it's too expensive. Gail tells Ivy that she and Brian are leading separate lives. Their marriage is over, they don't love each other anymore.

30x13 13 February 1989

  • 1989-02-13T20:30:00+01:00 — 25 mins

Emily has double-glazing installed in No.3. Ivy begs Brian to work at his marriage. Ken calls on the Stubbs' and finds Jason with a load of lager louts. Brian tells Don that his marriage is finished because of his nights out with mates and women. Ken tells Sandra about Jason's drinking. Vera decides she wants No.9 stoneclad. Sandra finds the Police at home enquiring about Jason's actions. Brian asks Gail for a fresh start. She tells him that she doesn't love him and wants a divorce.

30x14 15 February 1989

  • 1989-02-15T20:30:00+01:00 — 25 mins

Sandra Stubbs refuses to let Jason out of her sight. Gail wants Nicky to have a father but doesn't want Brian. She wishes she'd never married him again. The stone-cladders start work on No.9. Sandra accuses Ken of reporting Jason to the police and rows with him in the Rovers. Brian tells Don that Gail wants a divorce. He refuses to give Nicky up. Gail tells Brian she knew when they married again that it would never work. Brian tells her to get out if she wants to go; he's not letting her take Nicky away from him - she's a rotten mother and a hard, selfish bitch. Sandra apologises to Ken for rowing with him. The authorities say Jason can't be left on his own. Brian leaves a disco with a girl. She is bothered by youths, he tries to help her and is stabbed. They run off before Brian dies on the ground.

30x15 20 February 1989

  • 1989-02-20T20:30:00+01:00 — 25 mins

The police tell Gail that Brian is dead. Audrey rushes to comfort her and helps her identify the body. Alf breaks the news to the Brennans. Ivy collapses. Gail and Ivy are united in grief. Nicky wonders where Brian is. Alan asks Dawn Prescott out, telling her that Rita is just his landlady. She doesn't believe he's a free agent. Alec contacts Wally Simpson about the Middle East tour. Gail refuses to give Brian a Catholic funeral. Sandra Stubbs tells Bet that she's got to see a social worker about Jason's drinking. She thinks Jason is going to be taken off her.

30x16 22 February 1989

  • 1989-02-22T20:30:00+01:00 — 25 mins

Vera loves the stone cladding and is upset that nobody else does. Wally Simpson asks Alec to take the tour immediately. Bet tells him to go for the money, she'll cope. Gail tells Don that she'll bury Brian as she sees fit; it's nothing to do with Ivy. Ivy feels that it was Gail who killed Brian by driving him out of the house. Mrs Lambert, the social worker, tells Sandra Stubbs that it's against the law for Jason to be left on his own whilst she works at the Rovers. Alec leaves on tour. Alan gives Dawn Prescott more responsibility but tells her that he'll need time to train her. Sandra resigns from the Rovers and moves to her mother's. She rows with Alf for serving Jason with the lager. Alan takes Dawn for a meal. He is shocked when Mike sees them. Ivy asks Gail not to deny her a Catholic burial. They row and she accuses her of killing Brian. Gail tells her that Brian was out with another woman when he was killed.

30x17 27 February 1989

  • 1989-02-27T20:30:00+01:00 — 25 mins

Gail, Nicky, Audrey, Alf, Ivy, Don, Kevin, Sally and Phyllis bury Brian. Ivy breaks down as Brian is buried as a Protestant. Gail remains composed. Alan is given an order for a warehouse job. Ivy ignores Gail and refuses to make her peace with her. She goes home rather than to the funeral tea. Derek and Mavis plan a dinner party to impress DP. Alan tells Dawn that he respects her and fancies her. She tells him their relationship is strictly business. Don talks Ivy into seeing Gail. She rows with her but tells her that her conscience is clear. She says that she'll never forgive Gail; she's dead as well as far as Ivy's concerned.

30x21 13 March 1989

  • 1989-03-13T20:30:00+01:00 — 25 mins

Jenny prepares for her joint eighteenth birthday party with Joanne Cresswell at the Mortlake Hotel. Tom Casey tells Kevin that he'd like him to stay on at the garage as manager. Rita goes to the building society and discovers Alan would have needed the deeds to No.7 to mortgage it. Arthur Dabner takes Emily to lunch and she has her hair done specially for the occasion. Rita discovers Alan has photocopied the deeds. Percy is put out that Emily is going out with Arthur. Bet interviews Tina Fowler for the barmaid's job. Before they go to the party, Rita tackles Alan about his fraud. He struggles to keep calm. Jenny phones home when Rita and Alan don't show up at the Mortlake. Rita tells Alan she's contacted the building society and he's finished. She answers the phone but Alan pushes her away, hitting her. Jenny hears Rita's screams as Alan continues his attack and she gets Martin to quickly drive her home. Alan beats Rita around the room before smothering her face with a cushion. Jenny arrives home to find Rita unconscious with Alan still covering her. He rushes out of the house, Martin gives chase but Alan drives off as an ambulance is called.

30x28 5 April 1989

  • 1989-04-05T20:30:00+02:00 — 25 mins

Curly sits his exam after spending the night on the sofa. Shirley packs her bags and tells Curly she's going home ­ they're poles apart and there's no point in going on. She wants fun in her life, but Curly begs her not to go, unfortunately it doesn't do any good. Emily plans a cosy meal for Arthur. He tells her that he spent the day with Babs, thinking Percy has told her. He tells her he's getting back with Babs. Emily finds it strange that Percy didn't mention anything.

30x29 10 April 1989

  • 1989-04-10T20:30:00+02:00 — 25 mins

When Mark arrives late for work Kevin lays into him and makes him work into his lunch hour, but the later Kevin fires Mark for being inefficient. Curly hangs round the factory, waiting for Shirley, but she doesn't want to talk to him and gets Mike to see him off. Curly finally tells Shirley they have to talk, but she just wants to get on with her life. Derek and Mavis view a semi in Kingsley Road and she is annoyed when he puts in a low offer on the house. Jenny gets a letter form Alan and decides to go to Risley to visit him.

30x30 12 April 1989

  • 1989-04-12T20:30:00+02:00 — 25 mins

Tom tells Kevin he went too far sacking Mark. Kevin refuses to take Mark back and threatens to leave himself. Kevin misses Mark's cheek and gives him his job back. Rita is upset that jenny is visiting Alan. She fears he'll turn her against her. Alan asks Jenny to get Rita to play down what happened, but Jenny is disgusted that Alan showed no concern for her. Derek plans to take up jogging to help him through his pension medical.

30x31 17 April 1989

  • 1989-04-17T20:30:00+02:00 — 25 mins

Curly locks himself in the flat and Audrey fears he may be suicidal. He plays Shirley's tapes loud and Alf is annoyed as it drives the customers off. Percy volunteers to follow Curly's every movement to make sure he doesn't kill himself. He follows him in the supermarket and arouses suspicion by hiding in the aisles. Bet begins to miss Alec, but Paul Rigby invites Bet to a night club, telling her Alec asked him to keep an eye on her.

30x32 19 April 1989

  • 1989-04-19T20:30:00+02:00 — 25 mins

Mavis doesn't want to give up the Kabin but Derek tell her he'll need her soothing touch at home. Mavis confides in Rita that she'll be leaving the Kabin because Derek wants her at home and Rita, obviously surprised, accused Derek of ruining Mavis' life. Alf grows tired of Curly stuck in the flat owing him money, so when Martin tricks Curly into letting him in the flat, he turns on Curly telling him that he is pathetic. Betty fears that Bet is playing with fire going out with Paul, but Bet assures her he's just a mate.

30x33 24 April 1989

  • 1989-04-24T20:30:00+02:00 — 25 mins

Rita and Mavis are being a little bit cool to each other causing Mavis to accuse Rita of being snide and small minded about her move. Stella tries to find out how Bet is coping. Bet tells her Paul has been looking after her. Stella invites her out for a girl's night. Mavis accuses Rita of being snide and small-minded over her move. Ray Griffiths tells Derek his blood pressure and heart rate is too high. Ray is worried his ability to cope with stress, but Derek is moved from sales to dispatch and is furious. He refuses to take the insult lying down. Alma moves builders into the flat. She confides in Gail, telling her she's having sell her house because of the divorce and is moving into the flat over the café.

30x34 26 April 1989

  • 1989-04-26T20:30:00+02:00 — 25 mins

Bet is annoyed after Paul tries it on with her in the back of a taxi. He apologises and she agrees to go out with him again. Bet tells Betty what happened and assures her that she can handle him. Betty is still worried about her and her reputation. Nicky gets into a bit of trouble at school for bullying, but to make matters worse Alma is annoyed to discover that Gail has been looking after Nicky all afternoon. Derek tries to see DP but DP doesn't want to see him. Derek sends DP a memo saying transfer to dispatch is unacceptable and he's having to reconsider his position.

30x35 1 May 1989

  • 1989-05-01T20:30:00+02:00 — 25 mins

Alec returns 3 weeks early and discovers that Bet has gone to the cinema. Betty tries desperately to get in contact with Bet, but to no luck. Bet and Paul return at midnight and Bet is thrilled to see Alec, but he thinks she's been unfaithful and throws Paul out. Gail is still upset that Nicky continues to think Brian is still alive. She feels that he's becoming a handful. Nicky thinks Gail is responsible for Brian's absence and attacks her. She tells him Brian is never returning and begs him to love her. Derek tries to contact DP at home, telling DP he'd love to work in dispatch but DP refuses to take him back. Alf finally gets to Curly and demands £80 in rent from him.

30x36 3 May 1989

  • 1989-05-03T20:30:00+02:00 — 25 mins

Curly offers Alf £5, which is all that he has. Alf however doesn't accept and throws Curly out. Vera takes Curly in because of his friendship to Terry. After Nicky disappears from the house Gail begins her search for him. Audrey makes Gail contact the police whilst she and Ivy search the streets. Nicky goes to the garage to see Brian, but Mark takes him home where Gail tries to make him see that Brian won't be coming back. Alec is adamant that Bet has been unfaithful. However to prove him wrong Bet lays on a romantic meal for Alec. Unfortunately thinks don't go the way she planned and Alec tells her he's convinced she's been unfaithful and that he wants a divorce.

30x37 8 May 1989

  • 1989-05-08T20:30:00+02:00 — 25 mins

Vera makes a fuss of Curly. Mavis tells Derek she knows he's lost his job. He promises her everything will be alright. Ivy tells Alma she thinks Gail should leave the cafe to look after Nicky. Bet gets herself a solicitor. Alec is horrified as he thought she'd admit to adultery and beg forgiveness. Derek looks for a job. Jack agrees to let Curly stay for £10 a week. Rita persuades Mavis to stay on at The Kabin as she's the only breadwinner now. Colin Dearing, the solicitor, advises Bet to stay on at the Rovers. She wants to divorce Alec on the grounds of unreasonable behaviour and his relationship with Megan Morgan and her twelve budgies. Derek is determined to go ahead with buying the semi. He accuses Rita of panicking Mavis and tells her Mavis will be leaving The Kabin. As his counter-attack Alec tells Bet she's not dependable so she's fired from the Rovers.

30x38 10 May 1989

  • 1989-05-10T20:30:00+02:00 — 25 mins

Bet refuses to move out of the Rovers, but Alec insists she doesn't work behind the bar. Betty is shocked to hear Alec has sacked her. Following his solicitor's advice, Alec makes the first move to be nice to Bet, but fears she has had lunch with another man. Although Bet had lunch with Rita, she decides not to correct his mistake, causing Alec to call Betty in as a witness. Alma tells Gail she can cope without her at the café is she wants to give up work, but Gail tells Ivy she's returning to work, that Nicky doesn't want to be tied to her apron strings. Ivy offers her money to stay at home, but Gail refuses, saying she's a mother but she also has her own life to lead. Mavis tires to stall the sale of the house, by giving Mr Goodman, the solicitor, the run around. Finally Derek agrees to pull out of the house buying after he breaks down in the Kabin.

30x39 15 May 1989

  • 1989-05-15T20:30:00+02:00 — 25 mins

Gail returns to work to find that Alma has cut down on the quantity of food and put the prices up. Gail thinks it's ridiculous to charge 40p for a cup of tea. Don suggests Ivy gives p her job to look after the children but she likes work too much, but it is Audrey who is annoyed when she finds out that Ivy offered Gail financial help. Stella asks Alec why he's saying Bet and Paul are having an affair. She tells him Bet's too old for Paul, but when Alec tells her he found them together in the pub after midnight, Stella refuses to leave before she has seen Bet.

30x40 17 May 1989

  • 1989-05-17T20:30:00+02:00 — 25 mins

Alec wants Bet to move out, but she refuses to leave her home, which causes more problems when Alec finds out that she refuses to wash, and iron his clothes or cook his food. Gail is upset by Alma's attitude, wanting to get rid of the old poor customers. Alma puts Christine and Phyllis on half time as they're over staffed and Gail walks out when Alma keeps putting her down. Don assures Ivy hat he doesn't want to use the dog, Harry's Luck, for gambling, but she is adamant that the dog must go. However, Don plans to race Harry's Luck and offers Alf half a share. When Harry Slinger turns up to pay Don the £40 for the dog, he refuses to give him up, telling Ivy she'll be a gold mine.

30x41 22 May 1989

  • 1989-05-22T20:30:00+02:00 — 25 mins

Alec finds it hard coping with the staff without Bet's management, which Bet herself finds funny watching Alec going under. To make matters worse Alec is forced to wear a Hawaiian shirt as it is the only one that is clean, but he decides the best thing to do is to contact the Home Care agency for a housekeeper. Don gets Audrey to persuade Alf to have a share in Lucky. Audrey fancies herself as an owner's wife. Alma sorts out her divorce, leaving Phyllis and Christine on their own in the café, but when Percy complains about the food at the café, Alma throws him out and closes the café as she can't cope.

30x42 24 May 1989

  • 1989-05-24T20:30:00+02:00 — 25 mins

The agency refuses to supply anymore housekeepers for Alec. Meanwhile Bet packs and leaves the Rovers, accusing Alec of moving his tart into the pub. She tells him she's going to fight him for every penny she can't get, but first she starts looking for a job. When Phyllis accuses Percy of being awkward Alma fires her for creating a fuss. Finally Alma asks Gail to return to the café as she's not cut out to run the place and she offer her a partnership. The Brennan's and Roberts go to the races, but things change really quickly when Lucky loses her race.

30x43 29 May 1989

  • 1989-05-29T20:30:00+02:00 — 25 mins

Megan has designs on Alec and the Rovers, but Alec urges Megan not to be so intimate with him as Bet might cite her in the divorce. When Betty discovers that Bet has left the Rovers and has stayed the night at Rita's, she walks out. Bet gives Alf £20 and tells him she's moving into the shop flat, without giving him a chance to say no. Mavis puts Derek onto a job advertised in the paper and Derek decides to make an appointment for the job. Finally, Don decides to get rid of Lucky, as he hasn't got the time to look after her.

30x44 31 May 1989

  • 1989-05-31T20:30:00+02:00 — 25 mins

Alec asks the staff to rally round in Bet and Betty's absence. He refuses to let Bet into the house to get her clothes. However waiting in the wings is Jack and Vera, who long to be the landlords of the Rovers. So in anticipation The Duckworths decide to get No. 9 valuated, which causes Vera a lot of excitement, as she can't wait to be landlady of the Rovers. Bet in the meantime gets a job as a barmaid at the Flying Horse. Audrey asks Ivy to take Lucky on with her, cutting the men out, which Ivy readily aggress to. Jack goes to the Brewery and sees Nigel Ridley and tells him Bet has left Alec and swears his loyalty to the brewery. Derek is given the sales position at Chuckles Novelties, selling false noses and jumping frogs.

30x45 5 June 1989

  • 1989-06-05T20:30:00+02:00 — 25 mins

Derek starts work, but is upset when no one seems to show an interest in the novelties. Mavis is evasive to Rita over what he's doing and becomes extremely embarrassed when Derek forces Rita to stock his novelties at the Kabin. Audrey puts pressure on Alf to get Bet out the flat and Nigel calls at the Rovers on a survey. He tells Alec he knows all about his marital problems and is surprised to see Megan flaunt herself around in front of him. Alec fears that Bet has shopped him to the brewery and swears vengeance. Gail is pleased when mike gives her advice over a partnership in the café. Mike impresses Alma when he tells Gail she'd be a fool not to buy into the café.

30x46 7 June 1989

  • 1989-06-07T20:30:00+02:00 — 25 mins

Megan begins to get very annoyed when Alec keeps her from the bar. Alec goes to the Flying Horse to visit Bet, but when Marge tell him that Bet was sacked because she was unsuitable, Alec lays into her telling her that Bet is a lady not a trollop like herself. Alec tells Bet he believes that she was not unfaithful. After which they are reconciled and she tells him he can stay the night with her.

30x47 12 June 1989

  • 1989-06-12T20:30:00+02:00 — 25 mins

Bet refuses to return to the Rovers until Megan has left. Alec tells Megan she must leave and she accuses him of using her, but she agrees to take financial compensation and leaves. Jack and Vera however, are flabbergasted to discover Bet is back. Bet returns to the Rovers, she doesn't like the way she and Alec are being polite to each other, but Alec has a peace offering in the form of a delayed honeymoon. Deirdre tells Ken how stupid her committees are getting and they were thinking of inviting Batman and Prince Charles to open an abattoir but rejected them both. Gail returns to working in the café.

30x48 14 June 1989

  • 1989-06-14T20:30:00+02:00 — 25 mins

Jack discovers the Gilroy's are going on holiday at short notice. He realises he'll be in charge and plans to show the brewery how well he can run a pub. Meanwhile, Bet is buying new clothes for the holiday. As the Gilroy's leave for Spain, Jack is shocked to discover that Betty has returned to take charge. Phyllis is shocked when Gail tells her she can't return to the café, because they can't afford to pay her. Phyllis breaks down, feeling useless. Alma discovers the Roberts are Mike's friends and befriends them. Ken buys a trilby in order to question Deirdre about Council business. He knows about he closure of a day nursery and she tells him he can't print anything about he nursery as she's involved on the committee.

30x49 19 June 1989

  • 1989-06-19T20:30:00+02:00 — 25 mins

Curly decides to try his luck and asks Tina out but she rejects him. Tina urges Curly to go the banger racing so that she can watch Mark. Alma lays on a romantic meal, Mike toasts her with champagne and they both feed each other oysters. However, the evening is ruined when Alma gets sick, so Mike decides it may be best to leave and get an early night. Deirdre decides to stick it out instead of resigning. She attends a Planning Committee meeting, but Councillor Rafferty asks that Deirdre leave the meeting, calling her a mole. The committee backs him so Deirdre leaves, under protest. Committee secretary, Wendy Crozier, informs Ken that Deirdre left the meeting and gives him a copy of the minutes.

30x50 21 June 1989

  • 1989-06-21T20:30:00+02:00 — 25 mins

Deirdre discovers someone from the Planning Committee is the mole when Ken knows about her leaving the meeting. Deirdre is then shunned by all her Council friends and breaks down and Ken promises to vindicate her. Alma feels she can't face Mike, but is thrilled when he taker her out. She tries to encourage him to talk about her feelings. Mark tells Tina she's too old from him and then flirts with martin and is hurt when he tells her she's too brassy. Sally decides to tell Kevin she intends to have a time trial in the banger.

30x51 26 June 1989

  • 1989-06-26T20:30:00+02:00 — 25 mins

Ken urges Deirdre to attend the Town hall and hold her head up. Ken prints a story about how the Council have decided not to use the Community Centre as a hostel for homeless youths. He feels it vindicated Deirdre as she wasn't at the relevant committee meeting, but she isn't happy. Wendy on the other hand enjoys that fact that her leaks have been printed because, she hate the secrecy and corruption of the Council. Kevin tries to keep Sally from the time trials, but Sally demands her share of the banger as she's put her money into it. Also Sally threatens to take the wheels off the car unless he's allowed a time trial. Finally Alma discovers Mike has joined a golf club and she tells him she knows how to play also.

30x52 28 June 1989

  • 1989-06-28T20:30:00+02:00 — 25 mins

Kevin reminds Sally that she hasn't passed her driving test so she can't drive the banger. However, Sally feels that Kevin is trying to stall her getting her license. Mike and Alma spend the afternoon playing golf and after beating Mike at golf Alma takes him back to her flat. Rafferty tells Deirdre he's convinced she's not the mole and then Reynolds then asks her to find out who is the mole. Jack makes a play for Tina and she reminds him that he is married. Then in a strange turn of events, Tina shocks Jack by agreeing to go out with him.

30x54 5 July 1989

  • 1989-07-05T20:30:00+02:00 — 25 mins

Ken urges Deirdre to attend the Town hall and hold her head up. Ken prints a story about how the Council have decided not to use the Community Centre as a hostel for homeless youths. He feels it vindicated Deirdre as she wasn't at the relevant committee meeting, but she isn't happy. Wendy on the other hand enjoys that fact that her leaks have been printed because, she hate the secrecy and corruption of the Council. Kevin tries to keep Sally from the time trials, but Sally demands her share of the banger as she's put her money into it. Also Sally threatens to take the wheels off the car unless he's allowed a time trial. Finally Alma discovers Mike has joined a golf club and she tells him she knows how to play also.

30x55 10 July 1989

  • 1989-07-10T20:30:00+02:00 — 25 mins

Kevin reminds Sally that she hasn't passed her driving test so she can't drive the banger. However, Sally feels that Kevin is trying to stall her getting her license. Mike and Alma spend the afternoon playing golf and after beating Mike at golf Alma takes him back to her flat. Rafferty tells Deirdre he's convinced she's not the mole and then Reynolds then asks her to find out who is the mole. Jack makes a play for Tina and she reminds him that he is married. Then in a strange turn of events, Tina shocks Jack by agreeing to go out with him.

30x56 12 July 1989

  • 1989-07-12T20:30:00+02:00 — 25 mins

Jack accuses Tina of flirting with him and she tells him she's serious about going out with him. Tina then accuses Jack of chickening out of their date and he pretends to have a bad back to get the night off to take her out. Mike spends the night with Alma. She tells him she's interested in buying a flat in Weatherfield Quay and asks for his help. Ken tells Deirdre he wishes the could start again. When she promises not to tell anyone, Ken tells her his mole is Wendy Crozier.

30x57 17 July 1989

  • 1989-07-17T20:30:00+02:00 — 25 mins

Jack tells Vera he's taking the night off to join a snooker competition at the Legion and she lets him borrow the Nova. Jack then takes Tina to an expensive restaurant where she gets him to buy a bottle of champagne. Jack tries to seduce Tina in the car but she refuses to let him touch her, she thanks him for the meal and leaves. Vera discovers from Curly that Jack wasn't at the Legion, just as the Jack discovers that the Nova has run out of petrol and he doesn't have any money left to fill it up. Rafferty tells Deirdre he's suspected of being the mole. He tells her he's not carrying the can for Ken. She realises he might have to resign. Deirdre then refuses to go holiday with Ken when he refuses to clear Rafferty's name.

30x58 19 July 1989

  • 1989-07-19T20:30:00+02:00 — 25 mins

Jack convinces Vera that Curly was mistaken about not seeing him. Martin then tells Vera about Jack running out of petrol miles away from the Legion, which convinces her that Jack is a liar and must have another woman. Tina is starting to get upset as Jack starts leering at her. Ken refuses to tell Reynolds that Wendy is the mole as she'll be sacked. Deirdre tells Ken she won't tell Reynolds about Wendy if he promises never to see her again. Ken refuses, saying the Recorder feeds the family and has to be kept going. Deirdre then tells Reynolds that Rafferty is not the mole but that she doesn't know who is. She tells Wendy to stay away from Ken or his next headline will be her dismissal from the Town Hall. While Ken is having a meeting with Maurice Jones on a property development project, Rafterty bursts in to the meeting and goes for Ken.

30x59 24 July 1989

  • 1989-07-24T20:30:00+02:00 — 25 mins

Tina considers moving to another pub as jack continues to pester her. Jack tells her he doesn't care if Vera finds out about them, while Vera breaks down over Jack's other woman. Mike takes Dawn for lunch and she asks him to help her talk to Rita and make peace with her. Dawn tells Rita she feels partly responsible about what happened to her and Rita tells her she bears no grudge. Mike tells Dawn he wants to buy one of the Dockland flats. Unfortunately Alma sees them together and is very upset and finally the Barlow's go on holiday.

30x60 26 July 1989

  • 1989-07-26T20:30:00+02:00 — 25 mins

Mickey Lee calls on Don and tells him his dog sired the pups and he wants two of them. Ivy refuses to let Mickey take the pups. Tina threatens to hit Jack if he continues to pester her. Mike admits to Alma that he took Dawn out. Alma tells him she loves him but he tells her he's not after love. When Vera tells Jack no woman would be interested in him he tells her he took Tina out. Alma breaks down over being rejected by Mike. Mike assures Dawn he's free and single so she agrees to go out with him. Don sells Lucky and the pups to Mickey for £800. He gives the money to Ivy as the last of the money he owes her for bailing him out. She is thrilled. Vera tackles Tina about her going out with Jack. Tina tells her it was for a joke, causing Vera to go wild. She throws a pint at Tina, who ducks and Alec is drenched.

30x61 31 July 1989

  • 1989-07-31T20:30:00+02:00 — 25 mins

Kevin feels that Sally is taking her test too soon, but Mark gets roped into giving Sally last minute lessons in the car. Mark tells Sally that his car needs a new cylinder head so she won't be able to use it for her test. Vera attacks jack's trousers with scissors, slicing them up. The Brennan's and Tilsley's have a picnic, but Nicky proves to be a handful. Nicky misses his Dad and is rude to Don. Ivy feels it's Gail's fault that Nicky is playing up.

30x62 2 August 1989

  • 1989-08-02T20:30:00+02:00 — 25 mins

Sally is upset as Mark and Kevin are too busy to work on the car. Audrey takes Alf's Volvo so Sally can use it for her test. She doesn't tell Alf who thinks the car has been stolen. Alf reports the theft to the police. The police stop Sally during her driving test and ask her about the car. Sally then passes her test when Audrey explains the car is hers and then insists that she can now drive the banger. Dawn finds out hat Maurice owns pockets of land all over Weatherfield, which interests Mike considerably. Mike tells Maurice he knows that he owns a lot of land and Maurice tells Mike he want to build houses on the factory site. Mike is stunned to discover Maurice owns the land behind the factory.

30x63 7 August 1989

  • 1989-08-07T20:30:00+02:00 — 25 mins

Vera worries that Jack is going to be sacked. He returns to the Rovers wearing Don's trousers, which don't fit him. Nicky causes trouble at the café by kicking the fruit machine. Gail is impressed when martin takes Nicky of for the day to play golf and Nicky himself, has a great time. Maurice shows Mike a map of his plans and Mike agrees with Maurice about bringing in a valuer to assess a price. Dawn finds out that Maurice has bought the Community Centre and Mike tells him this means the price will have to go up.

30x64 9 August 1989

  • 1989-08-09T20:30:00+02:00 — 25 mins

Ivy is suspicious when Mike puts a ban on overtime at the factory, but when a valuer looks at the factory, Mike tells the workers he is an insurance agent. Emily takes a phone call from a man confirming that Mike wants to cancel buying the new sewing machines. She then interrupts Mike and Dawn's romantic evening, accusing Mike of running the factory down with a view to selling it. He asks her to keep the news from the girls, but she refuses to lie for him. Gail worries that Nicky is bothering Martin too much, but Martin tells her he doesn't mind and invites him to join them at the banger racing. Sally is annoyed when Kevin and Mark refuse to let her near the banger at the race track. Kevin however, comes 5th in the race and Sally is furious to discover there was a ladies race which Kevin hadn't told her about. In her revenge, Sally drives the trailer home leaving Kevin and Mark stranded.

30x65 14 August 1989

  • 1989-08-14T20:30:00+02:00 — 25 mins

Mike asks Emily not to tell the workforce about the offer on the factory, but decides to sell the factory if his accountant advises it. Emily is upset when the workers accuse her of keeping them in the dark over Mike's plans and she tells Deirdre about the factory sale. Deirdre makes Ken promise not to print any more council exposes and tells Ken about Mike's plans to sell the factory. Don tackles Mike about his mysterious plans and Ivy is upset when they start to argue. Alma plans another date with Terry and asks Audrey to make up the foursome again. Curly fails to get a job and The Barlows return from Holiday.

30x66 16 August 1989

  • 1989-08-16T20:30:00+02:00 — 25 mins

Audrey gets Alf to go to a function so she can go out with Alma and the men. While Alma and Terry enjoy their date, Audrey worries about getting home before Alf. Emily pushes Mike to speak to the worker. He tells them their jobs are safe as he and Maurice haggle over the price of the factory. Deirdre is cool towards Wendy when she bumps into her at the Town Hall, but Deirdre guesses that Ken has been talking to Wendy again when he knows all about Maurice's plans. Gail has trouble settling Nicky down for the night and is forced to ask Martin to help. Gail is worn out after coping with Nicky and Martin comforts her with a kiss, which becomes passionate.

30x67 21 August 1989

  • 1989-08-21T20:30:00+02:00 — 25 mins

Deirdre is summoned to the Town Hall where Reynolds accuses her of telling Ken about Maurice's plans. Deirdre fights back telling him that Wendy is the mole much to Ken's surprise. Audrey decides its too dangerous seeing Dave Sparks and tells Alma she's going on no more dates. Jenny gets her 'A' level results, failing biology, which causes her to rethink her future and Martin takes Nicky swimming, even though he and Gail are embarrassed by their passionate kiss.

30x68 23 August 1989

  • 1989-08-23T20:30:00+02:00 — 25 mins

Audrey is horrified when Dave turns up at the shop selling diet food. He doesn't let on to Alf that he knows Audrey which comes as a huge relief to her. Rita throws a party to celebrate jenny's exam results, but Martin leaves the party early to call on Gail. He tells her he wants a relationship with her, but Gail tells him that it won't be that easy. Ken accuses Deirdre of putting Wendy's job on the line. However, he tells Wendy that he will stand by her whatever happens.

30x69 28 August 1989

  • 1989-08-28T20:30:00+02:00 — 25 mins

Sally is determined to drive the banger and persuades Mark to take her on some practice runs in the car. Gail is dismayed when Alma gets Martin to stand in at the café whilst she goes shopping. Martin however, enjoys working with Gail after hours and turns up at the house kisses her and tells her that he wants her. Mike and Maurice complete the sale and Mike tells Emily he no longer owns the factory. Mike then tells the workers he has sold the factory. Vera is pleased that they will have a new boss, but Ivy is unhappy about the sale and fears she will lose her job.

30x70 30 August 1989

  • 1989-08-30T20:30:00+02:00 — 25 mins

Gail and Martin spend the night together and in the morning he leaves early causing Gail to feel as though she were a one night stand. The factory girls find the gates are locked and Maurice tells them the factory is closed and that he is knocking it down. Ivy tries to contact Mike, but Mike has moved out of his flat and into No. 6 Quebec House, Weatherfield Docks. He tells Ivy and Vera that he sold the factory and that now the blame and responsibility lies with Maurice. Kevin watches Sally practising with Mark on the race trace. She gets fed up waiting for Mark when he chats a girl up and drives the car on her own, it goes out of control and crashes.

30x71 4 September 1989

  • 1989-09-04T20:30:00+02:00 — 25 mins

Kevin blames Mark for Sally' accident as she recovers in hospital with a broken ankle. Sally however insists that the car was faulty before the crash. Ken accuses Deirdre of spending too much time at the Town Hall and letting Tracy down. He then goes on to inform her that Wendy has been sacked for gross misconduct. Ken apologies to Wendy for Deirdre's behaviour and offers her a job at the Recorder. Gail fears that Martin thinks upon her as a conquest, but Martin convinces Gail that he's serious about her and they decide to keep their relationship a secret. Martin then stands Jenny up to take Nicky to the park.

30x72 6 September 1989

  • 1989-09-06T20:30:00+02:00 — 25 mins

Jenny is jealous that Martin is spending all his time with Gail. Mark discovers that the differential on the banger had seized and Sally returns home on crutches. Deirdre is annoyed to find Wendy at the Recorder office and is furious that Ken is having anything to do with Wendy.

30x73 11 September 1989

  • 1989-09-11T20:30:00+02:00 — 25 mins

Sally returns to the shop, but Elsie Seddon calls and is annoyed to see her working. Ken tries to explain to Deirdre why he has offered Wendy a job. Deirdre doesn't want to hear it, but Tracy tells her she is being unreasonable. Martin takes Gail for a romantic day in the country and Nicky tells Ivy that Martin spends the nights with Gail.

30x74 13 September 1989

  • 1989-09-13T20:30:00+02:00 — 25 mins

Ivy is convinced Martin is carrying on with Gail, but Don reckons she's imagining things. Gail worries that Martin is getting too keen on her and Martin tells Don that whatever's going on between him and Gail is none of his concern. Derek fears that someone is moving in on his territory and tackles his competitor, but Bernie Bagshaw seems unperturbed about trespassing. Vera and Ivy go after the same job at Brown's textiles.

30x75 18 September 1989

  • 1989-09-18T20:30:00+02:00 — 25 mins

Derek becomes obsessed with his rival when he finds Bernie trying to sell his wares in the Kabin and fights him off. Gail is upset when Martin tells her Don has guessed their secret, but Gail doesn't care what people think about her. Audrey is stunned when Ivy tells her about Gail and Martin's affair. However, Audrey is happy is Gail is happy, but Ivy fears she is the only one to oppose Gail's affair. Emily gets the keys to the factory off Percy to get her personal effects out of her office, while Vera and Josie enter the factory and take material and the clocking in clock as a momento. Ivy and Vera demand compensation from Mike, but he tells them its nothing to do with him.

30x76 20 September 1989

  • 1989-09-20T20:30:00+02:00 — 25 mins

The bulldozers move in and start to demolish the factory and the Community Centre. Kevin and Sally don't like Elsie Seddon living with them as she keeps hinting about babies. Gail surprises Audrey and Ivy by cornering them and telling them her affair with Martin is nothing to do with either of them. Gail accuses Ivy of blaming her for Brian's death. Ivy thinks her carrying on will have a bad effect on the children. Jenny makes arrangements to go to Manchester Poly rather than Brighton as she feels Rita needs her. Percy is sad to see the Centre flattened. Elsie tells the Websters she's returning to Scarborough. Ivy belts Martin round the head in the Rovers. The police tell Rita that Alan's trial is coming up.

30x77 25 September 1989

  • 1989-09-25T19:30:00+01:00 — 25 mins

Vera urges Ken to do a story on Mike selling his workers, in addition to joining the factory girls for a trip down to the Department of Employment looking for compensation. They are told Maurice is responsible for their redundancy payments. Ken interviews Mike over the factory sell off and Mike is happy to pose for a photo, sucking a cigar. Gail is furious to hear that Ivy hit Martin and she tells Ivy to keep away from her and the children.

30x78 27 September 1989

  • 1989-09-27T19:30:00+01:00 — 25 mins

Emily goes on to the building site and when she is told that Jones is not there she says she'll wait. When he finally arrives he tries to fob her off, but he does finally talk to her and refuses to take responsibility for redundancy money and the girls are disappointed and they come to a decision to implement stage two. Jenny is still worried about her dad and both Audrey then Alf drop round to warn her that the trial will not be plain sailing. Audrey takes Ivy's side against Gail and Martin but Gail says their relationship will go on.

30x79 2 October 1989

  • 1989-10-02T19:30:00+01:00 — 25 mins

Gail is cross with Martin for answering her phone but they make-up later. Deirdre sides with the factory girls and joins them when they have a sit-in on the site. Ken doesn't send a photographer but the Gazette does. Martin and Gail go public and meet in the Rovers and bump into Ivy. She doesn't take Vera's comments well. The factory girls take it in turns to guard the building site and Martin seems to have brought over his slippers.

30x80 4 October 1989

  • 1989-10-04T19:30:00+01:00 — 25 mins

The Gazette jumps on board and backs the girls in their fight with the factory and Jones accuses Deirdre of being a left wing busy body. Maurice threatens to break the Recorder if Ken doesn't get Deirdre off his back. Ken refuses and advises Deirdre to try the D of E. Gail fears that Martin is becoming over-enthusiastic about their affair. However, she decides to move Martin in Sarah Louise's room for appearances sake just when Nicky comes down with the mumps.

30x81 9 October 1989

  • 1989-10-09T19:30:00+01:00 — 25 mins

Ken celebrates his 50th birthday, but Wendy feels sorry for Ken as Deirdre forgets his birthday. She lays on a meal for him. Deirdre on the other hand makes Ken a surprise birthday meal but he doesn't return. Ken and Wendy get to know each other better and when he kisses her she doesn't stop him, but when Ken returns home to find the table laid for his surprise party, however, Deirdre has gone to bed. Martin tries to persuade Gail to attend the Webster's party but she fears she'll feel too old, but in the end she is persuaded to go. Martin gets drunk at the party and declares his love for Gail loudly in the Street, in front of Ivy. The factory girls celebrate because Maurice offers to pay the redundancies.

30x82 11 October 1989

  • 1989-10-11T19:30:00+01:00 — 25 mins

Ken tells Deirdre that he had to work late and she accepts his apology. Wendy suggests that she leaves the Recorder, but Ken tells her there's no need because he wants to be with her and she readily aggrees. In the end Wendy decides to leave the Recorder and when Ken breaks the news to Deirdre, she is delighted. Martin comes down with the mumps and Rita fears the trial.

30x83 16 October 1989

  • 1989-10-16T19:30:00+01:00 — 25 mins

Gail can't work as she has to look after Nicky and Martin. Rita is horrified that Martin won't be able to give evidence against Alan because of his mumps. He is too sick to go home and is stuck at Gail's. Ivy worries about Nicky's health and calls round as she things Martin and Gail have split. She is furious to find Martin at the house. Rita finally breaks down at the thought of sending Jenny's Dad to prison, while Ken and Wendy make love in the afternoon.

30x84 18 October 1989

  • 1989-10-18T19:30:00+01:00 — 25 mins

Crichton worries that Rita will crumble on the stand, but Rita appears vindictive and is determined to see Alan go down. Alan pleads guilty to the charges of deception and actual bodily harm. Rita and Jenny are relieved they won't have to give evidence as Alan has pleaded guilty. Jenny however, is upset when Alan gets 2 years, but Rita is furious it won't be longer. She is stunned to learn that he's served enough of his time and has been released to walk free from the court. Gail goes back to the café as Ivy looks after the children. She refuses to look after Martin, which makes it hard for Martin to have Ivy in the house. Mike shows Audrey round his new flat. She loves it and arranges to bring Alf to dinner.

30x85 20 October 1989

  • 1989-10-20T19:30:00+01:00 — 25 mins

Rita fears that Alan will come after her and locks herself in the house, but when Rita opens the door, thinking it is someone else, she is surprised to see Alan. Ivy is forced to involve Martin in her nursing when Nicky demands to play with him. Martin reassures Ivy that he won't try to step into Brian's shoes. She is impressed by the way he handles Nicky. Deirdre surprises Ken with a picnic at the Recorder office but he's arranged to see Wendy and has to get rid of her. The Roberts are entertained by Mike and Dawn. Audrey wants to buy one of the dockland flats but Alf isn't interested.

30x86 23 October 1989

  • 1989-10-23T19:30:00+01:00 — 25 mins

Rita is paralysed with shock at seeing Alan. He enters the house despite her telling him to go away. Alan tells Rita he wants to see Jenny, but she is out. Rita is in tears as his presence threatens her. Alan has a row with Rita and calls her vindictive. Bet arrives to see Rita and Alan leaves via the back door. Rita breaks down and is comforted by Bet. Alan tells Jenny he wants to stay around her and needs her love. Jenny then tells Rita that she's being over dramatic about Alan's visit. Audrey tells Dawn she'll persuade Alf to buy a flat, but Alf refuses to buy a dockland flat. Alf is horrified to discover Audrey knows how much money he has in the building society. Curly lands the job of assistant manager (trainee) at Bettabuy Supermarket.

30x87 25 October 1989

  • 1989-10-25T19:30:00+01:00 — 25 mins

Mavis is upset when Alan calls at the Kabin and has to pretend Derek is upstairs. Alan asks Mike to go into business with him, putting money up for a security business. Mike tells him he's not interested. Alan gets nasty when he discovers Dawn is Mike's girlfriend. Jenny is then upset to hear Mike talking to Rita about Alan's nastiness and tells them they have got Alan all wrong. Curly starts work at Bettabuy and is taught the ropes by Reg Holdsworth, while Kimberley Taylor falls for Curly. However, Curly is dismayed when Jack asks him to get Vera a job at the supermarket. Alf is shocked when Audrey calls in an estate agent to have the house valued. It is valued at £25,000, Alf is confident that the asking price won't be offered and No. 11 goes up for sale.

30x88 27 October 1989

  • 1989-10-27T19:30:00+01:00 — 25 mins

Curly enjoys his new found authority. He is shocked when Vera sees Reg for a job and uses Curly as a reference. Reg gives Vera the job and Curly fears she'll be no good and he'll be responsible. Alan moves into a bedsit at 31 Redford Street and tries to interest Maurice in backing an alarm business. However, Maurice is not interested. Dawn tells Audrey the docklands are starting a new phase. Audrey is keen to buy one of the flats. She shows the McDonalds round the house and Alf is horrified when they agree to buy it.

30x89 30 October 1989

  • 1989-10-30T20:30:00+01:00 — 25 mins

Alf has a dizzy turn at the thought of selling No. 11 and goes to the doctor. The doctor advises Alf to go on a diet and tells him buying a new flat will do him good as he could walk to work. Alf accuses Dawn of pushing Audrey into buying a flat. She flees after he gives her a mouthful. Vera starts work at Bettabuy under Curly's management. Vera gets into trouble at work when she breaks the store detectives cover. Curly has to get Vera to tone down her make-up. She turns on him for siding with Renee the store detectective against her. Alan is forced to take a labouring job at the building site. Rita decides to hibernate at home and is horrified to see Alan working on the building site opposite her house.

30x90 1 November 1989

  • 1989-11-01T20:30:00+01:00 — 25 mins

Audrey asks Dawn to hang on to the flat until she's convinced Alf. Rita gets a letter from Alan wanting settlement for the videos. Audrey is upset as Alf stalls over the house buying, He says he's definitely not buying the flat. The McDonalds are annoyed when Alf cancels the sale but Audrey tells them to take no notice. Rita tells Alan she's not going to give him any money. Vera tells Curly that Kimberley fancies him. Audrey tells Alf she's leaving No. 11 with or without him and someone breaks into the Kabin at night.

30x93 8 November 1989

  • 1989-11-08T20:30:00+01:00 — 25 mins

Jenny tells Rita she's being obsessed with Alan. The site workers give Tina the run-around. Alec asks her to be nice to them as he doesn't want to lose their custom. Vera invites Kimberley to tea as a surprise for Curly. Jack, in an attempt to ensure that Curly doesn't get trapped in a relationshop, tells her about Curly's past with Shirley. Eddie apologises to Tina in the Rovers but when Kevin arrives, the site workers suddenly turn on him and a fight starts. Kevin is thrown across a table and Curly is thumped in the eye.

30x106 8 December 1989

  • 1989-12-08T20:30:00+01:00 — 25 mins

Det. Sgt. Crichton calls off the search for Rita. Bet waits at The Strand Hotel for Rita to return. Alec tells Jenny that Rita is alive and she insists that he tells Alan. Alan is outraged to discover Rita is in Blackpool and gets the hotel address off a gullible Alec. Mr Lotterby, the Roberts' solicitor tells them there's nothing he can do; they're homeless. Alf moves Audrey into the shop flat despite her protests. Alan drives to The Strand Hotel in Blackpool to take Rita home and produce her to all the people who have suspected him of murder. He finds Bet in her room and demands to know where Rita is. A terrified Bet rows with him. He bumps into Rita outside, she remembers everything when she sees him and tries to run away from him. She dashes through the traffic, he follows and is hit by a tram and killed instantly. Bet comforts a sobbing and distraught Rita as she collapses to the ground.

30x112 22 December 1989

  • 1989-12-22T20:30:00+01:00 — 25 mins

Derek is off to his office party. Sally invites Jenny for Christmas but she refuses and when Rita phones her she puts the phone down on her. Mike asks Alma to spend Christmas with him but she refuses. A very drunken Derek, dressed as Santa Claus, gets locked in the Novelty Warehouse. Vera and Jack forgive Curly and Jack invites him for a drink at the Legion. On the way back Jack is convinced that he has seen Santa Claus on the roof - in reality, Derek trying to get out. A sing-song in the Rovers is led by Percy but Mavis is purse-lipped as Derek is still missing. Ken finally arrives home and reveals to Deirdre he is having an affair with Wendy Crozier.

30x120 20 September 1989

  • 1989-09-20T20:30:00+02:00 — 25 mins

The bulldozers move in and start to demolish the factory and the Community Centre. Kevin and Sally don't like Elsie Seddon living with them as she keeps hinting about babies. Gail surprises Audrey and Ivy by cornering them and telling them her affair with Martin is nothing to do with either of them. Gail accuses Ivy of blaming her for Brian's death. Ivy thinks her carrying on will have a bad effect on the children. Jenny makes arrangements to go to Manchester Poly rather than Brighton as she feels Rita needs her. Percy is sad to see the Centre flattened. Elsie tells the Websters she's returning to Scarborough. Ivy belts Martin round the head in the Rovers. The police tell Rita that Alan's trial is coming up.

30x130 8 November 1989

  • 1989-11-08T20:30:00+01:00 — 25 mins

Jenny tells Rita she's being obsessed with Alan. The site workers give Tina the run-around. Alec asks her to be nice to them as he doesn't want to lose their custom. Vera invites Kimberley to tea as a surprise for Curly. Jack, in an attempt to ensure that Curly doesn't get trapped in a relationshop, tells her about Curly's past with Shirley. Eddie apologises to Tina in the Rovers but when Kevin arrives, the site workers suddenly turn on him and a fight starts. Kevin is thrown across a table and Curly is thumped in the eye.

30x140 8 December 1989

  • 1989-12-08T20:30:00+01:00 — 25 mins

Det. Sgt. Crichton calls off the search for Rita. Bet waits at The Strand Hotel for Rita to return. Alec tells Jenny that Rita is alive and she insists that he tells Alan. Alan is outraged to discover Rita is in Blackpool and gets the hotel address off a gullible Alec. Mr Lotterby, the Roberts' solicitor tells them there's nothing he can do; they're homeless. Alf moves Audrey into the shop flat despite her protests. Alan drives to The Strand Hotel in Blackpool to take Rita home and produce her to all the people who have suspected him of murder. He finds Bet in her room and demands to know where Rita is. A terrified Bet rows with him. He bumps into Rita outside, she remembers everything when she sees him and tries to run away from him. She dashes through the traffic, he follows and is hit by a tram and killed instantly. Bet comforts a sobbing and distraught Rita as she collapses to the ground.

30x150 22 December 1989

  • 1989-12-22T20:30:00+01:00 — 25 mins

Derek is off to his office party. Sally invites Jenny for Christmas but she refuses and when Rita phones her she puts the phone down on her. Mike asks Alma to spend Christmas with him but she refuses. A very drunken Derek, dressed as Santa Claus, gets locked in the Novelty Warehouse. Vera and Jack forgive Curly and Jack invites him for a drink at the Legion. On the way back Jack is convinced that he has seen Santa Claus on the roof - in reality, Derek trying to get out. A sing-song in the Rovers is led by Percy but Mavis is purse-lipped as Derek is still missing. Ken finally arrives home and reveals to Deirdre he is having an affair with Wendy Crozier.

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