Coronation Street - Season 28

Tuesday 7:30 PM on ITV Premiered Dec 09, 1960 In Season


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  • Wed 30 Dec, 1987
    Wed 30 Dec, 1987
    Episode 105
    Alec and Bet glare at each other all day and the atmosphere drives customers away. The Websters tease Curly about his feelings for Shirley. Jenny is thrilled when Patric phones to say he's coming over. Mike is amused to hear Alec thinks he's been having an affair with Bet. Mavis finds Derek in his bed sit. She feels sorry for him having had a miserable Christmas. Gary asks Jenny out but she tells him she doesn't fancy him - she just got carried away at the party. Gary is annoyed. Derek tells Mavis that he heard there was a stationery outlet going in Cornwall so he went down for Christmas. He explains that using his knowledge of tax fiddles he blackmailed Angela's father into giving him a generous settlement and used the money to buy the outlet. Mavis is furious that he didn't contact her. She tells him she's getting out of his life once and for all. Shirley thanks Curly for walking her home. Alec apologises to Bet, weary of not talking to her. She softens when he admits he can't believe his luck; being married to her. Lisa tells Jenny she can't wait to have a little chat with Patric.moreless
  • Mon 28 Dec, 1987
    Mon 28 Dec, 1987
    Episode 104
    Alec sleeps in the spare room, accusing Bet of flirting with Mike. She tells him her relationship with Mike is well in the past. Mavis worries as she hasn't heard from Derek. She contacts Edith but she hasn't seen him. Kevin clears No.13 of Hilda's furniture and agrees to hold a party in the empty house. Bet is upset when Alec asks her how he's to know which of their customers she's slept with. Mavis learns that Derek hasn't been at his bedsit since before Christmas. She fears something awful's happened. Jenny takes off Patric's ring and goes to the Websters' party. She is pleased when Gary dumps Lisa and makes a play for her. She encourages him. Shirley and Curly become close at the party and he walks her home. Lisa is horrified to find Jenny kissing Gary. She calls Jenny a bitch.moreless
  • Fri 25 Dec, 1987
    Fri 25 Dec, 1987
    Episode 103
    Christmas Day: HILDA: "I've come in here more times than I care to remember. Cold. Wet. Bone tired. Not a penny in me purse. And seeing them ducks and that muriel... well they've kept me hand away from gas tap. And that's a fact." The Bradleys are depressed as they have to spend Christmas with Mavis. Audrey gets out of doing any cooking or washing up, letting Ivy and Gail do everything. The Websters spend Christmas with Hilda who is sentimental about leaving No.13. She agrees to sell the house to them. Mavis gets drunk and maudlin. She likens herself and Derek to Edward and Mrs Simpson. Don enjoys meeting Ivy's family. Hilda is stunned when all the residents throw a surprise farewell party for her in the Rovers. Lisa Woods and her boyfriend Gary Grimshaw bring Jenny out of herself by taking her to a party. Hilda innocently tells Alec that Bet once lived with Mike. Bet presents Hilda with some heated rollers as a present from the Street residents and Hilda leads everyone in singing 'Wish Me Luck as You Wave Me Goodbye'...moreless
  • Wed 23 Dec, 1987
    Wed 23 Dec, 1987
    Episode 102
    Alec is put out when Bet has secret talks with Mike. Bet tells Alec that they're planning a good send off for Hilda but Alec is certain there's more to it. Sally tells Kevin she wants No. 13 and asks him to buy it from Hilda. Kevin isn't keen to have a mortgage. Fearing Mavis is going to confront Angela, Derek makes the ultimate sacrifice and tells Angela he won't contest the divorce, losing his job, car and pension but Mavis' name will be kept out of the divorce. Mavis is delighted. Audrey works on Brian and gets him to get Ivy to invite the Roberts to Christmas dinner. Ivy feels put on but agrees. Patric contacts Jenny and tells her he can't come for Christmas, she is devastated.moreless
  • Mon 21 Dec, 1987
    Mon 21 Dec, 1987
    Episode 101
    Hilda tells Bet she doesn't want her job back. She knows noone needs her anymore and is no use to anyone. Mrs Lowther's sister calls on Hilda and asks her to visit Dr Lowther with her as he wants to see her. Audrey doesn't like the way Ivy is going to have the grand children for Christmas. Mavis is outraged when Derek suggests that as they're being cast as lovers they may as well be. She refuses to lose her self respect, although Rita is impressed. Hilda visits Dr Lowther in Hartington. He asks her to keep house for him and live in a flat attached to the cottage. She agrees. She tells Sally she'll be taking good memories with her and leaving bad ones behind.moreless
  • Wed 16 Dec, 1987
    Wed 16 Dec, 1987
    Episode 100
    Hilda locks herself away with Rommel, refusing to answer the door to anyone. Mavis is distraught that she's involved in a divorce case. She hates the idea of being branded a scarlet woman. Amy startles Sam by telling him he's gorgeous. He decides she may be worth pursuing. Hilda visits Stan's grave. Derek leaves Angela and moves into a bed-sit in Withington. He tells Mavis that Angela knows he spent the night in the Kabin flat. Hilda builds up courage and drinks in the Rovers.moreless
  • Mon 14 Dec, 1987
    Mon 14 Dec, 1987
    Episode 99
    Jack tries to get Hilda to return to work and is stunned when she tells him that she doesn't think she will ever return. Ivy invites Don to have his Christmas dinner with her as she's going to have to cook for the Tilsleys. Don tells her he feels lonely as his girls are married and his son's in France. Hilda gets Kevin to put new bolts and locks on her doors. Percy is upset when Amy keeps accusing him of being lecherous and undressing her with his eyes. Derek is outraged to discover the mystery man is a detective Angela has hired to follow him. He tells Mavis that Angela is suing him for divorce, on the grounds of adultery and citing Mavis as co-respondent.moreless
  • Wed 9 Dec, 1987
    Wed 9 Dec, 1987
    Episode 98
    Not knowing where she is going to be working, Jack is delighted that Amy has got a job as he thinks it will get her out of his way for a bit. Derek convinces himself that Angela hasn't got a boyfriend but has been seeing her brother Donald. Jack is horrified to find Amy working at the Rovers. Derek is distraught when Mavis points out the mystery man to him whilst they're in the Rovers together; it isn't Donald. He talks Mavis into following the man in Rita's car. Hilda is dispirited and doesn't want to leave the house. She is relieved to hear the police have captured both the youths. She is upset to discover she knows one of their gran's. Mavis tells Derek that she followed the man and he was obviously following Derek.moreless
  • Mon 7 Dec, 1987
    Mon 7 Dec, 1987
    Episode 97
    Hilda returns home. The Websters look after her and Mike offers her her job back. Mavis has a panic attack when Angela's boyfriend shops at the Kabin. She fears he's traced her and wants to silence her. Alec presses Hilda to return to the Rovers but she doesn't think she's up to it. Gloria refuses to clean anymore. Hilda doesn't feel that her ordeal has ended. Derek is astonished when Mavis tells him Angela's boy friend has called. Rita can't believe it when Derek agrees with Mavis that he might be out to silence her. Rita tells Derek he has to get Mavis out of the mess and he has to stand up to Angela. Derek promises to confront Angela with his suspicions. Amy tells Vera that she's been taken on as cleaner at the Rovers.moreless
  • Wed 2 Dec, 1987
    Wed 2 Dec, 1987
    Episode 96
    Alec tells Bet he doesn't like seeing her in an apron cleaning the pub whilst Hilda's in hospital. Jack realises he's trapped as he doesn't want to move out. Jenny is thrilled that Patric is coming to stay for Christmas. Jack suggests to Amy that she needs a part time job to get her out of the house. Derek follows Angela to a pub in Worsley, he summons Mavis as he is certain Angela is with a man. Hilda comforts Dr Lowther, telling him Joan knew how much he loved her. He tells her he's going ahead with the move. She is said when he says goodbye. Mavis is horrified when Derek asks her to spy on Angela at the pub as Angela's never seen her. Mavis confirms that Angela is with a man. Derek is furious. Vera tells Jack he's a rat for trying to send Amy out to work and accuses him of just being after the money. She forces him to sleep on the sofa. Hilda doesn't want to leave hospital as she feels she has nothing to go home for.moreless
  • Mon 30 Nov, 1987
    Mon 30 Nov, 1987
    Episode 95
    Still in hospital, Hilda is very down and depressed at the thought of Mrs Lowther's funeral. Everyone tells her she has to think of her self now. Alec returns from Germany. Hilda is delighted when Eddie Yeats visits her. He cheers her up and makes her laugh again. He apologiss for not keeping in touch but tells her he always thinks of her. Vera is upset that Jack and Amy don't get on. Mavis tells Derek she doesn't believe he'll ever change; he moans about Angela but is too afraid of losing his job and pension to leave her. He tells her she's wrong; Angela is seeing another man. He tells her all he needs is proof and then he can be rid of her but keep his job. He tells Mavis that he needs her help. Amy tells Vera she has no intention of staying where she's not wanted. Vera refuses to throw her into the street and pleads with Jack to give her another chance. When he refuses she tells him he'll have to go.moreless
  • Wed 25 Nov, 1987
    Wed 25 Nov, 1987
    Episode 94
    Dr Lowther breaks down when the doctors tell him Joan has died. Mavis hardly sleeps knowing Derek is only the other side of the door. He tells her he has to face Angela like a man and not rely on notes. Hilda regains consciousness. Derek returns home to find Angela hasn't read the note. He has second thoughts and decides it would be stupid to leave - he has too much to lose work wise. He tells Mavis he's returning to Angela. Mavis is devastated. Jack threatens to leave home if Vera doesn't get rid of Amy. Kevin is forced to break the news to Hilda that Joan Lowther is dead. Hilda is heartbroken.moreless
  • Mon 23 Nov, 1987
    Mon 23 Nov, 1987
    Episode 93
    Dr Lowther discovers Hilda and his wife battered on floor. They are both taken to Casualty and later Hilda is put in Intensive Care. Kevin and Sally learn of the news and visit the hospital. Bet is informed of the attack and she decides to visit Hilda. Derek turns up at Mavis' flat and tells her that his marriage to Angela is over - he has left her a note and left her.moreless
  • Wed 18 Nov, 1987
    Wed 18 Nov, 1987
    Episode 92
    Amy is nagging Jack about having a pigeon in the house. Because Mike's phone has been off the hook, Emily and Ivy call round to sort out some business. Susan phones to say that she needs a folder from the flat - Ken insists on going to get it. Vera tells Amy not to leave her bag around when Jack's about. Ken and Mike have an argument over Susan. While Hilda and Mrs. Lowther are packing, they are viscously attacked by burglars.moreless
  • Mon 16 Nov, 1987
    Mon 16 Nov, 1987
    Episode 91
    Mike licks his wounds. When Hilda tries to help he accuses her of interfering and sacks her. Amy Burton moves into No. 9. JACK: (about Amy): "If she lived in India, she'd be sacred. She's like Boris Karloff after a busy night at the graveyard." Deirdre feels sorry for Mike and visits him to try and help. He feels nothing matters anymore. Jack tries to get Amy to see she doesn't want to lose her independence and move away from Rusholme but she tells him she intends to stay at No. 9 until she dies. Hilda helps the Lowthers pack away their belongings. She is sad that she'll never polish the fine furniture again. Joan Lowther presents her with some expensive outfits she no longer wants. Ken is annoyed that Deirdre has tried to help Mike. He tells her Mike is nothing to do with them anymore.moreless
  • Wed 11 Nov, 1987
    Wed 11 Nov, 1987
    Episode 90
    Susan stays the night at No. 1. Ken doesn't know how to treat her. She wants time before seeing Mike but Mike hears she's back and calls at No. 1. Susan is forced to face him. Susan calmly tells Mike she's had an abortion, there were no complications and she did it deliberately. He calls her a murdering bitch. Jack redecorates the bedroom. Mike tells Susan she had no right to kill his child. He tells her she can't be normal. She tells him she married him because she loved him and she thought he'd make life exciting and help her develop as a person. She admits she's never wanted children. He tells her she's killed their marriage. Nurse Wendy Farmer answers Jack's advertisment. Mike turns to drink. Susan leaves Mike and returns to Newcastle. Ken is upset to see her go. He tells her he doesn't approve but he respects her right to do what she did. She tells him she should have listened to him in the first place and never married Mike. Vera tells Jack that Wendy can't have the room - her mother is having it. He is horrified.moreless
  • Mon 9 Nov, 1987
    Mon 9 Nov, 1987
    Episode 89
    Jack tells Vera she's right; they should have a lodger. Hilda is depressed to hear the Lowthers are retiring to Hartington. Jack suggests to Gloria that she becomes the Duckworths' lodger but she is horrified at the thought. Vera enjoys seeing Jack lusting at the prospect of a young female lodger as she's planning to move her mother in. Bet is surprised to find she's missing Alec. Susan returns to Weatherfield but calls on the Barlows instead of going home. She tells them she's been to London and had an abortion.moreless
  • Wed 4 Nov, 1987
    Wed 4 Nov, 1987
    Episode 88
    Vera suggests to Jack that they decorate the back bedroom and bring in a lodger. Susan tells Mike she's frightened and doesn't want to live in the country. Jack is against having a lodger. Mike is puzzled when Susan tells him she needs some space and wants to get away for a while. Mavis goes to court but isn't allowed to serve on the jury as the defence council objected to her. She doesn't know why he objected and takes it personally. Mike tells Deirdre he's worried about Susan's state of mind. He tries to stop Susan but she goes to Newcastle. Alec goes to Germany. Jack accuses Vera of wanting to have a man in the house and is surprised when she tells him she wants a female lodger.moreless
  • Mon 2 Nov, 1987
    Mon 2 Nov, 1987
    Episode 87
    Mavis panics when she is ordered up for jury service. Vera worries about her mother Amy's health. Mike drives Susan into Derbyshire and shows her an isolated farm cottage, telling her he's going to buy it so their child can grow up in the country. They go around the house but Susan isn't keen. Vera doesn't like the thought of Amy living on her own. Percy tells Mavis horror stories about jury service. She dreads it and gets drunk. Susan tells Deirdre all Mike wants is a nursery maid. She realises she's going to be stuck in Glossop all day changing nappies.moreless
  • Wed 28 Oct, 1987
    Wed 28 Oct, 1987
    Episode 86
    Martin's Dad gets him a job interview at the printing works where he works. He doesn't want the job. Deirdre gives Ken a report she has written on the conference for him to print in the Recorder. Alec is given the job of assembling a troupe to entertain the British Army in Germany. Ken finds Deirdre's report tedious and egotistical. Alec asks Betty to put more salt in her hot pot to make the customers thirsty. She refuses to change her recipe. The doctor tells Susan she's definitely pregnant. Mike celebrates. Deirdre is enraged to read letters criticising her council trip on the ratepayers money. She asks Ken how he could criticise her so publicly. He tells her he knows she was never picked to go on the trip but volunteered. He refuses to print her article, telling her it's boring. Alec tells Bet he's going to have to go with the troupe to Germany. She is annoyed that she's going to be stuck in the Rovers. Deirdre tells Ken she didn't tell him she volunteered as she knew he'd have been horrid about it. He assures her he's proud of her. Susan is embarrassed when Mike tells the Barlows about her pregnancy. Ken is pleased.moreless
  • Mon 26 Oct, 1987
    Mon 26 Oct, 1987
    Episode 85
    Gloria returns from her holiday in Portugal. Jenny can't wait to be Madame Podevin. Patric returns home to complete his studies, they vow to write every day. Deirdre returns from Bournemouth after having a wonderful time. Bet realises there's nothing she can do to save Gloria's job. Ken receives letters from the public criticising the Council trip. He decides to print some in the Recorder. Jenny's friends throw a surprise engagement party for her. Betty tells Bet she's work lunch times only so Gloria can keep her job. Alec agrees. Susan tells Mike she thinks she's pregnant. He is overcome with emotion.moreless
  • Wed 21 Oct, 1987
    Wed 21 Oct, 1987
    Episode 84
    Jenny refuses to speak to Patric. Alec grudgingly admits that Betty is worth keeping on as her cooking is so popular. He tells Bet that if she stays Gloria will have to go. Rita tries to make Jenny see that Patric's feelings haven't changed and that if she really loves him she'll stand by him. She apologises to Patric for acting like a child. Patric takes Jenny to a park and gives her an engagement ring. Bet refuses to sack Betty or Gloria. Alec tells her not to be so sentimental.moreless
  • Mon 19 Oct, 1987
    Mon 19 Oct, 1987
    Episode 83
    Alan is not happy to see Jenny all over Patric. He tells Patric he wants him to stay around as he wants to get to know him. Alec rents Patric a room for £20 a night. Bet is annoyed and tells him she's not cooking breakfasts. Alan tells Patric he's not against Jenny marrying him but is worried they're rushing things. Patric tells him his father has suggested they wait until after his law studies have finished so he could marry in two years. He wants to tell Jenny this is what he's decided. Ken discovers that Deirdre didn't have to go to Bournemouth but she volunteered to go. Bet talks Betty into staying on permanently. Jenny accuses Patric of being scared when he tells her he wants them to wait two years before they marry. She accuses him of not loving her anymore.moreless
  • Wed 14 Oct, 1987
    Wed 14 Oct, 1987
    Episode 82
    Betty returns to the Rovers as a temporary measure to help Bet. Jenny annoys Alan by deciding to return to Paris. Alec is horrified to find Betty back in the Rovers. Bet antogonises him by getting Betty to look after him. Patric phones Jenny and tells her he's arriving to meet Alan. Deirdre leaves for Bournemouth, Ken refuses to wish her luck. Susan takes Tracy in whilst Deirdre's away. Betty tells Bet she's not staying where she's not wanted. Bet orders Alec to be nice to Betty as they need her. Jenny is delighted when Patric arrives. Alan finds it hard to be civil to him.moreless
  • Mon 12 Oct, 1987
    Mon 12 Oct, 1987
    Episode 81
    Alan tries to talk Jenny into marrying after her 'A' Levels, she refuses - she loves Patric and isn't going to wait. Alec is ill with flu so Bet forces him to stay in bed. As she's short staffed, Bet contacts Betty who agrees to return whilst Alec's ill. Deirdre tells Ken she's going to make a success of being a Councillor and he'd better come to terms with that. Alan feels Jenny is too young to marry. He gets her to agree to think seriously about the future. Alec hates staying in bed and worries that the Rovers will go under.moreless
  • Wed 7 Oct, 1987
    Wed 7 Oct, 1987
    Episode 80
    Rita talks Alan out of rushing back to France to search for Jenny. She is sure Jenny will get in contact. Jack suspects Percy of reporting him to the gas board. Percy tells him if he had reported him he'd have made sure everyone knew. Ken apologises to Deirdre for being so intense. She breaks the news that she wants to go as a delegate at an Environmental Health Conference in Bournemouth. He tells her he's astonished she's even contemplating going; Tracy is ill and he doesn't want Emily and Susan running his home. Deirdre wants to go to the conference to prove herself. Vera pays £10 deposit for a wallpaper sample book, she is horrified when Jack tears the samples out and pins them on the wall for effect. Ivy tells the Duckworths she reported them. Jenny returns home. She tells Alan and Rita she's going to marry the man she has met - Patric Podevin - and live in France.moreless
  • Mon 5 Oct, 1987
    Mon 5 Oct, 1987
    Episode 79
    Vera spends hours cleaning the soot up. She tells Jack they'll have to redecorate now. She can't get the soot out of her dentures. Martin tells Rita that Jenny is still in France; she went off with a load of French students when he decided to return home. Someone reports a gas leak at No. 9 so the gas man calls. Ken tells Deirdre she should be looking after Tracy. Deirdre suggests he takes time off work to look after her but he tells her she's being stupid. The gas man clears the fire after giving Jack a ticking off. Alan returns home. He goes for Martin, accusing him of abandoning Jenny. Martin tells him that Jenny went off with a Frenchman to Paris, declaring she was in love.moreless
  • Wed 30 Sep, 1987
    Wed 30 Sep, 1987
    Episode 78
    Deirdre tells Ken she's sick of his nagging her over her work and accuses him of being jealous. Rita is stunned to see Martin driving his car in Weatherfield. Deirdre organises Emily and Susan to babysit Tracy when she returns home. Ken is angry as he thinks Deirdre should give up her Council work until Tracy is better. Jack feels that all the fire needs is having the chimney swept. Tracy returns home. Jack borrows the tools and sweeps the chimney himself. He brings down a load of soot, covering the room, himself and Vera. He then uses Vera's new coat to wipe his face. Rita calls at Martin's house and learns from his father that Martin's been back a while.moreless
  • Mon 28 Sep, 1987
    Mon 28 Sep, 1987
    Episode 77
    Alan gets a letter from Jenny in Bordeaux and decides he's had enough. He leaves for France. Deirdre is bothered by Mrs Driscoll whose husband has deserted her. She is worried that her children will be taken into care and begs Deirdre to help her. Jack installs the fire. Vera loves it but Ivy thinks she can smell gas from it. She tells Jack it's illegal to install gas appliances. Ken is annoyed that Deirdre is too busy running Weatherfield to visit Tracy.moreless
  • Wed 23 Sep, 1987
    Wed 23 Sep, 1987
    Episode 76
    Bet plans an exotic dinner party. Jack gets Vera to agree to settle with just a fire. Bet annoys Alec by spending all day preparing for the dinner party. Jack takes possession of the fire and decides to install it himself to save money. Ken is furious when Deirdre is too busy to visit Tracy. Bet is upset when Rita and the Hallidays have to call off the dinner party. She forces Emily and Mavis to take their places. Tracy understands that Deirdre is busy but Ken makes the most of the situation to call Deirdre a bad mother. Bet is upset when the meal is a flop as she's such a bad cook. Alec asks her to stick to her lip stick in future.moreless
  • Mon 21 Sep, 1987
    Mon 21 Sep, 1987
    Episode 75
    Vera feels No. 9 needs decorating. Sally is upset that Hilda turned Tom down. Bet overhears some of the residents gossiping about how they feel she'll be an awful housewife. It upsets her. Tracy complains of stomach aches but Deirdre hasn't got time to worry about her, thinking she just wants to get off school. Bet tries to prove herself to Alec. Vera buys an imitation fur coat. Jack decides to treat Vera to a new gas fire as it will be cheaper than decorating. He buys a living-flame fire cheap. Tracy is rushed to hospital from school with appendicitis. Ken is furious as Deirdre can't be contacted. Tracy is operated on just in time. Ken lays into Deirdre for not taking notice of her. Bet spends all her time laying on a meal for Alec, telling him she intends to be the ideal wifemoreless
  • Wed 16 Sep, 1987
    Wed 16 Sep, 1987
    Episode 74
    Sally considers buying No. 13 when Hilda marries Tom. Ivy is annoyed when Vera spreads it around that she's courting. Tom tells Hilda he's moving to Formby with or without her. Don and Ivy arrange another date. She is relieved he wasn't put off her by the Duckworths. Hilda realises she misses having someone to talk to but doesn't know what to do. Alec gives Bet the Rovers as a wedding present. He tells her it's hers to do with as she pleases and she's the boss. Hilda tells Tom she can't marry him; everything important that's ever happened to her has happened in Coronation Street and she can't leave. She is sad that he's leaving anyway and they part company.moreless
  • Mon 14 Sep, 1987
    Mon 14 Sep, 1987
    Episode 73
    Curly starts at the Tech. Tom and Hilda view the bungalow. She agrees with him that it's wonderful. Deirdre has her first Environmental Health committee and finds it hard going. Tom tells Hilda he wants her to come to live in Formby with him. She is shocked but he assures her he wants to marry her. She asks for time to think things over. Don takes Ivy out for a drink. She introduces him to the Duckworths who force them into a foursome. Sally tells Hilda she'd be a fool not to marry Tom; he worships her.moreless
  • Wed 9 Sep, 1987
    Wed 9 Sep, 1987
    Episode 72
    Bet is adamant she's going to enjoy her wedding although she's racked with nerves. Gloria prepares her. Alec is so hungover and spends the night on the sofa. Charlie urges him not to get married. Alec becomes suspicious about Bet's past relationships as Jack, Mike and Alf drop heavy hints. Bet wears a full ivory gown. Left in charge of the Rovers, Jack flirts with caterer Di. Betty, Hilda, Mike, Susan, Rita, Ivy and Vera attend the wedding. Gloria is bridesmaid and Alf gives Bet away as she marries Alec. Jack is annoyed to discover Di is Charlie's wife. Ivy is surprised when Don calls on her and asks her out for a drink. She is thrilled. Tom tells Hilda he's thinking of buying a bungalow in Formby and asks her to view it with him. BET: "I were told facts o' life sat on Co-op steps when I were twelve."moreless
  • Mon 7 Sep, 1987
    Mon 7 Sep, 1987
    Episode 71
    Vera is depressed that Jack isn't celebrating her birthday. Gloria tries to get Bet to change her mind, telling her Alec won't be good for her. Ivy agrees to go out to a club with Vera to cheer her up. Alec is worried when Gloria admits to him she's tried to talk Bet out of marrying him. Tom tells Hilda he's selling his shop and is going to retire. Taxi driver Don Brennan takes Vera and Ivy to the Pink Flamingo. Bet wants an early night but Gloria invites the girls round for a hen party. Ivy leaves Vera at the club trying to chat up a barman. She is surprised when Don is her taxi driver again. They get chatting. Alec has a miserable Stag Night as best man Charles Halliday tries to put him off marriage.moreless
  • Wed 2 Sep, 1987
    Wed 2 Sep, 1987
    Episode 70
    Emily investigates the missing £60. Percy swears it's been stolen and suspects Sam. Bet tells Alec she's booking into the Woodlands Hotel as she doesn't think it's right them both being married from the Rovers. He gets Gloria to invite her to stay at her flat. Tracy tells Emily that Percy never added the totals up correctly. She discovers Jack took £30 for expenses. Alan decides to go to France to find Jenny. Emily makes up the appeal money herself and gives Mrs Meredith £500. Bet moves in with Gloria.moreless
  • Mon 31 Aug, 1987
    Mon 31 Aug, 1987
    Episode 69
    The street is closed off as the fete takes over. Percy takes charge of the targetometer. Emily runs the refreshments stall, Rita and Mavis the toy stall, Curly and the Websters on the stocks, Ivy on the cake stall, Deirdre on the tombola whilst Jack provides a bouncy castle. Curly and Kevin take it in turns to sit in the stocks and have wet sponges thrown at them. Susan forces Mike into the stocks where the factory girls throw sponges at him. Alec doesn't like the way Bet is spending all his money on the wedding. He tells her they'll have to wait a bit for a honeymoon as they'll have to organise relief. Sam wins a cake for guessing its weight correctly. Percy keeps adding up all the totals wrong, over estimating the targetometer. He announces they've reached the £500 target. Jenny phones Rita, telling her she's having a wonderful time. Emily counts the money and finds they've raised £435 not the £500 Percy announced.moreless
  • Wed 26 Aug, 1987
    Wed 26 Aug, 1987
    Episode 68
    Jenny tells Alan she's sick of school and won't be going back. Rita feels sorry for Jenny as Alan launches in on an attack as to why she is returning to school. Jenny is envious of Martin going grape picking in the sunshine. Percy helps Emily with the Meredith charity appeal. They decide to hold an event. Bet and Alec go to All Saints. Alec hopes he won't be able to marry in church as he's divorced but the Rev Rawlinson doesn't mind. They set the date for September 9th. Mike gives Emily a cheque for £500 for the appeal, anonymously. Jenny tells Martin she's packed her bag and she's coming to France with him. He tries to talk her out of it but she is adamant. They set off. Deirdre and Emily decide to hold a fete in the street for the appeal. Brian and Gail go on holiday to Greece. Alan and Rita find a note from Jenny saying she's going to France. Alan is furious and calls the police.moreless
  • Mon 24 Aug, 1987
    Mon 24 Aug, 1987
    Episode 67
    Alan wants Jenny to stay on at school to get 'A' Levels. Bet tells Alec that they can't afford to keep Margo on. Martin tells Gail he's leaving the cafe and is going to France. Alec tells Margot she has to go. Margot is furious and starts insulting Bet so Bet throws her coat at her and throws her out. Alec isn't happy that she took the lead. Bet arranges a meeting with the Rev Rawlinson. Alec isn't keen. Alan buys Jenny a watch as he's proud of her. Jenny is embarrassed as she's decided not to return to school.moreless
  • Wed 19 Aug, 1987
    Wed 19 Aug, 1987
    Episode 66
    Alec tells Cecil he expects to be given the tenancy. Cecil reluctantly agrees to back Alec's claim at the board meeting. Brian sells Martin a car. Bet interrupts Alec's meeting with Cecil to apologise to Cecil for running off. She tells Cecil she's marrying Alec. Alec thinks she's ruining their chances of getting the Rovers. Jenny passes all her 'O' Levels, getting four 'A's, three 'B's and a 'C'. Alan is delighted. Cecil stuns Alec by saying that he wasn't going to give him the tenancy as he's a businessman not mine host, however, as he's marrying Bet they'll be no problem as she's a natural. Cecil tells him the tenancy is definitely his. Alec and Bet celebrate.moreless
  • Mon 17 Aug, 1987
    Mon 17 Aug, 1987
    Episode 65
    Martin wins £250 in a lottery, he refuses to save the money. Emily introduces Deirdre to Jean Meredith whose son Sean has Retinopathy of Pre-maturity and unless he's treated he will lose his sight for good. He can only have treatment in America and Emily and the Friends of Weatherfield Hospital have launched an appeal. Emily asks Deirdre for the Council's help. Bet and Alec return to the Rovers, engaged. Bet has to put on a brave face. The regulars are stunned. BET (about Alec): "'E's bin brought up in same school of life as what I 'ave. The tough one. Makes us birds of a feather. So maybe it's a marriage made in 'eaven." Martin decides to put his savings towards his winnings and buy a car. Bet isn't happy to see Margo behind the bar instead of Betty. She tells Alec she wants a proper wedding, in church.moreless
  • Wed 12 Aug, 1987
    Wed 12 Aug, 1987
    Episode 64
    Alec searches for Bet in the hundreds of bars in Torremolinos. Gloria covers for Alec. Alec finds Bet waiting on at Mac's bar. She is stunned to see him. The delivery men refuse to take the chairs from No. 13 as one's damaged. Bet tells Alec she had to get out of the Rovers as she couldn't cope with the finances. She didn't ask him for help as she didn't want to admit she'd failed. Fletchers refuse to take the chairs back. Kevin refuses to pay for the chairs and says he's happy to go to court over the incident. Bet tells Alec he can have his money back as soon as she's signed the tenancy over. She tells him she's spent all her savings but hasn't touched the £2,000 of his she still has. Susan decides not to go to Newcastle. She gets a job interview in Salford and tells Mike she'll have children; he's won. The Websters celebrate when Fletchers let them have both chairs for the price of one. Alec tells Bet he intends to make the Rovers work. She regrets the fact that she'll never have her own pub again. He tells her there's one way that she can have a pub and that's if she marries him. ALEC: "I'm not the exhibitionist type Bet, come to think of it I don't think I even said I loved me own mother."moreless
  • Mon 10 Aug, 1987
    Mon 10 Aug, 1987
    Episode 63
    Sally confesses to Kevin that she didn't contact Fletchers to get them to take the chairs back. Alf tells her he'll have the chair cleaned for her. Cecil tells Alec they've been in contact with Bet and the tenancy will be given back to the brewery as they're paying her her money back. Cecil tells Alec it's up to him to contact Bet and get his money back. Cecil lets it slip Bet is working in a bar in Torremolinos. Susan tells Ken she and Mike are splitting. She asks his advice, he tells her one of them will have to compromise. Alec decides to go to Spain to get his money from Bet. He also wants to know if she ran away from her debts or him. Fletchers contact Sally and tell her they're coming for the chairs. Kevin realises they won't take back a damaged chair and he'll end up paying for it. Susan tells Mike she's going away to Newcastle to see how she feels when she's missing him. Alec flies out to Spain.moreless
  • Wed 5 Aug, 1987
    Wed 5 Aug, 1987
    Episode 62
    Ken refuses to let Susan stay at No. 1 as it won't help her marriage. He tells her she must stand for herself. Susan returns to Mike. Mike is surprised but grateful that Ken threw her out. Alan gets Rita to the registry office. She is stunned to find the Roberts and Mavis there. Alan announces it's her wedding. Rather than agree, she is furious and accuses him of taking her for granted. She goes home. Mavis can't believe Rita turned Alan down and fears people will think she influenced her. Jenny is upset as Rita verbally attacks Alan, telling him he's childish and stupid. He maintains all he wanted was for her to be his wife. She tells him it's obvious he doesn't know her at all. Mike tells Susan she shouldn't fight her natural instincts and have children. She tells him she hasn't returned in order to become pregnant. Alan tells Rita he now knows she'll never marry him and must hate the idea of being married to him. Martin and Jenny arrange a date. Shirley chats Curly up at the Websters' party. He arranges to take her out. Alf gets merry at the party and spills red wine over one of Sally's chairs. Mike tells Susan they're not going to have a happy marriage until they have children. He tells her they'll have to finish if she doesn't agree.moreless
  • Mon 3 Aug, 1987
    Mon 3 Aug, 1987
    Episode 61
    Sally is busy in the shop when the delivery men bring the sofa. Mike tells Susan his firing her was not personal. The furniture shop delivers the chairs as well as the sofa. Kevin accuses Sally of setting him up. He tells her they can't keep them. Mavis tells the Roberts about the wedding as they're invited. Emily is furious that Mike has sacked Susan. Sally decides to hang onto the chairs until after the party. Susan cleans the flat and cooks Mike a meal telling him he's not going to break her spirit. He calls her a spoilt brat. Alan takes Rita shopping. She is surprised when Alan buys her an expensive outfit. Susan leaves Mike and returns to No. 1.moreless
  • Wed 29 Jul, 1987
    Wed 29 Jul, 1987
    Episode 60
    Mike stays out all night. Mavis finds it hard keeping the secret from Rita, she feels Rita thinks she's bothered with Derek. Susan runs the factory in Mike's absence. He returns and tells her he wants children before he's too old to enjoy them. Curly is granted a place on the Business and Management Studies course, starting in September. Sally is annoyed when Kevin invites Hilda and Tom to the party. Susan stops Prescotts order from leaving the factory as Prescotts haven't settled their last two accounts. Kevin and Sally go shopping for a sofa to brighten the flat up. Kevin is pressurised by Sally and the salesman into buying one. He refuses to let her have the two matching chairs. Alan tells Rita an old colleague has invited them to his wedding. Mike is furious that Susan has stopped the Prescott order and tells her in front of the workforce that she's sacked.moreless
  • Mon 27 Jul, 1987
    Mon 27 Jul, 1987
    Episode 59
    Mike tells Susan the time has come for her to become pregnant; he doesn't want to wait any longer. Alan has second thoughts and considers cancelling the wedding but Jenny tells him he must go through with it. She makes him see that Mavis will have to be told. Susan tells Mike she's not ready for motherhood; she wants to achieve something first. Sally decides she wants a housewarming. ALEC: "In the beginning there was shrift and then there was opulence; the Gospel according to Alec Gilroy." Alan tells Mavis about his wedding. She thinks it's romantic. Susan tells Mike she won't be blackmailed into motherhood; as far as she's concerned she won't be ready for ten years. Alf is worried to hear the Websters are planning a party. Rita feels Mavis and Alan are acting funny. Mike goes to a night club to drown his sorrows and have a good time.moreless
  • Wed 22 Jul, 1987
    Wed 22 Jul, 1987
    Episode 58
    Susan is furious that Mike wants her to stop being his sales manager but be a shop assistant. She is annoyed when Mike makes a meal of Hopscotch's figures being down. Mike tells Linda there's no job for her at the shop. Alan takes up Jenny's idea and plans a secret wedding to spring on Rita. He takes Len's death certificate and his divorce papers to the Registrar. Susan accuses Mike of running Hopscotch into the ground and trapping her in a shop so that the prospect of motherhood will seem inviting. Alan books his wedding at the Registry Office. Jenny can't believe it.moreless
  • Mon 20 Jul, 1987
    Mon 20 Jul, 1987
    Episode 57
    Gail and Brian are close but don't know what the future holds. Alan celebrates his birthday but feels bored. Vera decides she'd like the job of Susan's assistant at the factory shop. Ivy and Audrey are thrilled the Tilsleys are reconciled. Rita tells Alan she wants the £2,000 she owed him back as he's not using it now. Susan doesn't want to spend her time running the shop. Alan considers proposing to Rita but doesn't want to be turned down again. Susan gives Linda Norton from the packing department the job of her assistant. Mike tells her that he's not sacrificing one of his workers in the factory - it's her place to run the shop.moreless
  • Wed 15 Jul, 1987
    Wed 15 Jul, 1987
    Episode 56
    Gloria tries to make the peace between Betty and Alec but neither will make the first move. Alec tells Betty he needs support, not agro. He knows she's a good cook but that isn't good enough. Betty realises she's not wanted in the Rovers anymore and leaves. Betty warns Gloria that she could be next. Alec introduces Gloria to Margo Richardson, the new barmaid. He assures Gloria her job is safe. Deirdre tells Mike that he must get planning permission and she's informed the planning department about the sign. They will investigate. Mike is annoyed that she hasn't cooperated. Gail tells Jeff she doesn't want to see him again; she likes him but she feels she wants some time to think - Brian might be returning to her. Jeff takes it badly. Alec is pleased he's managed to get rid of Betty. Brian is surprised to hear Gail has finished with Jeff. She tells him she wants him to come back. They embrace.moreless
  • Mon 13 Jul, 1987
    Mon 13 Jul, 1987
    Episode 55
    Nicky doesn't want to go to Ireland and becomes subdued and upset. Gail gets sick of everyone asking her for news, she panics every time the phone rings or there's a knock on the door. Brian goes to join the Belfast ferry but Nicky tells him he doesn't want to go on the ferry - he wants to go home to Mum. Audrey and Ivy are worried sick about Nicky. HILDA: "He'd skin a flea and then sell it a vest, would Alf Roberts." Alec has to clean the pub himself. Brian brings Nicky back to Gail. After she's overcome her emotions she lays into Brian, calling him a rotten sod. She accuses him of putting her through four days of hell. She tells him the police are looking for him and tells him he'll have to explain why he kidnapped Nicky. Brian is confused as he didn't kidnap Nicky; he's his son. Mike asks Deirdre to take the blame for him not getting planning permission; that she forgot to sort it out. She is amused when he suggests she flutters her eyelashes at her boss. Audrey and Ivy are thrilled to see Nicky again. Hilda misses working at the Rovers and is pleased when Alec offers her her job back. The police tell Brian he's wasted their time and advise him to sort things out with Gail. He tells Gail he's sorry. He tells her he felt excluded from everyone and has nothing left. Gail lets him sleep in the spare room. He holds Sarah for the first time.moreless
  • Wed 8 Jul, 1987
    Wed 8 Jul, 1987
    Episode 54
    Gail contacts the police, telling them about Brian. They tell her off for not telling them about meeting him and put out a search for Brian's van. Brian trades in the van for an old car. Deirdre discovers that Mike didn't get planning permission as he couldn't be bothered. Emily helps Susan run the Factory Shop. Alec reprimands Hilda for being disrespectable and threatens to fire her. She tells him exactly what she thinks of him and resigns. Gail is grateful that Jeff is so supportive. Brian decides to take Nicky to Ireland.moreless
  • Mon 6 Jul, 1987
    Mon 6 Jul, 1987
    Episode 53
    Mike's neon sign for "The Factory Shop" flashes on and off all night keeping the residents awake. Nicky becomes homesick. Jeff thinks Gail should contact the police so they can be at the services but Gail doesn't want to upset Nicky by having the police arrest Brian. Percy complains to Deirdre about Mike's sign. Deirdre discovers Mike needed Council permission to put the sign up. Betty gets sick of Alec watching her every time she goes near the till. She walks out, telling Alec she's had enough of him. Alan takes Gail to the Services. Brian arrives but when he sees Gail he runs away. She races after him, seeing Nicky in the van but Brian drives off.moreless
  • Wed 1 Jul, 1987
    Wed 1 Jul, 1987
    Episode 52
    Gail tries to convince herself that Brian won't harm Nicky. Brian contacts Alan, saying he can have the garage if he can raise £2,000 immediately. Mike opens the factory shop. Jack is ill so Alec has to man the cellar. He tries to get Betty to help with the barrels but she refuses. Brian rents a caravan by the lakes. He arranges to meet Alan at the Birch Services on the M6 with £2,000 in cash. Rita tells Alan he must tell Gail. Alan tells Gail about meeting Brian. Gail decides to go with him and not bring the police in.moreless
  • Mon 29 Jun, 1987
    Mon 29 Jun, 1987
    Episode 51
    Gail finds Nicky is missing and begins to panic. Jeff helps her look for him around the estate. Mike and Susan decide to open a factory shop in the loading bay. Gail contacts Ivy and the Roberts. Audrey comforts her as she breaks down. Brian drives Nicky into the country. Nicky feels he should go home but Brian tells him it'll be alright as he's with his dad. When Nicky's been gone an hour and a half Alf calls the police. The police put out a general alert on the radio. When they discover Brian has left Liz, the family realise Brian might have Nicky. Gail hopes he has. Brian phones Gail to let her know he's got Nicky.moreless
  • Wed 24 Jun, 1987
    Wed 24 Jun, 1987
    Episode 50
    Alan tells Brian he's interested in the garage. Ivy is horrified to hear from Kevin that Brian is selling up and moving South. She confronts Brian, telling him he'll never see Nicky; there's no way Gail will let him and Liz have Nicky in the holidays. Alan pushes Brian for a quick sale, telling Kevin he'll make him manager. Alan offers Brian £16,500 telling him he's got the money ready. Brian feels things are moving too quickly. Ivy calls on Liz and accuses her of wrecking Brian's life. She warns Liz that Brian will never forgive her if she drags him away from Nicky. Liz throws her out. Brian tells her he doesn't like the way she's pushing him to move right away. She realises he can't move away and Nicky means more to him than she does so she asks him to leave; she wants him out of her life. Curly doesn't go for the job interview, telling Emily he's signed up for a full time business studies course at the Tech as a mature student. Brian is tormented watching Gail, Jeff and the children behaving like a happy family. When Nicky plays out, Brian takes him off in the van.moreless
  • Mon 22 Jun, 1987
    Mon 22 Jun, 1987
    Episode 49
    Curly doesn't know what he wants from the future. Alan is interested in buying the garage for £18,000. Brian hears of a garage with accommodation in Macclesfield. Liz refuses to move to Macclesfield, accusing him of not wanting to leave Gail, Nicky and Ivy. She tells him if he goes to Macclesfield he goes alone; she can't handle his past. He tells her he's frightened of losing Nicky. Emily gets Curly a job interview with an insurance friend. Curly isn't keen about being an insurance clerk. Alan asks Rita to help him buy the garage. She agrees. Brian is surprised to find Gail has a man friend, Jeff.moreless
  • Wed 17 Jun, 1987
    Wed 17 Jun, 1987
    Episode 48
    Gail is stunned to hear Brian is moving away. George goes down with appendicitis so Betty has to drop out of the dance contest. Percy refuses to bring reserve Sam into the team. Sam demands to be put on the main team now George is out. The others back him up against Percy. He is annoyed when they all vote Sam in and vote Percy out of charge. Kevin tells Sally he's not going to ask for a bank loan; he's an employee not an employer and if she doesn't like him like that she shouldn't have married him. Percy tells the dancers he's cancelled their entry in the dance contest and he's cancelled their evening suits as they've dropped him. Emily threatens Bradbury with the police if he doesn't repay Curly, accusing him of fraud. Bradbury is frightened by her and gives Curly his money back. She tells Curly she's going to take him in hand. Brian realises he's not going to see much of Nicky if he moves away. Gail kisses Jeff. She is glad he likes Nicky.moreless
  • Mon 15 Jun, 1987
    Mon 15 Jun, 1987
    Episode 47
    Sally pushes Kevin to buy the garage off Brian but he isn't keen. Curly buys an Escort van from Luke Bradbury for £370. Brian wants £18,000. Liz tells Brian she wants them to settle in Weston Super Mare. Curly is proud of the van but Kevin points out it's a wreck and isn't road worthy. Gail confesses to Jeff that she's got children. He doesn't mind. Curly returns the van and asks Bradbury for his money back. Bradbury refuses and threatens him with a crow bar.moreless
  • Wed 10 Jun, 1987
    Wed 10 Jun, 1987
    Episode 46
    Alec tells Betty her job is safe; she's too good a cook to lose. Emily urges Curly to make a fresh start. He feels depressed in the empty yard and feels a failure. Phyllis tries to matchmake between Gail and Jeff. Jeff is encouraged to ask Gail out again. She agrees on the condition he takes her to a disco. Curly has a good day on the knocker. He looks over a van. Jeff takes Gail to a disco. She enjoys it. Kevin tackles Brian about a rise. Brian shocks him by telling him he's selling the garage and moving down south with Liz.moreless
  • Mon 8 Jun, 1987
    Mon 8 Jun, 1987
    Episode 45
    Betty and Gloria are horrified that Alec is now their boss. Joiner Jeff Singleton sorts out odd jobs at the cafe. Curly forces himself to feel optimistic about the future. Alec moves into the Rovers. Kevin is overworked at the garage as Brian's heart isn't in the garage and he spends all his time with Liz. Curly offers Pete the chance to be his new partner. Pete tells him that Terry took Linda with him and he never wants to see anyone connected with Terry again. Curly breaks the news to Vera that Terry has run off with a married woman. Vera is ashamed. Sally thinks Kevin should have a rise. Jeff invites Gail out for a drink. She refuses although she enjoyed being asked.moreless
  • Wed 3 Jun, 1987
    Wed 3 Jun, 1987
    Episode 44
    Alf enjoys taking Sarah for walks in the park. He gets annoyed when Sam offers to be his companion now they're retired. Alf maintains he's not retired; he's not even sixty yet! Terry gives Curly £250, buying the van off him, telling him he's leaving Weatherfield. He tells Curly whatever's left of the business he can have. He's decided he's not going to hang around and feel sorry for himself. Alec visits Cecil Newton and tells him he wants what he's owed. Cecil promises him the £10,000 the brewery has received once they've found someone else to buy the tenancy. Alec tells him he'd settle for the tenancy. Alf feels more stressed as a retired man so decides to return to the shop. He admits to Audrey that he can't manage without the shop. Cecil offers Alec the job of temporary manager so he can keep an eye on his interests. Terry tells the Jacksons he's leaving and he wants Linda to come with him. Pete can't believe it. Terry declares his love for Linda telling her she can't stay with Pete just because she feels sorry for him. She knows he's right and packs. Pete pleads with her to stay but she leaves with Terry. Vera is distraught to read a note from Terry telling her he's fed up and he's moving on. She fears he's in trouble with the police.moreless
  • Mon 1 Jun, 1987
    Mon 1 Jun, 1987
    Episode 43
    Curly can't believe Terry is still in love with Linda even though Pete knows about their affair. Betty and Gloria fear for their jobs. Hugh Ridley puts Betty in charge of the pub. Pete fears he's going to lose Linda so promises to change his life style. He breaks down and begs her not to leave him. She is moved by his tears and breaks down. Pete tells Terry to stay away from Linda; she's decided she's staying with him. Terry rings Linda who tells him she never wants to see him again. He is shattered. Alec tells Hugh he wants his money back. Hugh tells him the brewery owes him nothing, Bet does.moreless
  • Wed 27 May, 1987
    Wed 27 May, 1987
    Episode 42
    Pete doesn't understand why Linda is so moody. Betty and Gloria worry about Bet's whereabouts as she hasn't been seen for two days. Pete tries to cheer Linda up but she breaks down, upset by his kindness. The brewery accountant looks for Bet as they're concerned about her. Alec receives a letter from Bet, telling him that she's left for good - she knows she'll never make the Rovers pay. He wishes she'd told him she couldn't cope. Betty blames Alec for putting Bet into a possession where she couldn't cope. He takes the juke box to another pub. Terry gets Pete and Curly to do a job so he can see Linda. Alec discovers that Bet paid the £15,000 in installments and was due to pay the last £5,000 before she disappeared but she didn't. Pete returns home to find Linda and Terry on the sofa. He tells Terry he's a bastard.moreless
  • Mon 25 May, 1987
    Mon 25 May, 1987
    Episode 41
    Terry tells Curly the affair is over so it's not worth him being bothered about it. Alec has the juke box moved into the Rovers' yard, planning to persuade Bet to take it. Alf doesn't like having the shop closed on the Bank Holiday. Betty doesn't know where Bet is. Terry tells Linda he can't keep away from her no matter how he tries. She admits she feels the same.moreless
  • Wed 20 May, 1987
    Wed 20 May, 1987
    Episode 40
    Alf feels he'll never be his old self again. Hilda fears she'll get gossiped about if people know she's going to Rhyl with Tom. Sam is annoyed that he's only a reserve in the formation team. Audrey brings Alf home and refuses to let him do anything. Alf assures Deirdre that she isn't to blame for his heart attack. Linda tells Terry they can't see each other again; she loves Pete and doesn't want to lose him. Hilda and Tom go on the over 60's week in Rhyl. Terry wears down Linda's defences with kisses. They are interrupted by Curly. Curly tells Terry want he thinks of him.moreless
  • Mon 18 May, 1987
    Mon 18 May, 1987
    Episode 39
    Audrey finds Alf fighting for breath and calls an ambulance. He is rushed to hospital. Deirdre feels she's caused Alf to have a heart attack and breaks down. Ken tells her Alf must have been ill anyway. Rita supports Audrey at the hospital. The doctor tells Audrey that Alf has suffered a minor heart attack. Deirdre offers to help Audrey out at the shop. Audrey yells her that she's got a nerve; she's hounded Alf out of office and into a hospital bed. Deirdre breaks down. The doctor tells Alf he has to change his life style and take things easy.moreless
  • Wed 13 May, 1987
    Wed 13 May, 1987
    Episode 38
    Terry avoids Pete, fearing he'll hit him for making the pass. Alf is depressed that he's lost his seat. The Baldwins celebrate their first wedding anniversary. Mike pays for a celebration party at the Rovers for Deirdre. Terry is puzzled when Pete knows nothing of his pass. Ken refuses to let Mike pay for Deirdre's party and pays himself. Deirdre tells Alf she wants them to remain friends and invites him to her party. Audrey thinks it's a good idea, telling Alf live goes on. Terry tells Linda he knows she didn't tell Pete as she wants him as much as he wants her. He tells her he's never felt like this before and can't handle it; Pete's his best mate. Linda tells him she's sick of being fancied by Pete's army pals - she's not a tart. She tries to fight her feelings but they end up in bed together. Alec asks the lads to hang onto the juke box when they tell him the new owner has disappeared. Mavis tries to explain to Deirdre why she voted for Alf; she was frightened of change. Alf can't bring himself to celebrate with Deirdre and leaves the party early. Audrey stays as she's enjoying herself. Linda is devastated with guilt. On his own at No. 11, Alf suffers a heart attack.moreless
  • Mon 11 May, 1987
    Mon 11 May, 1987
    Episode 37
    Percy enjoys having a polling station at the Centre, ordering the voters around. Linda is confused by her feelings towards Terry. Emily, Ken and Susan rally the voters to get them to the polling station to vote for Deirdre. Mavis is in tormoil over who to vote for. In the end she votes for Alf because he's a man. Alec pays Terry and Curly £15 to move a juke box. Linda gets upset when Pete and Curly get drunk together in the Rovers. She is upset he hasn't got any self control. She walks out of the pub when they decide to go to a night club. Alf realises he hasn't canvassed Crimea Street and fears he'll lose to Labour and Ken will have won. Percy is refused entrance to the Centre for the vote counting as he hasn't a pass. He is devastated. Terry calls on Linda knowing she's alone and makes a pass at her. She tells him he's got the wrong idea and accuses him of having a one track mind. He apologises. Alf gets 804 votes, losing to Deirdre who gets 811 votes. The Barlows celebrate.moreless
  • Wed 6 May, 1987
    Wed 6 May, 1987
    Episode 36
    Pete joins Terry and Curly selling door to door. Ken writes an article, with a photograph, in the Recorder about Deirdre and Gary Willis. Curly is annoyed when Terry and Pete cut him off and treat him like a slave. The factory girls tackle Deirdre about the poor housing situation. Alf joins in the debate. Shirley tackles him about her family - nine of them living in the same house. Deirdre impresses them by promising to listen to them. Linda is furious when Terry brings Pete home drunk. Linda tells Terry she wants him out of their lives. Deirdre doesn't feel she's assertive enough to be a Councillor. Linda tells Terry that Pete needs discipline to make something of himself. To prove to her that he has feelings, Terry tells her about Andrea rejecting him and taking his baby. She is touched.moreless
  • Mon 4 May, 1987
    Mon 4 May, 1987
    Episode 35
    Sally gathers bits of furniture together from friends and neighbours. Hilda gives her a bed. Terry tells Linda he realises she doesn't like him but she's got him wrong; he just wants to help Pete out. Audrey begins to like canvassing for Alf when the male householders chat her up. Terry invites the Jacksons out for the day. They agree to go to Blackpool. Deirdre campaigns for a crossing on Rosamund Street. Hilda helps the Websters move into the flat. They are furious when Terry takes the van to Blackpool so they can't pick up their furniture from an elderly lady. Deirdre is upset when Gary Willis is knocked down on Rosamund Street, it doesn't make her feel any better that she's been proved right. Ken advises her to turn the accident to her advantage and use the issue to win the election. Then she can get a crossing before there's another accident. Tom comes to the Websters' aid and picks up the furniture in his van. Mrs Willis calls on Deirdre and tells her his leg is broken and she will be voting for her as she knows she is campaigning for a crossing. Terry and the Jacksons have a great time. Audrey tells Alf he'll regret letting the flat to the Websters; they're too irresponsible.moreless
  • Wed 29 Apr, 1987
    Wed 29 Apr, 1987
    Episode 34
    Sally makes Kevin see that they need to have a place of their own. She asks Alf but he tells her he wants the flat as a store room. Linda doesn't like Pete spending his time drinking with Terry. Alec tries to get Alan to stock blue videos as he has a lot. Sally enlists Hilda's help to get the flat. Pete feels sure that Terry will take him on at the Yard. Linda doesn't want him to get involved with him. Alec uses the Rovers as his office, annoying Bet. Hilda tells Alf that the Websters are moving to Partington and Sally will be leaving the shop immediately. Alf realises he can't campaign without Sally's help. He offers Sally the shop flat. The Websters celebrate and thank Hilda for conning Alf into agreement. Bet tells Alec he's just a customer as far as she's concerned. Linda makes it clear to Terry that she doesn't like him. Terry invites Pete to join the firm. Pete is keen but Linda tells Terry they're not interested.moreless
  • Mon 27 Apr, 1987
    Mon 27 Apr, 1987
    Episode 33
    Gloria tells Bet she doesn't like the way Alec throws his weight about at the Rovers. Bet annoys Alec by telling him she's the boss of the Rovers, not him. On the knocker down Edward Street, Terry finds his old mate Pete Jackson. He encourages Pete and Linda who are depressed at being unemployed. Linda tells Pete she's sick of his lax attitude in looking for work. Percy tells Hilda that Tom isn't a good enough partner for her. She tells him that she'll leave if Tom leaves. Mavis tells Sally that Alf has a flat above the shop going vacant. Sally wants to ask Alf to rent it but Kevin tells her the situation won't work; he doesn't want her to be at Alf's beck and call.moreless
  • Wed 22 Apr, 1987
    Wed 22 Apr, 1987
    Episode 32
    Alf pays Terry and Curly to deliver his election leaflets. Martin is disappointed when Gail tells Edwina there's not enough work for her. Edwina leaves the cafe. Terry follows the Barlow supports around, putting Alf's election leaflets in the houses after them. Alf takes Sally on at the shop. She is thrilled but upset that she's having to let Deirdre down. Deirdre understands. Percy is annoyed when his dancers feel that Sam is a better teacher and he is challenged for the leadership.moreless
  • Mon 20 Apr, 1987
    Mon 20 Apr, 1987
    Episode 31
    Gail returns to work and misses Sarah Louise. Audrey looks after Sarah all day and tells Alf she can't help him out at the shop anymore. He doesn't know how he will cope. Alec takes Bet out for a meal to celebrate her getting the tenancy. Alf tells Audrey she can't look after Sarah as he needs her at the shop. She tells him she's not having Sarah looked after by strangers and says he'll have to find someone to help him out.moreless
  • Wed 15 Apr, 1987
    Wed 15 Apr, 1987
    Episode 30
    Ken gives Deirdre notes to help her interview on radio and is put out when she refuses his help - she has to stand on her own feet. Alf is outraged to hear Deirdre criticising him on the radio. Alec offers his services to Alf as his campaign manager in return for favours once he's been elected in. Alf refuses. Percy holds auditions for his dance troupe. Gail decides it's time she returned to the cafe. Audrey agrees to look after Sarah for her. Deirdre hears that Alf thinks Ken is supporting her not because he wants her to win, but he wants Alf to lose; giving the main vote to the Labour party. Deirdre tackles Ken and he admits that this was his first thought but he's changed his mind. Deirdre is furious and accuses him of treachery.moreless
  • Mon 13 Apr, 1987
    Mon 13 Apr, 1987
    Episode 29
    Gail tells Brian that Ian had a blood test and it proved Brian is Sarah's father. Brian tells her Sarah is nothing to do with him. She tells him it's obvious he's too afraid and dares him to pick his child up. She slaps his face, telling him he should be in the pram. Susan, Sally and Emily help Deirdre with her campaign. They distribute leaflets. Percy tells his dancers they're competition material and plans to start his own old time dance troupe. Brian accepts that Sarah is his and offers Gail financial support. She tells him she's not after money so he accuses her of wanting him back. She tells him they've gone too far to get back together. Radio Weatherfield invite Deirdre to talk to the people live. She is surprised at all the attention she's getting. Percy is disappointed when his dancers don't fancy the idea of entering competitions. Brian tells Ivy she must accept the fact that he and Gail are finished.moreless
  • Wed 8 Apr, 1987
    Wed 8 Apr, 1987
    Episode 28
    Ivy is upset when Brian forgets her birthday. The Gazette jumps on the fact that Alf used to be Deirdre's boss. Betty tells Bet that she should reemploy Gloria, pointing out that although she was only meant to do lunchtimes she's ended up serving evenings as well. Alf is frustrated as he can't campaign as Audrey spends all her time comforting Gail and he's stuck in the shop. Gail gives Ivy a birthday present as a peace offering. She tells Ivy that Brian is Sarah's father. Ivy tells her Brian has a right to know. Deirdre appoints Emily her campaign manager. Gloria is delighted when Bet takes her back on. Gail realises she's going to have to tell Brian the truth.moreless
  • Mon 6 Apr, 1987
    Mon 6 Apr, 1987
    Episode 27
    Audrey pleads with Ivy not to tell Brian that Sarah is his child; Gail wants it kept a secret. Ken encourages Deirdre in her campaign, telling her that together they can beat Alf. Alf thinks Deirdre is wasting her time opposing him. Emily pledges to support Deirdre in the election and Deirdre fills in a nomination form. Ken proposes her and Emily seconds her. Bet tells Gloria that now she's got the tenancy she can't afford to take her on as barmaid. She is disappointed. Gail is furious when Audrey confesses she told Ivy the truth. The Gazette tells Deirdre they want to interview her; there is a lot of interest in her as she is the only woman standing.moreless
  • Wed 1 Apr, 1987
    Wed 1 Apr, 1987
    Episode 26
    Hilda feels that her sharp tongue has ruined her relationship with Tom. Alf is interested to learn Ken has had to drop out of the election. Deirdre is annoyed that Alf has won. Tom and Hilda are reconciled, deciding it's stupid to argue. Betty is talked into joining the tea dance. Ivy tries to explain to Gail that she didn't invite Liz round but Gail doesn't believe her. She tells him that she's not bringing Nicky round to No. 5 as long as there's the chance of Liz popping round. Ivy lays into her, accusing her of being a bad mother in the first place for having an affair. Phyllis makes the most of the tea dances to capture new men. Betty meets George Daley at the dance and agrees to be his partner. Alf expects Deirdre to return to work now Ken is out of the elections. She tells him he's underhand and will never work for him again. Betty and George enjoy dancing together. Phyllis is annoyed as George was her partner and is glad when Sam turns up. Percy is furious when his 'God Save The Queen' record goes missing. He finds it hidden under the tea urn. Gail is upset that Ivy has turned on her. Audrey is furious. Deirdre tells Ken she'd like to stand in the election. Ken thinks it's a brilliant idea as he can be her right hand man. She tells Alf she's going to oppose him as an independent. Gloria returns from Canada. Audrey lays into Ivy for upsetting Gail. She tells her she's stupid - Brian is Sarah's father and that can be proved in court. Ivy is stunned.moreless
  • Mon 30 Mar, 1987
    Mon 30 Mar, 1987
    Episode 25
    Tom is puzzled when Hilda refuses to go dancing again. Ken realises he can not give up his job but badly wants to be a Councillor. Hilda accuses Tom of enjoying having Phyllis flirting with him. He tells her she's acting stupidly and tells her he'll go dancing on his own. Gail agrees to let Brian have Nicky for tea on the condition they have it with Ivy, without Liz. Brian feels frustrated but agrees. Deirdre is shocked when Ken withdraws from the elections. Liz calls on Brian at No. 5 whilst he's with Nicky. Gail arrives and finds her there. She is furious and accuses Ivy of setting the whole thing up. She threatens to stop bringing Nicky round.moreless
  • Wed 25 Mar, 1987
    Wed 25 Mar, 1987
    Episode 24
    Gail tells Brian she doesn't want Nicky growing up with a string of 'aunties'. Brian worries that Gail will limit his access to Nicky. Deirdre tells Alf she's had enough of him getting at Ken and storms out of the shop, giving her job up. Tom takes Hilda to the tea dance. Hilda is annoyed when Phyllis turns up in an identical dress. Percy enjoys leading the dances. Hilda refuses to dance with Phyllis in the room so Phyllis snatches Tom as her partner. Hilda is furious. When a Councillor withdraws his advertising from the Recorder, Statham tells Ken he must decide if he wants to be a newspaper man or a politician; he can't be both.moreless
  • Mon 23 Mar, 1987
    Mon 23 Mar, 1987
    Episode 23
    Percy starts up an over 60's tea dance session at the Centre. Alf gets his friends at the Town Hall to contact Statham. Brian is embarrassed when the drinkers at The Rovers give Liz the cold shoulder. Statham is told by shop-keeping Councillors, who advertise with the Recorder, that they are angry at Ken's editing. He accuses Ken of upsetting influential people. Ken tells Alf he's not going to be blackmailed by him; he will continue to criticise him for not doing his job. Gail leaves the children with Ivy whilst she has her hair done. She is annoyed to find Brian and Liz playing with Nicky when she returns. Brian is left alone with Sarah for a minute and can't help cooing over her.moreless
  • Wed 18 Mar, 1987
    Wed 18 Mar, 1987
    Episode 22
    Hugh Ridley calls on Bet and tells her the Rovers is definitely going to be a tenancy. She is stunned that they have received an application for the tenancy. Bet accuses him of kicking her out and becomes aggressive. Alan shows off his musical skills on the Rovers' piano. Bet's contract is up in four weeks and knows the brewery won't renew it. Alf is furious to find Ken has cut his letter to a minimum in the paper. He accuses Ken of editing it towards his own means and tells him it's his turn to turn nasty. Bet explains her situation to Alec and asks him to lend her the £12,000. He tells her he'd want 10% interest on it and they agree. He tells her he doesn't want the brewery to know about the arrangement. Betty think Bet's out of her mind borrowing money from Alec. Alec gives Bet a cheque for £12,000. Alf decides to contact Statham and tell him Ken is using the Recorder to further his own political career.moreless
  • Mon 16 Mar, 1987
    Mon 16 Mar, 1987
    Episode 21
    Alf writes to 'the editor' at the Recorder answering the damaging letters against him, putting the record straight. Audrey is furious that Brian is having a ball whilst Gail struggles with dirty nappies. Deirdre enjoys seeing the new caddish side of Ken, it reminds her of Billy and Ray. Alec assures Bet he can afford to lend her the money. She thanks him but tells him she can't accept the money; it's too much money. Ken accepts Alf's letter and promises to print it. The brewery isn't happy when Bet tells them she doesn't want the tenancy. George Newton tells her she's not positive enough and tells her he no longer wants a manager at the Rovers, it must be a tenancy.moreless
  • Wed 11 Mar, 1987
    Wed 11 Mar, 1987
    Episode 20
    Ivy tells Brian he should be ashamed of himself - everything he's done has been wrong. She tries to stop him leaving by washing all his shirts. Bet entertains her bank manager, Mr Pollard. He tells her that the repayments would be around £300 a month on a £12,000 loan. She realises she'd have no money to live on. Alf reads in the Recorder that Ken has put a load of letters slamming him in the letter page. Alf tells Deirdre that from now on the gloves are off. Brian packs and leaves, asking Ivy to let him get on with his life. Audrey is stunned when Ivy tells her Brian has moved in with Liz. Ivy feels she's lost her husband, her son, her daughter-in-law and her grandchildren. She feels she has nothing left. Alec tells Bet he could lend her money.moreless
  • Mon 9 Mar, 1987
    Mon 9 Mar, 1987
    Episode 19
    Alec returns from touring Spain with a cabaret package. Brian returns from Scotland. Ken decides to stand for the Labour party and tells Alf he'll be opposing him in the elections. Bet asks the bank for a loan of £12,000 as she has £3,000 saved. Liz tries to win Ivy over, saying she's not a scarlet woman. Ivy tells her that in her eyes, Brian will always be married to Gail. Alec tells Bet it's a good idea to buy the tenancy. Alf and Ken agree on a good clean fight in the elections. Brian stuns Ivy by telling her he's going to move in with Liz.moreless
  • Wed 4 Mar, 1987
    Wed 4 Mar, 1987
    Episode 18
    Deirdre suffers bad atmosphere at work and is caught up in the row between Ken and Alf. Rita tells Mavis she needs her and doesn't want her to leave the Kabin. Mavis feels humble. Deirdre makes Alf see she had nothing to do with Ken's article. Rita stands by Mavis and tells Alan that the Kabin is her business and she doesn't want him to get involved in it. Jenny is upset at her party when Martin snubs her for Edwina. Mavis is pleased that she's sorted things out with Rita. The local labour party asks Ken to contest the ward in the elections, opposing Alf.moreless
  • Mon 2 Mar, 1987
    Mon 2 Mar, 1987
    Episode 17
    Jenny plans a party for her 16th, hoping she can re-interest Martin in her. Rita doesn't know how to handle Mavis. Ken takes a complaint from a local resident about a garage taking over the place and upsetting everyone. She tells him the Council won't help her. Mavis is certain Alan is after her job and Rita is under his thumb. Alf is furious to read Ken criticising Councillors for not being interested in the people they represent. Jenny talks Terry and Curly into letting her hold the party in the Yard. Alf rows with Ken for saying the Independents aren't doing their jobs properly. He tells Ken the article is libelous and accuses him of stabbing him in the back. Ken maintains it is fair comment. Alan installs the video library. Rita makes Mavis see they're stupid to fall out over men. She assures her that Alan is no threat to her. Mavis is let down by Derek after cooking a meal for him as he has to go to the ballet with Angela. Mavis feels lonely and confused. Rita tells her it won't be the last time Derek will let her down. Mavis tells her it's obvious she doesn't like Derek - or her. She refuses to stay where she's not wanted and resigns.moreless
  • Wed 25 Feb, 1987
    Wed 25 Feb, 1987
    Episode 16
    Alan is surprised to find it's Rita's birthday as she didn't tell him. He agrees to cook her a special meal. Bet goes to the brewery about taking over the tenancy. Vera is upset that she laid into Jack. She blames Dulcie for luring Terry into her web and marches off to Dulcie's. The brewery wants £15,000 for the tenancy of the Rovers. Bet becomes despondent. Vera confronts Dulcie and tells her to keep her hands off Terry. She calls her a trollop. Dulcie tells her to keep Terry and randy Jack out of her life because she's sick of them both. Vera is horrified. She confronts Jack, calling him a rat. She throws him out of the house and chucks his clothes out of the window. Alan is annoyed when Derek pompously tells him the video trade will soon be dead. Alan turns on him and says he's sick of him telling him what to do. Jack tells Vera that Dulcie made his life a misery, always after him. He says he couldn't tell her the truth as Vera wouldn't believe him. He points out Dulcie is jealous of their happy marriage. Vera feels awful and apologises. Mavis spoils Rita's birthday meal by telling her she's upset by Alan making Derek feel humiliated. She accuses Rita of trying to get rid of her and pushing her out of the Kabin. She tells her she's had enough - she's leaving the Kabin and the flat.moreless
  • Mon 23 Feb, 1987
    Mon 23 Feb, 1987
    Episode 15
    Jack realises Terry must have been seeing Dulcie. Terry admits he's right but doesn't see there's anything he can do. Jack orders him to confess to Vera, but Terry doesn't want to. Terry realises Dulcie is Jack's bit on the side and feels sick. Rita is worried to hear Alan has threatened Derek. The brewery does an audit report at the Rovers. Vera throws Jack's clothes at him at the Rovers, threatening him to change the locks. Jack threatens to tell Froggat about Terry seeing Dulcie. ALAN: (about Mavis and Derek) "Those two are away in the woods somewhere. Gathering daisies." The brewery tells Bet they want her to make more profits. Vera packs Jack's bags. Terry is forced to confess to her that he's been seeing Dulcie. He tells her Dulcie seduced him. Vera is ashamed of him and tells Jack she's sorry. Bet doesn't like having the brewery on her back all the time, she wants the tenancy.moreless
  • Wed 18 Feb, 1987
    Wed 18 Feb, 1987
    Episode 14
    Terry spends the morning in Dulcie's bed. Alan installs an electric till at the Kabin. Mavis feels left out of all the new arrangements. Ralph Froggatt is suspicious of the 'Duckworth & Watt' van outside the house and knows Dulcie is canoodling with someone. Brian gets emotional when he sees Gail with Sarah Louise but can't bring himself to express his feelings. Rita tries to convince Mavis that Alan is not trying to push her out of things. Derek introduces himself to Alan and tells him Mavis fears he's taking over the Kabin in the same way he's taken over Rita. Alan is furious and tells Derek to keep out of his affairs and to tell that to his "bit on the side" Mavis. Gail tells Audrey that Sarah is definitely Brian's baby but swears her to secrecy. Brian tells Ian he was upset to see the baby and wants to get away. He plans to go fishing in Scotland but upsets her by saying he'll take Liz with him. Ralph confronts Jack in the Rovers and thumps him for playing around with Dulcie.moreless
  • Mon 16 Feb, 1987
    Mon 16 Feb, 1987
    Episode 13
    Gail leaves hospital with Sarah Louise. Selling door to door in Cromwell Street, Terry meets Dulcie. She takes a shine to him and invites him in. He can't believe his luck. Mavis is annoyed to find Alan has talked Rita into shutting down the record section in favour of a video library. She feels that Alan is taking over and taking her for granted. She summons Derek and tells him she needs his help to deal with Alan; he's the man in her life and she has no one else to turn to.moreless
  • Wed 11 Feb, 1987
    Wed 11 Feb, 1987
    Episode 12
    Terry makes Curly see it pays to lie abit in order to sell their wares. Rita publicly announces that Alan is her 'common law husband'. Hilda is worried that Tom fancies her. He tells her about an over 60's club holiday to Rhyl he's going on. He invites her to go on the holiday. He assures her it would all be responsible and above board. She agrees. Emily is shocked to discover Curly is telling housewives he's unemployed to get them to buy his goods. She tells Curly she's disgusted and disappointed in him.moreless
  • Mon 9 Feb, 1987
    Mon 9 Feb, 1987
    Episode 11
    Alan pays Rita £1,500 for her car. BETTY: "If you're not being talked about in this pub, love, you're not worth serving." Terry gets a load of household goods to sell door to door. Alan and Rita are amused by the resident's reaction to him spending the night at her house. Rita tells him to give them something to talk about - pay off his hotel and move in. Curly is stunned by Terry's tactics as he sells the goods with hard luck stories of struggling on the dole. Jenny is delighted that Alan and Rita are going to live together. Tom apologises to Hilda and they are reconciled. Alan moves into No. 7 and spends his first night with Rita.moreless
  • Wed 4 Feb, 1987
    Wed 4 Feb, 1987
    Episode 10
    Gail feels helpless watching Sarah in the incubator. Martin finds in hard to cope at the cafe with Phyllis off and Gail in hospital. Percy helps him out. AUDREY: "Brian's as sensitive as a marble headstone." Ian has a blood test at the hospital to see if he's Sarah's father. Brian worries about Gail and Sarah but refuses to visit them. Ian's blood test proves he isn't Sarah's father. He tells Gail he's afraid Brian is the father. She asks him not to tell anyone else. Phyllis takes Edwina on at the cafe as she doesn't want to work with Percy. Ken and Mike are uncomfortable as they eat together. Ian returns to Australia. Audrey is furious that Alf let him go. Mike and Ken agree to disagree about business matters. Gail swears she'll get by on her own with her children.moreless
  • Mon 2 Feb, 1987
    Mon 2 Feb, 1987
    Episode 9
    Gail's contractions are slowed down as the doctor tries to delay labour. Ian hopes that she'll want him around once the baby is born. Gail's contractions get worse and she is rushed to the delivery room. Audrey encourages Ian to hang around the hospital to prove to Gail that he cares and Brian doesn't. Ivy waits at the hospital with Audrey. The news that Gail is in labour unites them. They fear the baby won't be alright. Susan apologises to Ken for stretching the truth over the fire. Gail gives birth to a girl. She calls her Sarah Louise. She is too small and has to go into the baby care unit in an incubator. Susan talks the Barlows into coming to dinner. Ivy feels Gail should have Sarah baptised in case she dies. Brian has no plans to visit either Gail or Sarah.moreless
  • Wed 28 Jan, 1987
    Wed 28 Jan, 1987
    Episode 8
    Hilda is horrified that Tom put Dr Lowther off. Ian wants to talk to Brian so he doesn't return to Australia feeling like a coward. Ken prints the article about Susan and the Norbury children. Hilda tells Tom she doesn't want him interfering in her life. She fears the Lowthers will think she's let them down. Brian tells Gail he won't let her take Nicky to Australia. She tells him she's turned Ian down. Ken hears from the Chief Fire Officer, discovering there was only a little fire. He accuses Susan of exaggerating the story to sell her clothes. He's sickened that she hasn't got any standards any more. Ian calls on Gail to say goodbye whilst Brian is there. Ian apologises to Brian but Brian accuses him of ruining his life. He tells Ian there's no way he's taking his son from him and thumps him. Gail becomes distraught and suffers stomach pains. Dr Lowther tells Hilda it's obvious they've been working her too hard and tells her to rest; they can't do without her. Ian calls for an ambulance when Gail realises the baby is on its way at thirty-five weeks. She struggles to keep calm. Ian goes with her to the hospital.moreless
  • Mon 26 Jan, 1987
    Mon 26 Jan, 1987
    Episode 7
    Gail is furious that Audrey wrote to Ian. He blames himself for the Tilsley's break up. He tells her he'll do whatever she wants him to do. She tells him to go home - she doesn't need him. He offers to marry her but she doesn't want him; she can cope on her own. She doesn't love him. Sally gets Tom to visit Hilda to cheer her up. Audrey can't believe Gail has turned Ian's proposal down. She tells her she's stupid. Tom asks Hilda out to a Co-op dance. She wants to go but isn't sure about his feelings. Audrey lets Ian stay at No. 11. She tells him to work on Gail; she'll accept him in the end. Ivy calls on Audrey and finds Ian there. She is furious to see him and tells him he'll get his comeuppance. Hilda agrees to go dancing. Dr. Lowther calls to see if she can help out at a party he's holding. Tom tells him Hilda is going dancing with him. Ivy tells Brian Ian is back.moreless
  • Wed 21 Jan, 1987
    Wed 21 Jan, 1987
    Episode 6
    Susan reads about a house fire in the Gazette which has left a young family homeless. She sees an opportunity to get some publicity. Rita feels Alan has a cheek when she learns from Mavis that Alan is going to return to Dubai and expects her to look after Jenny. She accuses Alan of taking her for granted. She tells him she likes looking after Jenny as she makes her feel young. He apologises to her for upsetting her and is relieved when she finds the situation amusing. Susan has her photograph taken presenting the fire children with Hopscotch clothes. She gives Ken the picture and a covering article, telling him it's a human interest story. She tells him that one of the children led the family to safety through the flames. Ken is interested as the Gazette did not mention this. Rita tells Alan she loves him but wants to keep her independence. She tells him if he doesn't return to Dubai she'd like him to move in with her at No. 7. Gail is stunned when Ian arrives on her doorstep.moreless
  • Mon 19 Jan, 1987
    Mon 19 Jan, 1987
    Episode 5
    Gail receives her decree nisi. She is upset and breaks down in tears. Martin comforts her. Susan asks Ken for discount on an advertisment. He refuses to give her discount just because she's his daughter; he knows Mike will be paying. Gail realises she was happy married to Brian and now feels abandoned. She doesn't know what's to become of her. Mike refuses to let Susan spend another £200 on advertising, telling her she's over budget. Susan feels both Ken and Mike are pathetic for not having faith in her. Alan entertains Rita at his hotel. He tells her he's not going back to Dubai and asks her to marry him. She tells him she doesn't want to commit herself to marriage again. She wants to go on as they are. He doesn't understand; he didn't think she could be choosey as she's getting on. She is hurt.moreless
  • Wed 14 Jan, 1987
    Wed 14 Jan, 1987
    Episode 4
    Alan tells Rita it's obvious she can't control Jenny as Jenny can so easily lie to her. He drags Jenny and Martin to the police station and makes them tell the truth. Gail tells Audrey she doesn't want Ian to know anything about the baby. The police give Jenny and Martin a dressing down, listing the offences they have committed. They are frightened when they are threatened with legal action. Vera gives Alf £100 to not call the police. He takes the money before telling the Duckworths he's not pressing charges. The police agree to drop the crash case if Rita won't press charges. She agrees to drop the whole matter. Alan swears he'll give her the £1,500 he earned in Dubai in compensation. Audrey writes to Ian, telling him about Gail's pregnancy and divorce.moreless
  • Mon 12 Jan, 1987
    Mon 12 Jan, 1987
    Episode 3
    Vera is upset when Terry confesses to robbing Alf. Whilst telling him he deserves all he gets, she pleads with Alf not to inform the police. Audrey feels that Ian should be told about Gail's pregnancy as he might be able to help. Rita is delighted when Alan returns on leave. She tells him about the car crash and how Jenny covered up for Martin speeding. Knowing that Alan has an aggressive streak, Martin worries when he hears of his return. Hilda is hurt that Terry lied to her over the break in and tells him she's disappointed in him. Alf decides not to report Terry to the police but refuses to tell the Duckworths as he wants to make them sweat. Alan goes for Martin, accusing him of nearly killing Jenny. Jenny breaks down and confesses she was driving the car.moreless
  • Wed 7 Jan, 1987
    Wed 7 Jan, 1987
    Episode 2
    Jenny agrees to help Gail out at the cafe but Rita refuses to let her; she doesn't want her going anywhere near Martin. Hilda confronts the lads and Sally and demands to know what's been going on. Terry swears he doesn't know anything about the break in. Martin is discharged. Rita rows with him for wrecking her car and nearly killing Jenny. She tells him to stay out of Jenny's life. Jenny is upset. Alf decides to inform the police about finding the box. Hilda is upset that she's involved. Martin calls on Jenny in secret. She wants to continue seeing him but he thinks she's too much trouble. She convinces him that they have to see each other until the police stop their enquiries. Kevin hates seeing Hilda worried and tells Terry he has to do something; for Hilda's sake. Terry tells Alf he broke into the shop. He apologises and tells him he was drunk and says he'll pay for all the damage. Alf still feels the police should be brought in.moreless
  • Mon 5 Jan, 1987
    Mon 5 Jan, 1987
    Episode 1
    Terry is very hungover and can't remember anything. When Curly tells him about the shop break in he realises he did it. Rita wonders how the car turned over as Martin wasn't drunk. Curly and the Websters worry for Hilda's sake as there's a load of drink left over. They tell her they've returned them to the people who bought them. Terry empties the booze down the drain. Hilda is furious when Alf insinuates the thief was one of her party guests. Rita feels Jenny is lying to cover up for Martin speeding. Alf recognises one of his boxes in Hilda's bin. He takes it as evidence.moreless