Coronation Street - Season 41

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


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  • Sun 31 Dec, 2000
    Sun 31 Dec, 2000
    Episode 216
    New Year's Eve: David celebrates his 'official' birthday. Audrey is upset because this is the anniversary of Alf's death. Deirdre tells Ken she is not at all happy with Peter's behavior. Danny tells Gail that he wants to ask Sally to marry him. Sarah tells Martin she is going to see Glen again, he seems fine about this. Dev gives Deirdre a bouquet of roses but is surprised by her cold response. Ken refuses to lie for Peter, Peter storms off. Danny catches David and his friends burning plastic toys, this marks an end to the birthday party. Glen comes round and Sarah officially introduces him to Bethany. Everyone in the Rovers wishes Natalie good luck and gives her a leaving gift. Glen tries to push things with Sarah. Emily and Norris have dinner with Anthony and Rita, Amanda turns up unannounced with Isabel, Anthony's wife. Danny proposes to Sally in the Rovers while everyone else bids farewell to Natalie. Natalie leaves in a taxi and doesn't look back.moreless
  • Fri 29 Dec, 2000
    Fri 29 Dec, 2000
    Episode 215
    Janice is worried she'll get the sack, but Mike lets her off with a warning. Deirdre overhears Dev making a restaurant reservation and thinks it is for her. Peter Hartnell visits Roy and Hayley and warns them that if they try and see Wayne again their application may be rejected. Danny admits to Sally that he found Christmas because he felt left out. Sally promises to make sure he never feels this again, but he is not convinced. Peter crashes Ken's car but he has a driving ban so gave Ken's name at the accident scene and asks him to lie to prevent him from going to jail. Jack and Vera leave for their three week cruise. Deirdre is humiliated when Geena turns up for a date with Dev instead of her. Les is angry that he and Janice were not chosen for the bar manager position.moreless
  • Wed 27 Dec, 2000
    Wed 27 Dec, 2000
    Episode 214
    Rebecca tries to convince Martin to leave Gail and the children. Sally confronts Kevin and tells him they will never get back together. Fred, Mike and Duggie hold interviews for the bar manager's position. Ken asks Deirdre if they should go to Scotland with Peter, Deirdre tells him that this would not be a good idea. Sarah sees Martin with Rebecca. Les gives Janice a surprise present; an interview for the bar manager position. Hayley and Roy take a present to the Home for Wayne, but are not allowed to give it to him, though Shirley does take it anyway. Wayne sees this. Martin rejects Rebecca's offer and she leaves. They are both very upset. Liz gets the job as bar manager.moreless
  • Tue 26 Dec, 2000
    Tue 26 Dec, 2000
    Episode 213
    Rita invites Emily and Norris to spend New Year with her and Anthony. Roy and Hayley are both upset at seeing Wayne returned to the Children's Home. Sally is suspicious of Natalie's motives towards Kevin. Martin visits Rebecca. She admits that had he not turned up, she would not have gone to look for him. Although she tries desperately to hide her feelings for him, it is too much, she breaks down and they end up sleeping together. Gail tells Sally and Rita that Christmas was a success with Martin, she is confident that their relationship has turned a corner. Sally confronts Natalie about her relationship with Kevin. Natalie is so annoyed, she tells Sally she knows that she and Kevin slept together before he and Alison got married. This embarrasses and hurts Sally so she leaves. Martin asks Rebecca to quit he job in Dubai which she won't do, she then asks Martin to go back with her.moreless
  • Mon 25 Dec, 2000
    Mon 25 Dec, 2000
    Episode 212
    Roy manages to get Wayne to open up slightly about why he is in the Home, but when Hayley announces she has contacted his mother he looks miserable. Alex Swinton, Wayne's mother's boyfriend, comes to collect Wayne, he is full of false charm and Wayne is obviously uncomfortable around him. Janice melts when Les gives her an emerald ring. From their window Roy sees Alex hit Wayne. Roy confronts him and demands that Wayne stays with them. Alex backs down for the time being and leaves. Kevin gets upset by something Natalie says that reminds him of Alison. He admits to Natalie that he feels guilty about her death because he slept with Sally on the night before their wedding. Vera comes home and is amazed at the new kitchen and is even more stunned when Jack presents her with tickets for a three week Caribbean cruise. The atmosphere is tense at Ken and Deirdre's, Liz storms out after a comment from Peter. Roy, Hayley and Wayne enjoy the short amount of time they have together. Andrea and Paul turn up to see Vera and Jack. Shirley arrives to take Wayne back to the Home. Martin and Gail agree to give David an 'official' birthday, this year on New Year's Eve and after that the 25th of June. Martin and Gail are both very relaxed and happy around each other. Kevin kisses Natalie but they both agree that they should be just good friends. Roy and Hayley take Wayne back to the Home, he is obviously miserable, and they are unhappy about leaving him there. Jason, Eileen's son turns up at the Battersby's and is introduced to Dennis. Martin goes to see Rebecca, but from outside sees her kiss someone else, so he leaves.moreless
  • Sun 24 Dec, 2000
    Sun 24 Dec, 2000
    Episode 211
    Ashley practices his best man speech and Maxine nags him about drinking. Roy feels guilty about the boy who broke in, wishing he could have helped. Martin phones Carol to try and get in touch with Rebecca, they arrange to meet. Roy sees Wayne in the builder's yard, he invites him in for some food. Curly and Emma's wedding is a success. Deirdre catches the bouquet. Roy and Hayley take Wayne home so he can have a bath. As Roy phones the police, Wayne overhears and tries to run away, Roy and Hayley talk to him and find out he lives in a Children's Home, but has just run away from his mother's where he was to spend Christmas. Martin and Carol talk, Martin realises Rebecca is staying with Carol. Peter chats up Karen in the Rovers.moreless
  • Fri 22 Dec, 2000
    Fri 22 Dec, 2000
    Episode 210
    Janice and Les get a Christmas card from Leanne - she is waitressing in Sydney and will not be back for Christmas. This puts Janice in a bad mood, she wants to cancel Christmas. Duggie convinces Mike that they should form an alliance against Fred, Fred then tries the same with Mike later. Martin sees Rebecca in a store, he tries to speak to her but she disappears. Les decorates the outside of their house to cheer up Janice. Glen visits Sarah and tells her he doesn't mind about Bethany, he asks her out. After his stag night in the Rovers, Curly is arrested for being drunk and disorderly however, this turns out to be a practical joke by Emma. A young boy, Wayne, breaks into the café to steal food, he runs away before Roy can catch him. Martin makes up his mind to find Rebecca and talk to her.moreless
  • Wed 20 Dec, 2000
    Wed 20 Dec, 2000
    Episode 209
    Sarah and Candice meet in the Kabin, the atmosphere between them is icy. Candice invites Sarah to come to the Christmas party but she rejects the offer. Candice tells Sarah she is pathetic and nothing but a misery. Fred, Mike and Duggie draw straws to see who should be licensee, Fred is unhappy when Duggie is picked. Natalie tells Liz and Betty that she will move to the Cotswolds until the baby is born. She is planning on leaving on New Year's Eve. Kevin is upset at the thought of Natalie leaving, Natalie is touched by this sentiment. Peter tells Ken and Deirdre that he will visit Susan at New Year rather than Christmas, because of this Liz says she will not come round on Christmas day. Martin says he will spend Christmas with his family after all. Fred, Mike and Duggie cannot agree on anything regarding the Rovers. Charlie goes round to the Platt's to complain about noise, she ends up trying to advise Sarah about Bethany and school.moreless
  • Mon 18 Dec, 2000
    Mon 18 Dec, 2000
    Episode 208
    Peter moves into the flat. Toyah and Liz are concerned about their jobs when Mike, Fred and Duggie take over. Tyrone is embarrassed about running away and will not speak to Maria about it. Mike asks Betty to come back to the Rovers, she only agrees after she bargains for a pay rise and a holiday. Duggie turns up in the Rovers with a reporter and a photographer to do a story for the local newspaper about saving the pub however he ignores Fred and Mike, much to their disgust. Audrey talks to Sarah about Glen. Peter asks Ken if he can borrow his car to visit Susan in Scotland for Christmas, Ken is unsure but does agree. Deirdre asks Liz to spend Christmas day with them. Blanche insults Natalie, Natalie gets very angry and storms off claiming she cannot wait to get away from Weatherfield and people like Blanche. Sarah and Candice have a slight row, Candice stomps out.moreless
  • Sun 17 Dec, 2000
    Sun 17 Dec, 2000
    Episode 207
    Martin comes round to see Gail and tells her what Sarah did. In her determination to become a 'good parent' Maxine pours out all their alcohol. Ken tells Deirdre that it is not likely that Peter will move out before Christmas. Tyrone's eighteenth birthday, Maria gives him a watch, Kevin gives him a rise. Dev offers Deirdre the flat above the shop for Peter to move into, they hug and this is witnessed by Duggie. Sarah is convinced that no one will ever want to go out with her. Peter accepts the flat, but somewhat reluctantly. Liz is also unhappy about this, she would rather see him move away completely. Tyrone and Maria have a special meal together, Maria has also booked them into a hotel for the night, but just as they are signing in Tyrone runs away. Gail asks Martin to come round for Christmas dinner, but he has to work. Liz is offered the position of bar manager when the Rovers becomes the Boozy Newt. Linda convinces the men to speak to Natalie about buying the Rovers, she agrees, subject to contract.moreless
  • Fri 15 Dec, 2000
    Fri 15 Dec, 2000
    Episode 206
    David continues to manipulate Sarah. Liz tells Deirdre about Peter, this is the fuel Deirdre needs to do something about him. Duggie asks Dev to become his financial partner so they can buy the Rovers, but Dev turns him down. Deirdre confronts Peter, Ken overhears and tries to question Peter, but Peter storms out. Deirdre tells Ken about Liz. Ken tells Deirdre to be more understanding, in return Deirdre accuses Ken of being nave. Mr Hartnell visits Ray and Hayley and tells them their fostering chances have not been jeopardized. He tells them that they are just the sort of candidates he is looking for. They are touched to hear this. Sarah leaves Bethany with Martin so that she can meet Glen. She lies to Martin and says she is going to meet Candice. Martin is disappointed as he was looking forward to spending time with her. He later notices the lights go off in Gail's house, thinking there are burglars he goes over, instead he finds Sarah and Glen. Martin confronts her and announces to Glen that Bethany is her daughter. Martin is angry with Sarah and Glen leaves in a confused state. Sarah is very upset and pleads with Martin not to tell Gail. Maxine and Ashley get drunk despite their no drinking policy. Duggie gets Fred and Mike drunk and convinces them to become equal partners in buying over the Rovers.moreless
  • Wed 13 Dec, 2000
    Wed 13 Dec, 2000
    Episode 205
    Roy does not turn up to open the cafe. Candice tries to convince Sarah to come clean, but she refuses. Natalie meets with Max Dale who tells her the pub will need a complete overhaul and a cut in price of £5,000. She accepts, but is not happy about it. Hayley tries to find Roy. She is worried because he was not at home. She finds him on his own at the boating lake. He is frustrated and upset because he told Mr Hartnell that Hayley had left him. Hayley admits that she has been lost without Roy. They make up and go home together. Liz refuses to sign the petition to save the Rovers. Peter Barlow gets drunk in the Rovers and tries to kiss Liz, when she refuses he gets nasty, but she manages to force him out.moreless
  • Mon 11 Dec, 2000
    Mon 11 Dec, 2000
    Episode 204
    At work Roy is obviously distracted by his row with Hayley. Toyah convinces him to speak to her. Sally tells Kevin that Natalie is selling the Rovers. It is implied that Sally thinks Natalie is getting what she deserves. Hayley tells Janice and Karen that she thinks her and Roy's differences cannot be resolved. Ken suggests a campaign to save to Rovers. Natalie and Kevin discuss her plans to move, he seems to be the only one to understand her situation. Roy turns up at the factory with flowers for Hayley, although she agrees to meet him later, she leaves him with the flowers. Peter and Linda have a confrontation in the Rovers, he warns her Mike is poison. Liz asks Natalie if she could put her name forward as the new bar manager. David interrupts Sarah and Glen kissing, he realises that Glen doesn't know about Bethany and their parents don't know about Glen, he uses this to have power over Sarah. Hayley goes to see Roy in the cafe but a leaking tap distracts him, she leaves frustrated. Then Peter Hartnell arrives to discuss the fostering process, Roy ends up telling him everything.moreless
  • Sun 10 Dec, 2000
    Sun 10 Dec, 2000
    Episode 203
    Fred is in an exceptionally good mood due to the defeat of the council but is taken aback when Roy does not share this sentiment. Duggie tells Fred the paperwork was fake, used to buy them time. Hayley stayed the night with Alma, she is obviously upset. Natalie announces that she is selling the Rovers. Les is left scrubbing the surveyor's marks off of the street, much to his annoyance, but to the pleasure of the nest of the street. Les overhears Ken and Duggie talking about the fake paperwork. He also makes a joke about Hayley and Roy reacts violently. Once Les has gone, Roy realises just how upset he is. Roy goes to Alma's to look for Hayley, she is not there. He admits his feelings to Alma; he can't bear to be without Hayley. Les tries to bribe Ken and Duggie about the road but they are able to call his bluff because they now have the official preservation statement. Betty is furious about Natalie's plans to let the Rovers become the Boozy Newt and so announces to all the customers that Natalie is selling up, quits, then storms out.moreless
  • Fri 8 Dec, 2000
    Fri 8 Dec, 2000
    Episode 202
    The demonstrators arrive early in the morning to find that Les is the only representative of the tarmacking team. Vera is still unconscious but is described as critical but stable, so Tyrone and Maria convince Jack to go home and rest. Audrey is all set for her lunch date with Prince Charles. Hayley is still desperate to talk with Roy about their differing views on her sexuality, but Roy is only keen to help with the demo. Tyrone and Maria panic about Vera's worsening state and phone Curly while he is in the Kabin. Norris eaves-drops in on Curly's telephone call and thinks Vera has died. Natalie spends the day with the brewery who want to buy the Rovers to transform it into a theme pub. She also overhears Liz and Geena pity her situation as a single mother with a pub to run. Jack reads Vera's letter aloud to Curly, which is a confession about an affair casting doubt on Terry's father. Jack confesses that he knew all along about the affair, but is confident that he is the father. They are joined by a devastated Emily who announces that Vera has died. They rush to the hospital to find out that she is alive, but still unconscious. Norris breaks the news of Vera's death to the rest of the Rovers, before Curly arrives back to reassure everyone that she is still alive. The demo takes a turn for the worse when Audrey announces that the council has an injunction to stop the protesters. Ken and Duggie create a fake preservation order. Terry arrives at the hospital but is told to leave by Jack. He stays to see Vera wake from her coma. The police break up the demo but Eileen and Dennis lead a convoy of taxis down the street to form a blockade. Peter Barlow turns up and isn't surprised to find that his dad Ken is leading the demonstration. He announces that he's left the navy and has split up with his wife. Hayley is devastated to hear that Roy doesn't see her as a real woman. She realises that she can't live with someone who doesn't accept her as a woman, packs her bags and leaves. Roy is shattered. The ruckus in the street convinces Natalie that a pub is no place to bring up a child, and she tells Geena that she is moving on. Duggie's fake preservation order arrives. The dubious police force the tarmackers to go. Ken makes a speech to the celebrating residents about tradition, community and to lead everyone in a toast for the Street.moreless
  • Wed 6 Dec, 2000
    Wed 6 Dec, 2000
    Episode 201
    Les confides to Janice that the tarmacing will commence later that day, which Janice and Toyah relay to the rest of the residents. Ken rallies the residents into forming a protest, and investigates getting a preservation order for the cobbles from Northern Heritage. Duggie has 'Save Our Street' t-shirts printed and hands them out free of charge - much to everyone's surprise. The Duckworths prepare for Vera's operation, with the Claytons full of gratitude for Vera's sacrifice. Jack and Vera say their tearful goodbyes as Vera is wheeled into the operating theatre. Natalie has a visitor from the brewery, offering staff and training for the Rovers. Audrey is worried that she'll be blamed for the tarmacing of the cobbles, but is too busy preparing for a visit to Weatherfield by Prince Charles. Roy and Hayley have another visit from Mr Hartnell from the fostering agency. He quizzes them on Hayley's transexualism, but Roy's blunt responses, describing Hayley as a misfit, upset her. After the meeting Hayley wants to discuss the issue, but Roy is too distracted by saving the cobbles. The residents form a barricade to stop the tarmackers gaining access to the street. There is a stand off, with both sides pledging not to give up the fight. Jack is sitting with Vera waiting for her to come round after the operation when she suffers an allergic reaction to the anaesthetic.moreless
  • Mon 4 Dec, 2000
    Mon 4 Dec, 2000
    Episode 200
    Ken receives a letter from the council telling him the road resurfacing has been brought forward. Curly and Emma discuss honeymoon arrangements; they plan to go to New York. Vera prepares to have her tests done. Tyrone is tense about Vera's tests but Curly tells him he is no use to anyone in the state he is in. Maxine is determined to get pregnant. She buys a bundle of magazines in the hope they will give her fertility advice, she also speaks to Matt about this. One possibility is to give up alcohol, this idea stuns Ashley. Ken tries to rally support for a residents meeting. Curly convinces Vera to let Jack know about her apprehensions. Les tells Janice that everyone is petitioning in vain as he has been put on the team to resurface the street and they start this week. Vera's tests are positive. She hands Jack a letter/will, he doesn't want it because he doesn't want to think of life without her.moreless
  • Sun 3 Dec, 2000
    Sun 3 Dec, 2000
    Episode 199
    Jack tries to convince Vera not to go through with the operation. Duggie chases Dev for the money, but Dev can't remember agreeing to anything. Matt and Charlie start to move in. Andy says goodbye to Toyah; she is going to miss him. Maxine is in a particularly good mood because she thinks she is pregnant. She and Ashley help Matt and Charlie to move in, although they do not seem keen to have the assistance, Charlie seems unhappy about their new home. However, Maxine seems delighted to have some new friends. Andy is concerned for Steve and tries to convince Steve to move away and make a fresh start but Steve insists that he wants to make a go of Streetcars. He asks Liz if she wants him to stay longer but she says no, so he leaves. Although Jack doesn't agree with Vera's determination he goes to the hospital with her. Deirdre comforts Liz. Maxine's mood changes when she realises she is not pregnant. Liz asks Natalie for her job back.moreless
  • Sat 2 Dec, 2000
    Sat 2 Dec, 2000
    Episode 198
    Liz, Andy and Steve discuss the trial. Steve wants to appeal; he is also looking for someone to blame. Andy tries to convince him that it is no ones fault. Jack and Tyrone go off in search of Terry. Vera is bitter over Terry's actions and turns to Emma for advice. Emma tells her that she has no legal means of getting the money back. Liz visits Jim, she tries to be positive but Jim seems to be past caring. He claims their wedding was a mockery of a ceremony and since they can't be together they should forget the whole thing. Liz is initially stunned but manages to convince him that she wants to be his wife for the rest of her life, as long as he will be her husband. Jack confronts Terry. Terry admits he is a coward, but he cannot return the money as he has already used some of it to pay off debts. Ken and Roy discuss their petition. Ken informs Roy that they may be able to get a preservation order on the whole street but is concerned that the process is not moving quickly enough. Duggie asks Fred for £75 000 to go towards his new contract but Fred says no. He then approaches Dev who says he will consider it if he and his solicitor can see contracts. Vera makes up her mind to donate her own kidney.moreless
  • Fri 1 Dec, 2000
    Fri 1 Dec, 2000
    Episode 197
    Andrea convinces Terry to see Paul before the operation, but it is clear that Terry is unhappy. Later, Vera tells Terry she is very proud of him. Geena and Dev arrange another date, Deirdre is jealous of their relationship. John Harris briefs Jim before going to court. He tells Jim he should get no more than twelve months. Terry forces Jack to deposit £25 000 in his bank account by threatening not to go through with the operation. Although Jack calls Terry despicable for this, he still gives in. Duggie is positive about an up and coming deal with the council. Liz, Andy, Steve, Natalie, Deirdre and Blanche all go to see Jim in court. Jim pleads guilty. Terry disappears from his hospital bed. Vera spots him heading towards the taxi rank and questions him. Terry apologizes, gets in a taxi and drives away leaving Vera confused and upset. Jack then tells her about the money and Vera, distraught, calls Terry a monster. Sylvia Monroe, for the prosecution, and John Harris, for the defense, outline their cases. The judge sentences Jim to eight years. Liz is devastated, so too is Margi, Quigley's mother, who thinks Jim should get life. Andy and Steve are shell-shocked; Jim is lost and expressionless.moreless
  • Thu 30 Nov, 2000
    Thu 30 Nov, 2000
    Episode 196
    Andy spends the night with Toyah at the Rovers. Vera's tests show that she is a match for Paul. She ignores Jack's insistence that she is too old to have the operation. Deirdre, Ken, Natalie, Steve, Andy and Kevin attend Jim and Liz's wedding in the prison. As soon as they are married Jim is taken back to his cell. Deirdre hates being back inside the prison. Jack goes back to Terry and offers him money to give his kidney. Terry agrees on £25,000. Vera is delighted when he turns up at the hospital swearing that he would never let his son down. Hayley babysits for Sarah and is stunned when she passes Bethany off as her daughter in front of Glen. Dev is pleased when Geena agrees to go out with him. Andrea is grateful for Terry turning up and is delighted when he is proved to be a match for Paul. Terry prepares for the operation.moreless
  • Wed 29 Nov, 2000
    Wed 29 Nov, 2000
    Episode 195
    Hayley feels she can't have a child as it wouldn't be fair on it to discover that she was once a man. Audrey opens the Health Centre. Gail starts work running the reception. Matt gets to know his patients. Jack calls on Terry and tells him that Paul needs a kidney transplant. He is sickened when Terry refuses to help, saying that Paul is nothing to him. Geena finds Dev attractive and wishes he'd ask her out. Natalie warns her that he's a rat. Vera is emotional when she meets Paul for the first time in hospital. Andrea is comforted by Connie, who tells Vera his condition is worsening. Natalie throws a hen party for Liz. Dev asks Geena out and is disappointed when she turns him down. Andy takes Toyah out clubbing for the night. Roy makes Hayley see they need to put their feelings behind the feelings of a needy child. Rather than tell Vera that Terry won't help, Jack says he couldn't track him down. He is alarmed when she decides that she will give her kidney.moreless
  • Tue 28 Nov, 2000
    Tue 28 Nov, 2000
    Episode 194
    Ken asks Audrey to help stop the tarmacing but she wants rid of the cobbles. Vera searches in vain for Terry. She breaks down, telling Curly about Paul Clayton. Natalie tells the bar staff that she is pregnant and that she won't be telling Vinny. Matt and Charlie Ramsden take out a six month tenancy on no. 6. Charlie isn't taken with the area. Jim is thrilled to see Andy. Roy and Hayley start to have home assessments. Roy feels he's on trial. Hayley is upset when questioned how they would tell a child about her sex change. Toyah takes a fancy to Andy and is pleased when he asks her out. Sarah has to cancel her date with Glen to look after Bethany. Vera is amazed when Emma finds Terry's address on the DVLA database giving it to her in secret.moreless
  • Mon 27 Nov, 2000
    Mon 27 Nov, 2000
    Episode 193
    Gail is stunned to get the receptionist job. Steve is pleased to see Andy back but Andy demands to know what is going on between Liz and Jim. Andy is stunned to hear Jim killed a man and feels the family is a disgrace but Steve urges him to stay around to support Jim. Geena and Sam host the 'Mr & Mrs' contest at the Rovers. Ken determines to fight the tarmacing of the cobbles and rallies the residents. Deirdre and Ken realise Blanche put both their names down for the 'Mr & Mrs' and refuse to take part. Blanche is put out that her plan failed. Maxine is mortified by the answers Ashley gives at the 'Mr & Mrs' contest. Roy and Hayley are talked into taking part and end up winning. Vera and Jack are stunned when Andrea tracks them down and tells them she needs to find Terry as his son, Paul, needs a kidney transplant. Vera is shocked to discover Jack lied to her and that Paul was never adopted. Roy and Hayley are horrified when Les says they can't win as they're both men. Martin stands up for them and a brawl breaks out. Natalie returns in the middle of it.moreless
  • Sun 26 Nov, 2000
    Sun 26 Nov, 2000
    Episode 192
    Janice is amused to discover Eileen and Dennis have spent the night together. Les tries to get the questions for the 'Mr & Mrs' contest off Toyah so he and Janice can win. Anthony decides to sell his house and jag and live with Amanda. He assures Rita that he won't let her come between them. Blanche determines that Ken and Deirdre should win the 'Mr & Mrs' contest, telling them the other put their names down. Liz has doubts about marrying Jim, thinking she's making a fool of herself. Andrea Clayton turns up looking for the Duckworths. She calls at No.9 but Tyrone sends her off, thinking she's after a hand-out. Janice refuses to enter the 'Mr & Mrs' contest knowing Les knows nothing about her. Ken is appalled to hear Audrey telling Fred the Council are planning to tarmac over the cobbles. Liz is thrilled when Andy turns up.moreless
  • Fri 24 Nov, 2000
    Fri 24 Nov, 2000
    Episode 191
    Vera worries that having money will change her and Jack. Maxine decides to enter a Mr and Mrs Contest at the Rovers and forces Ashley to crib up on her. Jim tells Steve he's going to marry Liz with or without his blessing. Steve gives in, realising it will be good for Jim to get married. Jim is pleased when he agrees to be his best man. Sarah doesn't want Glen to know about Sarah so doesn't give him her number. Anthony talks to Emily about how much Rita means to him. She is touched to see him so torn between her and Isabel and advises him to make his feelings known to Rita. Eileen's hopes to get alone with Dennis are thwarted when Les insists on playing cards. Eileen suggests strip poker. Anthony gives Rita he can't give her up, saying loneliness is worse than guilt. He wants her to be happy and urges her to try as he loves her so much. She is touched and agrees to carry on seeing him. Rita tells him she went to see a minister for guidance and was told to listen to her heart. She decides to face the future whatever happens. Les is furious when he loses at strip poker. Janice takes him to bed to leave Eileen and Dennis alone. He feels awkward with her but is pleased when she agrees to stay the night. Vera and Jack give Tyrone £1,000 towards his wedding. He is stunned. Liz is delighted when Steve gives his blessing to the wedding.moreless
  • Wed 22 Nov, 2000
    Wed 22 Nov, 2000
    Episode 190
    The Duckworths make plans to spend their money. Vera demands a new kitchen. The press take a photograph of them being presented with the cheque. Liz is disappointed when Jim tells her they can't marry outside the prison. He is amazed when she feels it doesn't make any difference and wants to go ahead. Sarah decided not to tell Gail about her date with Glen. Eileen goes with Dennis to collect his new bike. They are both frustrated that it's hard for them to be alone together. Glen takes Sarah bowling and for a pizza. She is thrilled when he kisses her. Rita feels that her relationship with Anthony is wrong but Fred assures her no one condemns her. She tells Anthony she can't help feeling guilty about them. He tells her it can't be wrong as they love each other and begs her not to give up on him. She is upset but finishes with him.moreless
  • Mon 20 Nov, 2000
    Mon 20 Nov, 2000
    Episode 189
    Gail gets an interview for a receptionist's job at the Health Centre. Jack bets £100 on a 5-horse accumulator. Rita offers to help Anthony financially but he refuses her money and looks for ways to raise funds. Jim is thrilled that Liz hasn't changed her mind and still wants to marry him. She refuses to wait and tells him they'll marry as soon as they can. As his horses win Jack grows nervous. Vera is furious to discover he's got £5,000 riding on a greyhound. Deirdre is stunned when Liz tells her she's marrying Jim. Anthony realises he'll have to sell the house to pay Isabel's fees. Steve tells Liz she's mad for thinking she can marry Jim as they're always fighting. She is upset he isn't happy for her. Dennis is pleased when Eileen agrees to help him buy a new bike. She is pleased when he kisses her. Sarah is thrilled when Glen asks her out on a date. The Duckworths celebrate when Jack's dog comes in, winning them £60,000.moreless
  • Sun 19 Nov, 2000
    Sun 19 Nov, 2000
    Episode 188
    Hayley feels her needs won't be met through fostering. Maxine wears Ashley out with her sexual demands as she focuses on getting pregnant. He seeks refuge in the shop to sleep. He feels he can't keep up. Janice tries to match-make between Eileen and Dennis but he drags his heels. Geena buys Linda a pregnancy testing kit. She is relieved when it's negative. Rita asks Anthony to keep her out of any decision he makes about Isabel's nursing home. He tells Amanda that thanks to her complaining to George he may have to move Isabel out of the home. Dennis accuses Janice of trying to get him off with Eileen because she feels guilt for dumping him for Les. She tells him that Eileen does genuinely like him. Hayley agrees to foster but warns Roy that she won't rule out adopting. Liz tells Jim she's been missing him for ages and it broke her heart to hear he was with Gwen. Eileen is pleased when Dennis seeks her out to say he'd like to go out with her. Liz stuns Jim by proposing marriage, saying she doesn't want to lose him again. He says yes.moreless
  • Fri 17 Nov, 2000
    Fri 17 Nov, 2000
    Episode 187
    Les is joyful at being back with Janice. His happiness sickens Dennis. Steve suggests Liz crawls back to Milton Keynes and does them all a favour. He is adamant Jim isn't a changed man and they'll be back at each other's throats straightaway. She accuses him of being bitter because he has no one in his life. Les asks Steve to take him on as a cab driver. Steve fobs him off, saying he'll have to qualify. Geena advises Linda to sound Mike out to see if he wants a baby. Janice tells Dennis it's for the best that nothing happened between them. She assures him he'll find a wonderful woman. Les celebrates getting a job at the Council. George tells Anthony that times are hard and he can't afford to sharing the cost of Isabel's home. Geena is fed up when her karaoke night is a flop. Eileen starts the singing off, singing That Ole Devil Called Love to Dennis. Anthony tells Rita that he'll sell his house and business if necessary but he won't give her up.moreless
  • Wed 15 Nov, 2000
    Wed 15 Nov, 2000
    Episode 186
    Dennis feels Les doesn't deserve Janice but tells him that if he wants her back he has to prove he means business. The Mayor fails to arrive to officially open the butcher's shop so Audrey does the honours. Jim is depressed on his birthday and tells Liz she's better off without him. He asks her to walk out of his life again. She insists she loves him and isn't going anywhere. Les tells Janice he's a changed man and is going to get a job. He tells her he hates himself for hurting her and, despite herself, she takes him back. Isabel's brother George confronts Anthony and Rita and accuses Rita of being a home-wrecker. Anthony demands he keeps Rita out of things and is furious when he calls Rita a trollop. Anthony tells Rita they've done nothing to be ashamed of but she feels uncomfortable being the other woman. He tells her he loves her and wants to spend the rest of his life with her. Dennis is upset to see Les and Janice back together. Linda is irritable and snappish. She confides in Geena that she thinks she's pregnant and isn't sure if it's Mike or Mark's baby.moreless
  • Mon 13 Nov, 2000
    Mon 13 Nov, 2000
    Episode 185
    Eileen tries to figure out Janice and Dennis' relationship. She finds him attractive and can't believe Janice doesn't. Steve is horrified when Jim tells him he and Liz may be getting back together. Steve tells him they must be mad to either consider it and that Liz is just leading him on to make him feel better. Hayley and Roy talk to Rita about her experiences as a foster parent. She tells them fostering was better than adoption for her as the children needed her more than she needed them. Ashley and Maxine are delighted when the butcher's shop, Elliott & Son, opens. Toyah warns Les that Dennis is getting his feet under Janice's table and if he doesn't act soon it might be too late. Hayley fears she won't be able to cope with giving foster children back to their parents. Dennis packs, telling Janice he doesn't trust himself being alone with her. She kisses him and begs him to stay. They are interrupted by Les who begs Janice to take him back, saying he loves her and they belong together. Steve asks Liz to leave Jim alone and not mess his life up again. She tells him it's not his business. Janice is confused by her feelings for Dennis and Les. She wishes she could hate Les.moreless
  • Sun 12 Nov, 2000
    Sun 12 Nov, 2000
    Episode 184
    Les is furious at the size of his hotel bill which wipes him out. Alma tells Fred she's disgusted by the way he's ignoring Audrey. She tells him that Audrey's really hurting. Natalie doesn't care where Vinny and Debs have gone so long as she never has to see them again. Liz is appalled to discover Jim has been fighting in prison. Jim is amazed when she tells him she's finished with Michael and wants to be back with him. He tells her he wants her and always has. Roy and Hayley entertain another couple wanting to adopt. She is moved when Roy gets impassioned about the needs of problem children. Audrey tells Fred she doesn't want to lose their friendship and only turned him down because she cares for him. He melts when she twists her ankle on the cobbles and rushes to her aid. Les offers to take Janice out for a meal but she tells him she's not interested. Natalie goes on holiday leaving Liz in charge of the pub. Roy tells Hayley he feels that rather than going for adoption they should be foster parents so they could help many children rather than one. Dennis comforts Janice when she gets upset about not wanting Les back in her life. She feels their marriage is really over. Audrey tells Fred he'll always be a dear friend and she'd be honoured if he'd care for her. Toyah feels sorry for homeless Les and agrees to let him stay overnight at the Rovers. Geena decides to organise a karaoke night at the pub. Janice is stunned when Dennis tells her she's got so much going for her and is a beautiful woman. He kisses her before apologising for over-stepping the mark.moreless
  • Fri 10 Nov, 2000
    Fri 10 Nov, 2000
    Episode 183
    Natalie takes Liz on at the Rovers, as manageress whilst she takes a holiday. Dennis is sickened when Les boasts he intends to find another woman as Janice doesn't want him. Dev asks Deirdre to become his assistant, keeping an eye on all his shops. She is bowled over when he tells her she's an asset. Debs admits to Vinny that she does fancy him. He urges her to forget about Natalie and run away with him. He tells her he thinks she's special. They go to bed but are disturbed by Natalie who attempts to patch things up. Natalie accuses Debs of having no self respect or control. She tells them they're both disgusting. Les wines and dines June at the hotel. Debs packs her bags and is buoyed up by Vinny who insists they can be happy together. She makes plans with her old cruise firm and organises jobs for them both, leaving Southampton at the weekend. He is delighted. Les is affronted when June reveals herself to be a prostitute. He is forced to pay her £50 for her time. Fred shows Ashley round the finished butcher's shop and presents him with the best bacon slicer available. Roy is intrigued to listen to a foster parent talking about her charges. Duggie is stunned to hear Vinny has been collecting rent from his tenants. He is horrified to see Vinny and Debs driving off in a taxi.moreless
  • Wed 8 Nov, 2000
    Wed 8 Nov, 2000
    Episode 182
    Deirdre looks after ill Dev and enjoys making a fuss of him. Alma is delighted for Hayley when she tells her they're going for adoption. Les makes a great show of buying designer clothes and enjoys rubbing Janice's nose in it. Debs begs Natalie to forgive her, wanting to mend their relationship. Natalie tells her she betrayed her and throws her out of the pub in front of the customers. She orders her out of No. 6 and her life. Curly books the church for Christmas Eve and presents Emma with an engagement ring. She is thrilled. Ashley agrees to be his best man. Les chats up a woman, June, at the hotel. He is pleased for himself when she gives him her card. Janice enjoys living alone with Dennis as he treats her with respect. Audrey tries to speak to Fred but he cuts her out of his life. She is sad as she still wants to be his friend. Duggie calls Vinny a loser and a mug for working for so long without pay. Vinny decides to hit back by collecting the rent off Duggie's tenants.moreless
  • Mon 6 Nov, 2000
    Mon 6 Nov, 2000
    Episode 181
    Natalie is devastated by Debs' betrayal and feels she never wants to see her again. Roy worries when Jessica writes him a glowing reference for adoption. He fears it's too complimentary. Liz tells Steve she's split with Michael. Natalie is amazed when Vinny refuses to apologise to her and clears his stuff out of the pub. He accuses her of never thinking of his feelings, saying he doesn't have to justify himself. She tells him she did care for him but he refuses to believe her, telling her she needs to move on as she's still in love with Des. Les decides to spoil himself by booking into an expensive hotel. Fred refuses to talk to Audrey all the way home from France. She is furious to find the Salon is shut. Vinny tells Debs they should salvage something from the mess they're in. He has no regrets and really likes her. She tells him she has no feelings for him and they've done a terrible thing to Natalie. She turns him away and is horrified when Natalie sees him kissing her goodbye on the cheek. Natalie tells them they're welcome to each other.moreless
  • Sun 5 Nov, 2000
    Sun 5 Nov, 2000
    Episode 180
    JANICE: "Having owt to do with our Les is like water skiing down the back of the Titanic. He just brings you right down after him." Dennis feels awkward staying at No. 5 without Les but Janice insists he stays. Debs feels she's made a fool of herself over Duggie. Natalie tells her Duggie is the fool for letting her go. Molly, the practice nurse at the health centre, introduces herself to the residents. Les expects Janice to take him back when he gives her a bunch of flowers. Dennis warns him that his marriage is falling apart. Janice throws the flowers at him, saying she can't bear to look at him. Out at the pictures, Candice and Sarah pick up a couple of boys. Vinny is disappointed when Natalie refuses to give him a job at the Rovers. He accuses her of only wanting him around when it suits her. Jim accuses Liz of running away from Michael. She assures him she's only staying around for him and she loves him. Debs and Vinny share a meal and a bottle of wine together and slag off Duggie and Natalie. Glen Middleham gives Sarah his phone number but Candice is furious when her lad admits to having a girlfriend. Gail tells Martin his departure has kick-started her life. She's looking forward to the future. Vinny and Debs enjoy each other's company and end up kissing. Les convinces himself Janice has thrown him out in favour of Dennis. He brawls with him in the Street, with Janice laying into him, telling him she hates him. Duggie calls on Debs and finds her making love to Vinny. He fights Vinny and tells Natalie what's been happening. Natalie slaps Debs' face.moreless
  • Fri 3 Nov, 2000
    Fri 3 Nov, 2000
    Episode 179
    Sally knocks Duggie down to 25% on the extra rent. He celebrates the piece in the Gazette, putting the blame for the evictions on Vinny. Vinny reads the article and is furious. Debs is upset to read him saying he'll always remain true to his dead wife's memory. Jim is stunned when Michael visits him in prison. Jim is pleased to see he's worried and jealous but tells him to sort his problems out with Liz, not him. Amanda demands to know what sort of relationship Rita has with Anthony, sensing they are more than friends. Rita tells her to talk to Anthony, not her. Janice gives Les' camel coat to David for his guy, knowing Les hid the money in the coat pocket. Duggie tries to explain to Debs that he mentioned Laura in the article to win sympathy. She accuses him of making her look a mug and throws him out, telling him they're finished. Anthony refuses to stop seeing Rita to please Amanda. Candice is embarrassed when Vik takes her to the Rovers. Vik is horrified when Rita sees her and tells him she's only 14. Steve thinks the situation is hysterical. Candice runs off and is upset that it's over because Vik was gorgeous. Michael tells Liz that Steve and Jim are no longer her life. She insists she can't turn her back on them. Michael accuses her of running from him because he wants a child and she doesn't. She tells him she belongs in Weatherfield and gives him back his engagement ring, saying she's sorry. Les panics when he can't find his coat. Janice confronts him with the money and throws his clothes at him in the Rovers, saying she never wants to see him again.moreless
  • Wed 1 Nov, 2000
    Wed 1 Nov, 2000
    Episode 178
    Maxine questions Audrey as to why she wants to marry Fred, thinking she won't be happy. Audrey knows she can wrap him round her finger but Maxine warns her he'll demand plenty of sex. Audrey has second thoughts, knowing she doesn't love him. Curly decides to track Emma down to prove she's the one he loves. Audrey is stunned when Fred takes her to an expensive jewellers to buy her an engagement ring. She tries one on and tells Fred she can't accept it, saying she can't marry him. Horrified Fred begs her to reconsider but she is adamant it wouldn't be right for them to marry. Fred accuses her of being cruel and hurtful. Ashley is shocked when Maxine reveals she posed nude for the artist. Maxine is horrified when her painting turns out to be abstract. Ashley finds it hysterical and happily buys it. Emma is delighted when Curly turns up. They go on a boat trip down the Seine where he tells her he was obsessed with Raquel but never loved her. What he has with her is more equal and she makes him feel really in love. He proposes and she accepts.moreless
  • Mon 30 Oct, 2000
    Mon 30 Oct, 2000
    Episode 177
    Vik fancies Candice and asks her out. She is thrilled. Duggie tells a reporter that Vinny was to blame for the evictions and has since been fired. Michael turns up demanding to know when Liz is returning to Milton Keynes. She is adamant Jim needs her. Rita joins Anthony and his children as they celebrate his birthday. Amanda makes it clear she dislikes Rita. Anthony makes it clear they're a couple. Candice leads Vik on to believe she's a lot older and enjoys their date. Liz confides in Deirdre that her relationship with Michael isn't going well. Janice is horrified to find Les's £3,500. She fears he's stolen the money so Dennis tells her about the bike sale. Furious Janice is upset that he's hidden it from her and plans her revenge.moreless
  • Sun 29 Oct, 2000
    Sun 29 Oct, 2000
    Episode 176
    Fred, Audrey, Maxine and Ashley stay at Raquel's chateau. Emma feels neglected as Curly focuses solely on Alice and goes on about wonderful Raquel. Fred and Audrey tour a vineyard where Fred buys some vines for her. Audrey is overcome by her generosity. Maxine and Ashley decide to try for a baby. Emma decides to return to Paris with the others, upset that Curly isn't paying her any attention. She tells him she feels he'd rather she was Raquel. Fred proposes to Audrey and is stunned when she accepts, saying they're right for each other. Ashley is delighted for him.moreless
  • Fri 27 Oct, 2000
    Fri 27 Oct, 2000
    Episode 175
    Vinny grows sick of waiting for Duggie to pay him what he owes in wages. A Council colleague suggests he goes to the Gazette and blames someone else for the evictions to clear his name. Liz assures Jim that she's not leaving Weatherfield until she knows he's alright. He is depressed, feeling he'll be in prison forever. She orders him to fight as she loves him. Candice is thrilled when Vik flirts with her. Dennis is disgusted with Les' treatment of Janice as he continues to fleece her. Sarah feels trapped with Bethany as everyone else enjoys half term. Vinny has enough of Duggie putting him down and resigns, much to Duggie's delight. Debs is upset by his behaviour.moreless
  • Wed 25 Oct, 2000
    Wed 25 Oct, 2000
    Episode 174
    In France, Curly and Emma arrive at Raquel's chateau. Emma is stunned by its size and grandeur. In Paris, Ashley has a panic attack on top of the Eiffel Tower and has to be carried to safety by a fireman. Curly is thrilled to see Alice but she is nervous of him. He feels bad that Alice is missing out on a family holiday so he can see her. Maxine is thrilled when an artist asks to paint her portrait. Indulgent Ashley commissions him. Audrey enjoys the romance of Paris and enjoys being courted by Fred. He is moved when she tells him he's dear to her. He tells Ashley that he intends to propose to Audrey.moreless
  • Mon 23 Oct, 2000
    Mon 23 Oct, 2000
    Episode 173
    Candice starts at the Salon on work experience, upsetting Sarah who has to look after Bethany by herself all day. Debs puts a brave face on splitting with Duggie. Gail takes a computer course to improve her job prospects. Liz returns to stay at No. 11 to help Jim. Duggie charms Debs into forgiving him and letting him stay at No. 6. Liz avoids talking about Michael and why she's free to stay in Weatherfield. She blames Steve for Jim being in prison and says she's only back because they're still her family and she loves them. Steve thinks she's deluding herself.moreless
  • Sun 22 Oct, 2000
    Sun 22 Oct, 2000
    Episode 172
    Tyrone is nervous about Maria meeting his mum. Debs tries hard to get close to Duggie but he keeps her at arm's length and refuses to discuss his business problems with him. Tyrone is upset when Jackie phones to say she can't attend his party as she's been arrested for stealing his engagement present. Martin tells Kevin about his affair with Rebecca. He is sad it's too late to get her back in his life. The Duckworths throw an engagement party for Tyrone and Maria. Les worries about Janice finding his £3,500 but refuses to open a bank account. Curly tells Emma that Raquel never loved but used him. He assures her he feels more for her than he ever did for Raquel. Tyrone tells Maria and her parents that he loves his mother even though she's always in prison and is a slapper. The Sutherlands tell him she should be proud to have him as a son. The Duckworths tells him he'll always be part of their family. Debs slaps Duggie when he calls her a stupid cow for putting someone off on his mobile. She tells him she's had enough of his treatment and orders him out of her house.moreless
  • Fri 20 Oct, 2000
    Fri 20 Oct, 2000
    Episode 171
    Karen goes with Linda to Dean's funeral. Linda meets the rest of her family again and is shocked when her mother, Eve, turns up. Dennis sells the bike and splits the money with Les. Eve tries to explain to Linda why she abandoned the family but Linda holds her responsible for Dean going off the rails and is upset that she left her to be mother to them all. Duggie smarts when Dev tells him he's sold his house and made a huge profit. Dennis feels sorry for Janice and gives her £500 of his bike money. Fred and Audrey decide to take a holiday with Ashley and Maxine in France. Mike isn't pleased when Linda decides she wants to stay in contact with her family.moreless
  • Wed 18 Oct, 2000
    Wed 18 Oct, 2000
    Episode 170
    Danny and Sally are furious when Duggie doubles their rent on the shop. Danny accuses him of fleecing them as he's down on his luck. Gail signs up for a computer course to increase her work skills. Vinny gets tired of fielding enquiries about Duggie's finances. Curly talks Emma into going away to France to help them get over the seige. Gail feels bad telling David he can't go on a school trip as it costs too much. Alma enjoys her birthday, having a meal out with Frank. Dennis and Les haggle over the value of the bike before agreeing to split the profits £5,000 for Dennis and £3,500 to Les. Les insists Janice knows nothing about the deal. Linda blames herself for deserting Dean when he was young and needed her. Karen insists she's done nothing to feel guilty about.moreless
  • Mon 16 Oct, 2000
    Mon 16 Oct, 2000
    Episode 169
    With the sale of his house going through, Duggie feels he can salvage his business. Gail decides to get a job. Jimmy questions Curly trying to work out if Mike was in any way responsible for Dean's death. Jimmy accuses Mike of winding Dean up, annoying Mike who finds the whole situation ridiculous. Hayley and Roy attend an adoption preparation class. He finds talking to other prospective parents hard going. Mike and Linda agree to put the past behind them and wipe the slate clean. Janice is furious to find Les hasn't paid any of the household bills. She orders him to get a proper job. Dennis finds a buyer for the Vincent for £8,500. He is annoyed when Les insists the bike is his. ROY: I don't see the world the same way as other people do. Put me in a room of ordinary well-adjusted adults, I'm an oddity. Roy feels an oddball compared to the other prospective parents and worries that he's too strange to succeed. Hayley reassures him he's special. Emma breaks down, unable to cope with Curly's lack of support over the shooting. He apologises, promising never to let her down again.moreless
  • Sun 15 Oct, 2000
    Sun 15 Oct, 2000
    Episode 168
    Emma suffers nightmares and is embarrassed to be treated as a hero. Martin asks Carol to let Rebecca know he's getting a divorce. Emma offers condolences to Linda. When Linda realises she killed Dean she flies at her, calling her a murdering pig. Emma is devastated by the attack. Alma urges Gail to see that her life isn't over just because Martin has gone. Curly can't help thinking that he could have talked sense into Dean and Emma didn't have to kill him. Mike is annoyed when the Sykes accuse Linda of marrying him for his money. She tells her father she owes him nothing - he treated her like a skivy when her mum left - but she will pay for Dean's funeral. Curly feels he can't help Emma as he believes she did wrong in shooting Dean.moreless
  • Fri 13 Oct, 2000
    Fri 13 Oct, 2000
    Episode 167
    Emma is haunted with images of shooting Dean. Linda mourns Dean but Mike feels he got what he deserved. She can't understand how Dean turned out so bad. Duggie moves his stuff into Debs' house. Emma's boss tells her she did right shooting Dean as he could have killed a policeman. She feels guilty for killing someone. Karen comforts Linda over Dean's death. Her father Ray and brother Jimmy turn up and are introduced to Mike. Duggie takes over No. 6, turning the lounge into his office. Debs struggles to cope with the chaos. Mike has enough of Ray and Jimmy seeing Dean as a victim and spells out that he was a violent robber. Linda stops them shouting at each other. Debs is annoyed when Duggie concentrates on working and ignores her. Emma is frustrated when Curly can't express his feelings over the siege.moreless
  • Thu 12 Oct, 2000
    Thu 12 Oct, 2000
    Episode 166
    Lenny grabs the gun as paramedics look after Dean. Deirdre and Linda join Maxine and Audrey outside Freshco. Curly, Ken, Mike and Alma run free but Lenny grabs Ashley and holds him at gunpoint in Curly's office. Fred sneaks into the office, refusing to leave Ashley alone. He urges Lenny to keep him as a hostage and let Ashley go. Maxine becomes hysterical when everyone but Ashley is released. When Lenny threatens to shoot Fred Ashley jumps him. Fred grabs the gun and the police rescue them. Ashley and Maxine have an emotional reunion. Linda is stunned to see wounded Dean being carried out of the store. Mike is horrified when she reveals he's her brother. They go to the hospital with him. Emma is congratulated for shooting Dean but she feels sickened by the incident. Alma agrees to go out for a meal with Frank. Linda is horrified when Dean goes into cardiac arrest in the ambulance. Mike comforts her as she breaks down realising Dean is dead. Curly thanks Emma for saving his life but she is shocked to hear she killed Dean.moreless
  • Wed 11 Oct, 2000 [Episode 2]
    Curly, Alma, Fred, Ashley, Ken and Mike are trapped inside Freshco with assistant Wendy and retiring security guard Frank. Curly explains that all the money is in the safe and that won't open until the morning. Dean holds Curly at knife point and demands he opens the safe but terrified Curly convinces him its on a time delay. Hearing there's £20,000 in the safe Dean and Lenny decide to sit it out all night with their hostages. Angry Mike mouths off at the robbers, demanding they let them go. Ken tries a calmer approach, talking kindly to them. Dean is annoyed by them both so locks them up together in a storeroom. Alma tries to cheer up depressed Frank who blames himself for the robbery. She is flattered when he reveals he's always had a soft spot for her. Ken and Mike bicker with each other, with Mike telling Ken that Deirdre only stayed with him because she felt sorry for him. Mike tells him he'll always be a loser. The hostages talk Dean into letting them cook a barbecue. Mike tells Ken that they both know Deirdre made do with second best when she stuck with him. Mike gets angry when Ken throws his affair with Julia Stone in his face. Ashley manages to phone Maxine and raise the alarm before being hit on the head by Dean. The smoke from the barbecue sets the fire alarm off. Dean forces Curly to turn the alarm off but the system is connected to the fire brigade. Ken is alarmed when Mike suffers a heart attack. He forces him to stay calm and tries to relax him. Fearing he's going to die, Mike tells Ken to tell Linda he forgives her. When he recovers he and Ken acknowledge they've been behaving like children. Dean forces Curly to lock the fire brigade out of the store when they attempt to enter. Alarmed Maxine rushes to Freshco with Audrey. She sees the gunmen and alerts the fire officer who calls the police. Mike confides in Ken about Linda's affair with Mark. Ken advises him to get on with his marriage and forget the past. Dean and Lenny are scared when the police arrive. The building is surrounded. Dean demands £100,000 in exchange for the hostages. Linda and Deirdre hear about the Freshco siege and rush to the store. When Dean starts to cry, Curly comforts him and nearly succeeds in taking the gun off him but the police storm in. Dean fires the gun so Emma, in combat uniform, shoots him.moreless
  • Wed 11 Oct, 2000 [Episode 1]
    Vinny is put out when Duggie cuts his wages, telling him times are hard. Tyrone and Maria plan their engagement party. Tyrone hopes his mum will come. Sarah and David miss having Martin around. He promises them he'll always be around for them. Dev offers Duggie a cash deal on his house, £50,000 less than the asking price. Duggie is forced to accept. Linda and Mike return to work, pretending they had a great honeymoon. Mark sends Mike a letter telling him he told Alma about the affair. Mike demands to know why Alma didn't tell him. When she hears Martin has bought David a present Gail accuses him of trying to win him over. She tells him they must create rules and keep to them. Debs is thrilled when Duggie asks if he can move in with her. Two youths, Dean Sykes and Lenny Larkin, hold up Freschos at closing time.moreless
  • Mon 9 Oct, 2000
    Mon 9 Oct, 2000
    Episode 163
    Rita and Anthony enjoy their night together. Gail tells Martin she'll never forgive him if he forces David to choose between them. He packs his bags and moves into 18 Victoria Street, causing Gail to break down. Mike and Linda return from honeymoon still hostile. He tells her he can never trust her with another man. She begs him to forgive her, swearing she loves him. Duggie's accountant advises him to sell his house as he needs capitol quick. Mike struggles to work out how the affair happened and demands to know why Linda did it to him. She tells him there's no point tormenting himself, they have to think of the future. He breaks down, saying that because of her he can never see his son again. Martin tells the children he's moving out. Distraught David begs him to stay and Martin gets upset but tells him he has to stay at No. 8 to help look after Gail. Linda begs Mike not to throw her away, promising she'll never be unfaithful again. He agrees to take it one day at a time. Gail thanks Martin for not taking David from her. David flies at Gail, blaming her for Martin leaving. Sarah tries to comfort Gail. Martin moves into his empty flat.moreless
  • Sun 8 Oct, 2000
    Sun 8 Oct, 2000
    Episode 162
    Gail accuses Martin of trying to hurt her as he insists he's taking David with him. She is appalled when he suggests asking David who he wants to live with. Excited Tyrone takes possession of a car, a Vauxhall Nova. Sarah tries to comfort upset David over the divorce. Liz has an emotional time visiting Jim in prison. He is cold towards her, not understanding why she's come back. He admits that he can't cope in prison and feels so alone. Martin rents the flat over the hardware shop on Victoria Street. Vinny is annoyed when Duggie keeps him out of the picture as he struggles to hang onto his Council contracts. Liz urges Jim not to give up and to fight all he can to get out of prison. Anthony and Rita go to Leeds to see a play. Afterwards they book into a hotel and she insists they spend the night together. Martin warns Gail that he's going to get a solicitor and fight for his rights. Toyah is shaken when Duggie goes for her, telling her she's brought down his business and ruined his reputation.moreless
  • Fri 6 Oct, 2000
    Fri 6 Oct, 2000
    Episode 161
    Martin is irritated when Gail insists on getting a solicitor. Sally is relieved when Gail suggests they forget their row as she doesn't want to lose their friendship. Sally warns her that there's no such thing as an amicable divorce. Bobbi and Karen plot together and organise a farewell party for Harvey. Anthony talks Rita into visiting the theatre in York with an overnight stay, in separate rooms. Kevin urges Martin to make certain he gets all the access to the children he wants. Harvey turns on the charm to Bobbi, promising her he thinks she's special. He then does the same with Karen. Bobbi and Karen play along but both know the score. Steve is amazed when Liz turns up in the Street. She is aghast when he tells her about Jim being in prison for manslaughter. Duggie is relieved when Simmonds settles out of court. Maria shows off her engagement ring. The factory girls get Harvey drunk and phone his fiancée to pick him up. They graffiti his car, pour baked beans over him and tell his fiancee all about his womanising. Bobbi and Karen are victorious. Duggie is horrified to learn the Council have dumped him over the article. Gail is horrified when Martin tells her he wants custody of the children.moreless
  • Wed 4 Oct, 2000
    Wed 4 Oct, 2000
    Episode 160
    The Duckworths and Tyrone move into No. 9. When Monica goes missing Tyrone fears she'll try and find her way back to the B&B. Duggie is furious to find his face all over the Gazette, accused of unlawfully evicting his tenants. Toyah tells him she gave the paper the story. David plays truant and is rude to Roy when he catches him out. Bobbi and Karen are furious to discover Harvey has taken them both out. They confront him but he shrugs them off. They are amazed to discover he has a fiancée. Roy tells Gail about truant David but when she tackles him he tells her no one really cares about him or they wouldn't be divorcing. Duggie's solicitor advises him not to retaliate over the newspaper allegations. Nervous Rita meets Anthony's children, Gregory and Amanda. They are curious about their relationship and Rita suspects don't like her. Tyrone is delighted when Norris brings Monica home after finding her asleep on his bed. Martin assures David that whatever happens between him and Gail he'll always be around for him. Gail tells Martin they shouldn't drag things out - she wants him to move out.moreless
  • Mon 2 Oct, 2000
    Mon 2 Oct, 2000
    Episode 159
    After spending the night with Harvey, Karen is full of herself. Duggie receives a letter from Simmond's solicitor threatening him with legal action. He accuses Toyah of encouraging him and she stands up to him. Bobbi is thrilled when Harvey takes her out for the night. Gail is angry when Sally confesses to knowing about Martin's affair months before she found out. She tells Sally she'll never forgive her. Ashley goes round buying back Maxine's clothes for £25 an item. When he confesses to Maxine she refuses the clothes and demands a new party wardrobe. Emma introduces Curly to her police colleagues. Their wives' gun tales disturb him. Maria tells Tyrone she'll happily settle for a second-hand ring so he can buy a car. Rita is uneasy when Anthony tells her he wants her to meet his children. Toyah compiles a list of the tenants Duggie has unlawfully evicted.moreless
  • Sun 1 Oct, 2000
    Sun 1 Oct, 2000
    Episode 158
    Gary packs up the house but panics when Paula doesn't turn up to help with the move. He fears she's having second thoughts. Tyrone feels he can no longer afford a car as he's promised Maria a diamond engagement ring. Roy worries that he won't be able to cope if he is asked to adopt a troubled child. Tyrone is sad as Eric collects his two pups. When David blames Bethany for the Platts splitting Sarah tells him it's because Martin had an affair. Gary is relieved when Paula arrives having overslept. Toyah helps Simmonds ask around after Duggie's bully-boy tactics. David knows he's going to hate the divorce so Sarah promises to help him cope, so long as he stops getting at Bethany. Ashley is horrified when he realises he's given Maxine's dry cleaning to Emily's jumble sale. Gary hands over the keys to No. 9 to the Duckworths and they wave him off as he leaves the Street.moreless
  • Fri 29 Sep, 2000
    Fri 29 Sep, 2000
    Episode 157
    Tyrone is jealous when Sam talks to Maria. He tries to influence Kevin into not taking him on at the garage but Kevin doesn't listen. Vera is amazed when Jack shows her around No. 9, explaining that Gary's buyers have pulled out and its back on the market. He convinces her not to view the move as a step backwards, pointing out that at least they'll be amongst people they know. Gary is thrilled when they agree to buy the house off him. An official from Social Services, Peter Hartnell, interviews the Croppers regarding their application. Hayley tells him about her being a transexual and is relieved when he doesn't rule out the idea of them adopting. Karen throws herself at Harvey, offering to take him out. He goes along with the idea. Gail and Martin tell David about the divorce and Martin moving out. David takes the news badly.moreless
  • Wed 27 Sep, 2000
    Wed 27 Sep, 2000
    Episode 156
    Gail and Martin have an awkward wedding anniversary, trying to put on a show for the children. Vera worries when a prospective buyer looks around the B&B. Needing a mechanic, Kevin takes Sam on as an apprentice. Tyrone is disturbed to discover he used to be a stripper and is uphappy when Maria chats to him. Audrey tells Gail she's doing the right thing pressing for a divorce. The buyer likes the B&B so Tyrone and Maria pose as dissatisfied boarders in order to change her mind, much to Vera's delight. Toyah finds Phil Simmonds begging in the street. She buys him lunch and determines to get Duggie back for evicting him. Hayley decides to give up work if they're given a baby to adopt. Karen and Bobbie decide to both go after Harvey, agreeing that there are no rules. Gail and Martin are horrified when Sarah overhears them talking about divorcing. They try to comfort her but she is devastated.moreless
  • Mon 25 Sep, 2000
    Mon 25 Sep, 2000
    Episode 155
    Roy cautions Hayley not to get too excited at the prospect of adopting. Vinny feels Natalie shouldn't interfere with Jim's court case but she refuses to listen. She goes to visit Jim in prison and tells him the £10,000 is his but he just wants to be left in peace. Sarah tells Candice all about the problems at home and feels that by moving out she made matters worse between Gail and Martin. Karen throws herself at Harvey and is annoyed when he shows an interest in Bobbi. Natalie is furious when Vinny accuses her of using Jim to hang onto Tony and her grief. Hayley and Roy fill in an application form to become adoptive parents. Roy gets agitated by the process, hating bureaucratic systems. Gail feels empty inside and tells Martin she wants the chance to find someone who will love her.moreless
  • Sun 24 Sep, 2000
    Sun 24 Sep, 2000
    Episode 154
    Maxine buys Ashley an eternity ring on their first anniversary. He buys her golf clubs. Gary visits Judy's grave on the anniversary of her death and tells the twins that she will always be in his heart. Gail is furious with the way Sarah hides away at the Croppers and refuses to come home. Sarah tells the Platts she's sick of them rowing and shouting all the time. Ashley is delighted when Fred gives him and Maxine the Victoria Street shop. Vinny is annoyed to discover Natalie is planning to visit Jim in prison. She is adamant he needs to know his friends care and plans to give him the £10,000 reward money. Audrey is concerned when Sarah tells her it's awful living at home as Gail and Martin keep arguing. She makes Sarah see that she needs to return home and be supportive. Hayley is sorry to see them go but Gail is relieved when they return. Audrey holds Martin responsible, telling him he's pathetic and selfish for hurting everyone. Hayley is thrilled when Roy tells her he's prepared to apply for adoption. Gail tells Martin she can't cope with their situation any more and wants a divorce.moreless
  • Fri 22 Sep, 2000
    Fri 22 Sep, 2000
    Episode 153
    Martin tries to get his family to get along with each other for one day but Gail tells him she's sick of him being the voice of reason. Fred considers applying to be a magistrate. Discharged from hospital, Steve visits Jim on remand, furious with him for confessing. Jim explains that as he killed Jez he should take the punishment. Sarah hates the way Gail takes over Beth, making decisions about her without consulting her. Martin has enough of Gail snapping at everyone and rows with her. He tells her he can't bear the insinuations and snide remarks. During their row Sarah takes Bethany and leaves home. Sarah dumps herself and Bethany on the Croppers. She tells them she can't cope with all the rows at home. Hayley is keen for them to stay but Roy doesn't approve. Gail is furious when Sarah tells her she's staying with the Croppers and threatens to go to social services if they force her to return home.moreless
  • Wed 20 Sep, 2000
    Wed 20 Sep, 2000
    Episode 152
    Hayley is upset when Roy refuses to consider adoption. Jim is charged with manslaughter and kept in police custody. Janice is amazed when Les blames Janice for the whole ring incident as she wanted an anniversary present. Steve is horrified when Natalie tells him Jim has given himself up to the police. Vera determines not to lose Tyrone and is thrilled when he agrees to move wherever they go. Audrey tells Gail she's deluding herself if she thinks she and Martin can carry on as normal. Janice tells Dennis it was Les who told her he'd stolen the ring. She tells him how awful her life is married to Les but she still loves him. She is pleased when he agrees to move back in. Dennis forces Les to buy champagne to make amends. Jim is locked in a police cell.moreless
  • Mon 18 Sep, 2000
    Mon 18 Sep, 2000
    Episode 151
    Jack and Vera are stunned and hurt to hear Gary is moving to Blackpool. When he explains he wants to escape the ghosts in No. 9 they wish him well. Gail accuses Martin of never backing her up and always putting her in her place. Emma is thrilled to find her ring has been handed in at the Rovers. Janice sees her with it so Toyah is forced to tell her the truth about Les pretending it was hers. Natalie tells Jim that justice has been done; Jez the murderer is dead and now he must think of the future and not waste his life. Emma joins forces with Janice to give Les a shock. Janice tells Les she got the ring back when Emma arrested Dennis. Janice is amazed when Les happily lets them think Dennis stole the ring. Janice reveals the truth, telling him he's disgusting. Tyrone is upset to discover the B&B is to be sold and he'll be homeless. Hayley suggests to Roy that they could apply to adopt a child. He is stunned at the thought and panics, saying that he fears not being about to protect her. Anthony cooks a meal for Rita and is thrilled when she asks him to stay the night. Jim gets dressed in his smartest clothes before going to the police and confessing to Jez's murder.moreless
  • Sun 17 Sep, 2000
    Sun 17 Sep, 2000
    Episode 150
    Natalie is stunned to hear Jez has died. Jim struggles to come to terms with the fact he must have killed him. The police interview Steve over Jez's beating but he swears he knows nothing about it. Les takes Janice's ring whilst she washes up and returns it to the Rovers. Eunice phones the Duckworths to tell them she wants to sell the B&B. Steve urges Jim not to take responsibility for Jez's death as he'll go to prison. When he hears Jim killed Jez, Dev offers Vik money to buy Steve out of the partnership. Vik refuses to give up on a friend. Sarah leaves David to look after Bethany for a few minutes but he goes into the garden, leaving her to cry. Gail is furious to find the baby alone and accuses Sarah of neglect and is annoyed when Martin doesn't back her up. Dennis takes offense when Janice questions him about her missing ring. He packs and leaves. Jim struggles to stay calm when the police question him about Jez's death.moreless
  • Fri 15 Sep, 2000
    Fri 15 Sep, 2000
    Episode 149
    Janice is overwhelmed when Les gives her an emerald ring on their anniversary. Emma searches for her lost ring. Sarah gets Hayley to baby-sit so she can review a band for the school mag. Steve is horrified when Jez manages to get to his hospital room and tells him they've got scores to settle. As a weakened Steve pleads with him, Jez plays with the equipment surrounding Steve's hospital bed before suddenly collapsing with blood pouring out of his mouth. When Gail disapproves of Hayley baby-sitting Sarah reminds her that Benthany is her baby and she'll decide what's right for her. Roy is touched to watch Hayley tenderly taking care of Bethany. When she sees Roy with Beth she is filled with a longing. Toyah recognises Janice's ring as the one found in the pub, she warns Les to tell her the truth before she does. Steve and Jim are stunned to be told Jez has died.moreless
  • Wed 13 Sep, 2000
    Wed 13 Sep, 2000
    Episode 148
    Janice demands a decent present off Les for their wedding anniversary. Gary puts No. 9 on the market for £28,500. Harvey Reuben takes over Underworld whilst the Baldwins honeymoon. He flatters and charms the girls. Natalie is intrigued to hear Jim has beaten Jez up and put him in hospital for attacking Steve. She feels bad for making Steve give evidence against Jez. Edna finds an emerald ring whilst cleaning the Rovers and hands it into Natalie. Karen flirts with Harvey but he prefers Bobbi. Steve is alarmed when Jim tells him he beat Jez up. Steve is appalled as he thought now he'd been beaten it would be an end to his nightmare. He feels Jez will put him in his grave. Les hears about the ring found in the Rovers and claims it as one belonging to Janice. Dev urges Vik to end his partnership with Steve, fearing they'll get caught up with the local mafia. Vik refuses to dump a mate. Les plans to give Janice the ring as an anniversary present. Natalie visits Jez in hospital and begs him to put a stop to the beatings. He tells her he'll decide when it's all over.moreless
  • Mon 11 Sep, 2000
    Mon 11 Sep, 2000
    Episode 147
    Mike is amazed when Linda confirms she's been seeing Mark, saying it was a mistake she couldn't get out of. Mark insists they are in love but she tells Mike she kept trying to finish with Mark but he pursued her constantly. Paula is relieved when Warren is happy about the idea of Gary moving in with them. Mike struggles to understand what has been going on. Mark is ashamed of his actions but tells Mike he can't own people or stop them falling in love. Mike tells Linda he's been stupid not to see her how she really is and now sees how untrustworthy she is. She assures him it was only ever sex and is adamant she loves him but he doesn't believe her. She tells him she did once fancy Mark but she has more with him and loves him for giving her the respect she's never had. She says Mark was obsessed with her and she felt trapped, fearing he'd tell Mike and she'd lose him. She says Mark tried to get her to run away with him but she refused. Mike decides to believe her and throws Mark out, telling him he never wants to see him again. Jez is admitted into hospital. Mike and Linda make a great show of being happy as they leave the hotel for honeymoon.moreless
  • Sun 10 Sep, 2000
    Sun 10 Sep, 2000
    Episode 146
    Linda is stunned when Mike sends her a pair of aquamarine earrings as something blue. Vik and Jim grow concerned when Steve stays out all night and his cab radio is dead. They track down his wrecked taxi to a deserted car park and search for Steve. Alma flies off to Florida, saddened that Mike is getting married. Mike is nervous as the guests arrive at De Lisle House but Mark is worse, desperate to stop Linda from marrying him. Just before the ceremony he runs out on Mike. Jim finds Steve is a bloodied heap. Vik calls for an ambulance. Linda is horrified when Mark calls on her and begs her to run away with him. She refuses and begs him not to spoil things for her. Geena helps Linda stand up to him and supports her when she breaks down. Mark storms off when Linda says she loves Mike and not him. Steve is rushed to hospital with Jim fearing he'll die. Geena tells Mike that Mark is too ill to carry on. He is forced to accept Roy as stand-in Best Man. Gary can't believe his luck in meeting someone as fantastic as Paula. They spend the day making love. Mike and Linda are married. Steve has bruising to his face, dog bites on his limbs, seven broken ribs, all fingers broken and extensive internal injuries. Horrified Jim gets Steve to confirm that Jez was involved. Frightened Vik gives Jim Jez's address. Mike is furious that Mark let him down and Linda works on calming him down. They tour the grounds in a horse-drawn carriage, with Mike feeling humiliated by Mark's actions. Alone in the bridal suite, Mark attacks the mini bar. Paula is thrilled when Gary tells her he loves her and asks her to move in with him. When they realise that has complications Gary decides to move to Blackpool instead. Paula is delighted. Roy gives an impromptu speech at the reception, in which he toasts odd couples who love each other. Hayley startles Roy by saying she wants a baby. Jim calls on Jez, telling him he's come to avenge Steve. When Jez tries to attack him with a hammer Jim beats him up. Mike and Linda are horrified to find drunk Mark in their room. Mike slaps him across the face and demands to know why he made him a laughing stock. To Linda's horror Mark tells Mike that he and Linda have been having an affair.moreless
  • Fri 8 Sep, 2000
    Fri 8 Sep, 2000
    Episode 145
    Gary enjoys having Paula and Warren around. She's pleased he gets on so well with Warren. Sarah complains that her life consists purely of school work and Bethany but Gail refuses to look after Bethany twenty-four hours a day. Alma goes on holiday to Florida, wishing Mike a happy wedding. She is flustered around him. Sally and Danny leave for the Canaries, with Sally worrying that Kevin won't be able to manage the girls alone. Steve chats up a fare and carries her shopping into the car park of a flat for her. Once there he finds Jez and his heavies waiting for him, complete with dogs. Sarah takes advantage of Hayley, getting her to babysit, so she can visit friends. Hayley loves being with Bethany. Steve realises he's been set up and begs Jez for mercy but Jez refuses to listen. Linda and Geena settle into the wedding hotel, with Linda telling Geena that Mark meant nothing. Alma decides not to tell Mike about Mark and Linda when he assures her he really loves Linda. He is touched when she wishes him well. Steve is left for dead, battered and alone.moreless
  • Wed 6 Sep, 2000
    Wed 6 Sep, 2000
    Episode 144
    Toyah moves into the Rovers. Mark can't bear to look at Linda. The factory girls take Linda on a hen party, trawling pubs and clubs and giving driver Vik a hard time. Sarah gets excited about a new after school club, working on a school magazine but Gail points out she has to look after Bethany after school. When Linda is dared to kiss a gorgeous barman she wins his agreement by giving him a huge tip. Eileen tries to get off with a bouncer whilst Bobbi throws up. Alma realises Mark is distraught at the thought of Mike marrying Linda and, assuming he thinks she's a gold digger, urges him to allow Mike some happiness. Alma is stunned when he tells her he's been sleeping with Linda. Sally wins Danny round by suggesting they go on a romantic holiday together. Alma is disgusted with Mark for betraying Mike. He is adamant he loves her and doesn't know what to do.moreless
  • Mon 4 Sep, 2000
    Mon 4 Sep, 2000
    Episode 143
    As Sarah goes back to school, Gail starts looking after Bethany full time. Danny admits to Sally he's jealous of her relationship with Kevin. She agrees to be more thoughtful of him. Toyah is angry to receive a two month eviction notice from Duggie. Gail insists on handing Bethany over to Sarah as soon as she returns from school, making Sarah realise life isn't going to be a breeze. Danny is annoyed when, as he's late home, Sally lets Kevin take the girls swimming. Steve is disturbed when Jez is all matey with him, telling him there's no hard feelings. Mike questions Linda as to why she wants to marry him. She tells him she loves him and can't explain what he means to her. He is delighted when Mark arrives for the wedding. Mark feels very awkward around Linda. Toyah is pleased when Natalie offers her a room at the Rovers. Mark tells Linda he's only returned for Mike's sake; he wants nothing to do with her.moreless
  • Sun 3 Sep, 2000
    Sun 3 Sep, 2000
    Episode 142
    Rosie is making a cake as a surprise for Kevin's birthday party. Danny knew nothing about this and says he will keep out of the way when Kevin calls. Sally tells him not to be daft but misses the signs of Danny's jealousy. Toyah confronts Vinny for evicting Phil. Natalie is also unimpressed by his actions. Anthony is impressed by an article that Ken has written on the justice system and suggests to Ken that he should consider applying to be a JP. Mike tries to get in touch with Mark to come to the wedding. Curly tells Emma that he has concerns about the Armed Response Unit job – he will be worrying about her all the time that she is on duty. Danny feels ignored when Kevin calls round. Rita asks Anthony to be her guest at Mike's wedding. Mike makes contact with Mark. He will be arriving the next day. Danny is angry at how he was left out at Kevin's party. He tells Sally that she is still obsessed with her ex and she needs to sort herself out.moreless
  • Fri 1 Sep, 2000
    Fri 1 Sep, 2000
    Episode 141
    Duggie gets Vinny to evict tenant Phil Simmonds. Vinny resents being used as hired muscle. Betty gets tired of acting as cleaner in the Rovers and tells Natalie to hire someone. Audrey refuses to attend Mike's wedding out of loyalty to Alma, until Fred offers to buy her a new hat. Toyah is outraged to find Vinny using force to evict her neighbour Phil. Rita tells Anthony she doesn't want to lose his friendship but fears they both want more and she can't get involved with him as he's married. He is upset when she says they shouldn't see each other again. Natalie takes Edna on to clean at the Rovers. Norris tells Rita he approves of Anthony and urges her to take her happiness where she can. Alma tells Audrey to attend Mike's wedding, with her blessing. Curly is stunned when Emma tells him she's applied to join the Armed Response Team. Rita tells Anthony she doesn't want to lose him from her life and kisses him.moreless
  • Wed 30 Aug, 2000
    Wed 30 Aug, 2000
    Episode 140
    Edna has enough when she witnesses Linda rowing with Deirdre and accusing her of being Ken's mole. She reveals that she gave the story to Ken. Kevin returns from Germany and tells Sally he wants to see more of the girls. She's agrees. Duggie gives Vinny a van to drive round in and a list of his properties. Geoff and Doreen turn up at the B&B together, saying they're back together. The Duckworths have no choice but to hand Tommy over to them. Linda tells Mike that Edna was the mole but urges him not to turn her into a martyr by sacking her. Mike tells the workers there'll be no bonuses as Edna is producing too many rejects. She admits to being the mole and threatens a strike if she's sacked but no one backs her up. Mike sacks her. David doesn't like any of the dogs at the rescue centre so takes a rabbit called Barney instead. Kevin tells Jim he's no longer selling the garage. Jim is disappointed but still has Natalie's share. The factory girls get at Edna for letting Deirdre lose her job. Emily entertains Norris, Anthony and Rita. Norris has a little game, getting the others to guess the contents of his pastry parcels, and is put out when Anthony guesses them all correctly. After their lovely evening Rita is pleased when Anthony kisses her.moreless
  • Mon 28 Aug, 2000
    Mon 28 Aug, 2000
    Episode 139
    Maria tries to talk Tyrone out of his plan but he refuses to listen. She insists on going to Blackpool with him. Natalie shows Toyah the ropes at the Rovers. Dev is grateful when Deirdre organises his business correspondents. He asks her to do it on a regular basis, with more money. Tyrone and Maria track Doreen and Tommy down and lie in wait to snatch him. To help Rita feel at ease over her friendship with Anthony, Emily invites them for dinner. Fred takes a two year lease out on one of Duggie's units, 14 Victoria Street. When Doreen's back is turned Tyrone snatches Tommy, leaving her a note to say he's safe. Natalie isn't impressed when Toyah refuses to flirt with the customers and orders her to be more accommodating. Vera is delighted when Tyrone and Maria bring Tommy back. Tommy begs Vera to let him stay. Jack thinks the whole situation is a mess.moreless
  • Sun 27 Aug, 2000
    Sun 27 Aug, 2000
    Episode 138
    Tyrone is upset when Vera blames him for Tommy being snatched. Duggie is disturbed to be told he offered Vinny a job whilst drunk. He honours the job offer by making Vinny his property manager. Rita tells Anthony she realises what a strain it must be for him looking after Isabel. He admits he feels guilty that he didn't notice her illness sooner. Toyah gets in at Weatherfield Uni, studying journalism. Natalie agrees to take her on, working evenings in the pub. Rita feels better now she's decided that she and Anthony will only ever be friends but Fred suggests she's kidding herself. Tyrone tells Maria he wants to snatch Tommy back for Vera.moreless
  • Fri 25 Aug, 2000
    Fri 25 Aug, 2000
    Episode 137
    When the Platt's discover Monica's pup costs £400 they tell a disappointed David that he can't have it. Pat and Steve finish the health centre job. Impressed Duggie buys the builders drinks all day. Deirdre sorts out paperwork at the shop for busy Dev. Fred worries when he hears a supermarket is to open near his butchers shop. Duggie suggests he relocates in Victoria Street. The Platt's are relieved when David agrees to take on a dog from a rescue centre. Vinny gets tired of Duggie bragging and throwing his weight around. They arm wrestle but the match turns into a fight when Duggie suggests swapping girlfriends as Natalie needs a real man. Rita feels uncomfortable when she sees Anthony with his wife and sees how tender he is with her. Whilst drunk, Duggie offers Vinny a job. Tyrone minds Tommy at the garage, but when his back is turned Doreen snatches him. Vera is horrified to see them driving away together.moreless
  • Wed 23 Aug, 2000
    Wed 23 Aug, 2000
    Episode 136
    Leanne decides to pawn the necklace Jez sent her and buy a flight to Amsterdam. Rita snaps at Norris when he questions her over Anthony. She insists they are just good friends. The Platts please David by agreeing to let him have a dog, hoping it will cheer him up. Toyah is stunned when Leanne tells her she's flying out to Amsterdam as she's too frightened to stay in Weatherfield. She is grateful when Natalie agrees to her leaving her job at no notice. Les is fired when someone spots him dumping the trolleys in the canal. Rita admits to Fred that she's falling for Anthony and doesn't know what to do. She wants to feel what it was like when she was young. He tells her to be grateful for the friendship she has with Anthony as its better than nothing. Janice, Les and Toyah bid an emotional farewell to Leanne as she leaves. She is touched when, for the first time, Les tells her he loves her. Steve drives her to the airport, wishing her well.moreless
  • Mon 21 Aug, 2000
    Mon 21 Aug, 2000
    Episode 135
    Leanne is frightened of Jez and tries to be pleasant to him without encouraging him. He insists she is the love of his life and swears he's a changed man. He gets angry when she refuses to go out with him and turns violent. Rita feels uneasy when Anthony puts his arm around her. She is confused by her feelings. Leanne escapes Jez by warning him that if he hurts her, the police will be onto him straight away. He tells her he's gone off her.moreless
  • Sun 20 Aug, 2000
    Sun 20 Aug, 2000
    Episode 134
    Emma moves all her belongs into No. 7. She takes over the house but Curly is thrilled. Leanne asks Jez to leave her alone. She tells Steve she's frightened so he advises her to run away. Geena refuses to be Best Woman until Linda begs her, saying she needs her to make sure she does actually marry Mike. Ken urges Toyah to search for a course she can do with her grades rather than just give up. Tyrone interviews people wanting to buy Monica's pups but they find the questions insulting. Maxine starts having golf lessons. Fred is put out to hear she's a natural. Les and Dennis dump the trolleys on waste ground but are followed by Curly and Emma who bring them back and put them back in Les' yard. Leanne is horrified when Jez sends her flowers every hour.moreless
  • Fri 18 Aug, 2000
    Fri 18 Aug, 2000
    Episode 133
    Janice demands Les gets rid of the trolleys which are in their backyard. Les offers them to Curly but he says they've got a design fault and he doesn't want them. Toyah's hopes for studying Media at Warrington University are ruined when she only gets three Es. She feels useless but Ken tells her she should be proud as she's still got three A levels. Dev is pleased when Deirdre takes the job in the shop. Blanche warns her she'll be a laughing stock but she just wants a job with no responsibilities. Leanne tries to work out who has sent her the flowers but can't think of anyone. She is stunned when a gold necklace is delivered. Geena is surprised when Linda asks her to be her best woman. Leanne is horrified when Jez tells her he sent the flowers and necklace as he's decided he wants her as a girlfriend.moreless
  • Wed 16 Aug, 2000
    Wed 16 Aug, 2000
    Episode 132
    Deirdre is charmed when Dev offers her a job at the shop. Blanche urges her not to accept, saying it'll be a step backwards. Janice returns from nursing her mother and is suspicious to find No. 5 spotless. She assumes Les has had a woman in before Toyah tells her Dennis has been staying and he's house proud. Doreen turns up at the B&B with her boyfriend Carl, determined not to leave without Tommy. She tells the Duckworths that she is Tommy's legal guardian and she wants him back. They refuse to let her take him and alert Geoff to her plans. Vera worries when Doreen threatens to bring the police in. Natalie realises she can't get at Jez and just hopes he gets his comeuppance one day. Steve pays Jez the £8,000 back. Rita is grateful when Anthony helps her track down her grandmother Louisa Beatrice's grave. Dennis is pleased when Janice tells him he can carry on lodging at No. 5. Leanne is puzzled to receive and anonymous bunch of flowers.moreless
  • Mon 14 Aug, 2000
    Mon 14 Aug, 2000
    Episode 131
    Natalie is determined to make sure Jez is punished for murdering Tony. Dennis contemplates starting up a motorbike repair shop. Jim agrees to him operating out of the garage, taking 20% commission. Tyrone decides to interview all prospective buyers for the puppies to ensure they go to good homes. Natalie and Leanne are horrified when Jez drinks in the Rovers. Natalie throws him out. Jim warns him to stay away from Steve, warning him that if he gets hurt he'll know who's to blame. Jim gives Steve a crowbar to keep with him for protection. Fred takes the Peacocks to the golf club and offers to nominate Ashley for membership. Ashley refuses but Maxine puts herself forward, startling Fred who hates female golfers. Jez corners Steve in the mini cab office and asks why he gave evidence against him. Steve tells him the police leant on him. Jez demands his £8,000 back and admits to him that he did kill Tony.moreless
  • Sun 13 Aug, 2000
    Sun 13 Aug, 2000
    Episode 130
    Natalie has no faith in British justice anymore. Steve hides away from Jez and tells Jim he's going to get away from Weatherfield. Jim begs him not to run away as he can't face losing him. Dev advertises for an assistant. Doreen tries to take Tommy from the Duckworths but Vera refuses to let her have him and Jack throws her out. Natalie makes Steve see that the police will be keeping a close eye on Jez and there's no need for him to run away. He agrees to stay in Weatherfield. Anthony tells Rita how lonely his life is without Isabel. He's pleased when she agrees to still be his friend.moreless
  • Fri 11 Aug, 2000
    Fri 11 Aug, 2000
    Episode 129
    Ken tells Deirdre that he's glad she's no longer working for Mike as he despises him so much. She agrees to stop blaming him. After talking to her friends Rita regrets being so hard on Anthony. Geoff Horton asks the Duckworths to look after Tommy as Doreen has run off with another man. Ken tells Deirdre that Edna was his source. Steve and Natalie are horrified when Jez is found not guilty. Smug Jez warns Steve that he'll see him around.moreless
  • Wed 9 Aug, 2000
    Wed 9 Aug, 2000
    Episode 128
    Deirdre is bitter that she's left a job she enjoyed. Debs, Duggie and Vinny support Natalie at Jez's trial. Edna feels bad when she hears that Deirdre has lost her job over the article. Rita refuses to have anything to do with Anthony, seeing him as a womaniser. Natalie gives evidence and is made to look foolish as the defence make her admit she has no evidence against Jez. Ken talks to Toyah's boss and gets her job back for her. She is pleased he enjoyed her interview. Natalie is upset when the court hears that the bat that killed Tony was found in Jez's house. Jez swears on oath he didn't kill Tony. Anthony begs Rita for another chance, saying his wife is in a nursing home suffering from Alzheimer's. She accuses him of writing his wife off. Les plans to steal trolleys from Freschos and sell them back to Curly.moreless
  • Mon 7 Aug, 2000
    Mon 7 Aug, 2000
    Episode 127
    Steve and Natalie go to court as Jez stands trial for murder. Natalie worries that Steve will be too scared to give evidence. Deirdre gets fed up with Mike accusing her of betraying him. She begs Ken to reveal his source but he refuses. Steve gives evidence in court, saying how Jez threatened him. The defence team accuses him of lying to get the reward money in order to pay Jez back the £8,000 he borrowed. Deirdre is furious when Mike starts locking drawers and entrusts the keys to Linda. She refuses to stay where she's not trusted and resigns. Mike is surprised but Linda is delighted. Natalie worries that the fact that Steve owes Jez money will ruin the case against him. Anthony and Rita enjoy each other's company at the theatre. When Ken isn't bothered about Deirdre's lost job she tells him she hates his principles. Rita is shocked when Anthony tells her he's a married man. She accuses him of leading her on.moreless
  • Sun 6 Aug, 2000
    Sun 6 Aug, 2000
    Episode 126
    Ken assures worried Edna that he won't tell Mike that she was his source for his article. Sarah goes for David when he calls her a slag. They fight and Gail is horrified when he says he wishes his whole family was dead. Toyah is furious when Jason refuses to play her interview with Ken. Gary and Paula struggle to keep up their relationship with the distance between them. Deirdre is angry that Ken won't reveal his source and is happy for her to take the blame. Les is interested to learn Freschos shopping trolleys are worth £80 each. Toyah locks herself in the radio station to broadcast her interview and is sacked by Jason. Rita is pleased when Anthony looks her up and chats to her about her days as a singer. He offers her tickets to see local shows when he reviews them. Martin is frustrated when David refuses to talk to him about his troubles. Gary realises he's fallen for Paula in a big way.moreless
  • Fri 4 Aug, 2000
    Fri 4 Aug, 2000
    Episode 125
    Hayley makes Bethany a christening gown. Linda passes her driving lest first time. Candice lies to her mum to go to the christening, bringing boyfriend Darren Michaels with her. Gary is frustrated when Paula comes to stay and his time is wasted by a run-around fare. The Platts have Bethany christened at St Paul's but David runs away from the church and misses the ceremony. Roy stands in as Godfather. Hayley and Candice are Godmothers. Mike is furious to read Ken's article damning his working policies. He accuses Deirdre of stabbing him in the back, refusing to believe she had nothing to do with it. Candice's mum drags her away from the christening party, upsetting everyone and making Sarah cry. The Platts are horrified when David is brought home by the police having been caught shoplifting.moreless
  • Wed 2 Aug, 2000
    Wed 2 Aug, 2000
    Episode 124
    Norris enjoys playing with his train set. Emma gives notice on her flat and tells Curly she's moving in with him. He's thrilled. Toyah is pleased when DJ Jason agrees to her interviewing Ken about his book. Martin tries to show David he's cared about by buying him a computer game. Natalie warns frightened Steve that if he backs out of the court case he won't get the reward money. He isn't bothered. Ken writes in his column about factory owners running sweatshops. Deirdre is furious as its obvious its about Underworld. Emily is angry when Norris confesses the train set is worth £160. She makes him ashamed for defrauding the charity shop. She orders him to pay £170. Roy holds Ken's book launch at the café. Natalie warns Steve that if he withholds evidence he'll go to prison and be at Jez's mercy.moreless
  • Mon 31 Jul, 2000
    Mon 31 Jul, 2000
    Episode 123
    The Platts book Bethany's christening at St Paul's. Norris spies an old train set amongst jumble given for the charity shop. He gives Emily £7.50 for it. Rita starts selling Ken's book. Roy organises a launch for it at the café. Hayley is touched when Sarah asks her to be Bethany's Godmother. A thug warns Steve that if he attends court he'll be killed. Emma is stunned when Curly asks her to move in with him. She tells him she needs time to think. David stays out late, worrying the Platts, and tells them all everyone thinks about is Bethany. He accuses them of having no time for him anymore. Gail and Martin realise he's got a point. Edna tells Ken that work conditions at Underworld are similar to those in Victorian times. He encourages her to tell him more. Steve decides to stay away from the court case.moreless
  • Sun 30 Jul, 2000
    Sun 30 Jul, 2000
    Episode 122
    Toyah feels lost without Spider. She feels she's made the wrong decision. David resents the fact that Bethany has taken over and there's no money left. Sarah decides she wants Bethany christened, with Candice and Hayley as Godmothers. Martin gets her to ask David to be Godfather but he isn't keen. The Peacocks dine with Curly and Emma. Maxine advises Curly to move Emma into the house. Steve is shaken when a brick is thrown through the cab office window. He knows it's a warning to him not to give evidence against Jez.moreless
  • Fri 28 Jul, 2000
    Fri 28 Jul, 2000
    Episode 121
    Toyah is annoyed by the way Spider has planned the Indian trip without consulting her. Ken proudly shows off his first published copy of 'Weatherfield Yesterday'. He assures Fred that he hasn't said that Bernard Cartwright was a murderer. When Leanne puts Spider down Toyah gets angry and decides she's had enough of small-minded Weatherfield. Emily is surprised to hear Spider is going traveling in India. She wishes him well. Rita goes to Stephens Bookshop to look for a genealogy book and is helped by owner Anthony Stephens. Emily offers Norris her back room, no longer wanting to live alone. He's delighted. Toyah is confused at the thought of spending a year in India and feels rushed by Spider. Ken urges her to do what she wants to, not what other people want of her. Spider is stunned when she tells him the time isn't right for her to travel but that he should go without her. Norris moves into No. 3. Toyah assures Spider she does love him and tells him she's been lucky to love him. He leaves.moreless
  • Wed 26 Jul, 2000
    Wed 26 Jul, 2000
    Episode 120
    Spider is hurt that Toyah thinks he's selling out. She spells out how much he's changed and that he no longer wants to change the world. Mike is puzzled why Linda hasn't invited her family to the wedding. She says she doesn't like them and they don't matter to her. Norris refuses to return to the B&B and offends Vera by criticising her cleanliness standards. Rita is quick to point out he can't stay with her. Spider's interview goes well but when he is forced to deny a single mother benefit he snaps, standing on his desk and shouting about condemning the poor. He resigns. Ken wins Audrey round by writing an article for the Gazette in Alf's memory. Jim agrees to help Dennis and Les renovate their bike. Toyah is stunned when Spider tells her he resigned and that they're going on a spiritual journey to India.moreless
  • Mon 24 Jul, 2000
    Mon 24 Jul, 2000
    Episode 119
    Spider is nervous as he goes for promotion. Toyah hopes he doesn't get the job. Rita decides to look into her genealogy. Ken is alarmed when the Gazette is full of letters agreeing to his column. He knows Audrey won't be pleased. At the interview Spider is aware that somewhere along the way he has lost his principles. Les brings home a motorbike dredged from the canal. Thrilled Dennis agrees to renovate it, with Les hoping he'll be able to join the Hells Angels when its up and running. Dennis is stunned when he discovers the bike is a Vincent-HRD Series C Black Shadow. Tyrone is thrilled when Monica gives birth to five puppies on Norris' bed. Norris is horrified at the intrusion and feels his grandmother's bedspread has been defiled. He refuses to stay at the B&B and dumps himself on Rita. Spider gets through to the next stage, telling Toyah he's determined to make something of himself. Maxine decides Curly and Emma are ideal friend material. Toyah tells Spider she doesn't want to be taken care of and he's no longer the man she fell in love with.moreless
  • Sun 23 Jul, 2000
    Sun 23 Jul, 2000
    Episode 118
    Alma organises Audrey's secret birthday party. Paula travels from Blackpool to apologise to Gary, saying that she's no longer seeing Lewis. She is disappointed when he is short with her. Dennis reports his van stolen to the police and is grateful when Les agrees to him staying whilst Janice is away. Vera urges Gary not to shut Paula out, telling him he'll regret it if he does. Audrey is thrilled by her surprise birthday party. She is amazed to see Gladys again and is forced to thank Ken for finding her. Audrey patronises Gladys when she finds out how lowly she is. Emily is frustrated when Les throws a noisy barbecue when she's trying to work. He refuses to turn his music down for her.moreless
  • Fri 21 Jul, 2000
    Fri 21 Jul, 2000
    Episode 117
    Emily is sceptical that Spider and Toyah are really happy about making the commitment of a mortgage together. Leanne isn't enthusiastic either but Toyah accuses her of being jealous. With her birthday coming up, Audrey reminisces about how popular she used to be when she was young, this gives Alma an idea and she sets about organising a surprise party for Audrey. A subdued Linda hands the keys to Mark's flat back to Rita. She later sobs to Geena that Mark has gone for good. Feeling sorry for sacked Gary, Eileen tells Maya that the twins could be taken into care. Outraged Maya orders Vik to help him. When Dennis' van is towed away Les insists he stays at No. 5. Ken agrees to help Alma trace Audrey's best friend from school, to try and get back in to Audrey's good books. Gary is grateful when Vik gives him another chance.moreless
  • Wed 19 Jul, 2000
    Wed 19 Jul, 2000
    Episode 116
    Tyrone and Maria tell Vera the good news about their engagement. Audrey is thrilled when the health centre is going to be named after Alf. She is thrilled until she discovers Ken has used his column to criticise the Council for promoting fat cat councillors. He is horrified to discover he's inadvertently slurred Alf. Mark asks Mike's doctor about his heart condition and is confused as the doctor explains to him that the heart attack was a warning and that Mike probably has another 20 years left in him. Vera cheers Tyrone up when he explains that his mum isn't bothered that he is engaged so Vera suggests that they have an engagement party. Angry Mark confronts Linda who struggles to cover up her lies. He tells her that it is her that is sick and not Mike. Linda and Mark row as he tells her that she only loves herself, not him or Mike. Vik sacks Gary for taking the day off to go to Blackpool. Mark goes to see Mike intending to tell him the truth but is unable to when Mike talks on about the wedding and how he's never been happier. Mark chickens out and shamefully tells him that he will miss him as he is definitely going away. Linda walks in to the two men hugging and for a moment thinks Mike knows the truth. She is relieved to realise that Mark didn't tell him but also feels sad as Mark leaves for Amsterdam.moreless
  • Mon 17 Jul, 2000
    Mon 17 Jul, 2000
    Episode 115
    Dennis spends the night in his campervan, parked outside Audrey's Salon, to her annoyance. Audrey springs an idea for the newspaper column into Ken's head after a conversation about the new health centre. The pressure of lying to his father gets to Mark when Mike lays in to him about the business, and he walks out of the office. Mike attempts to give Mark a chance to say what's on his mind and reassure him that he's getting better and not about to die at any moment. Toyah forces herself to be enthusiastic that Spider has been recommended for a promotion. On the spur of the moment Gary goes to see Paula in Blackpool. He finds her with her boyfriend, Lewis, who aggressively tells Gary that only he'll be taking Paula out from now on. Dejected Gary starts to fight Lewis when he pushes Paula around. They police are called and Gary is arrested and cautioned. Mr Sutherland jokingly tells Tyrone that if he is to give his blessing for Tyrone and Maria's engagement, he wants to do a fair swap, Maria for Monica. Tyrone agrees to the swap, impressing Mr Sutherland who tells him he was only kidding. Paula tells Gary that Lewis doesn't mean anything to her but he isn't interested any more. Spider suggests to Toyah that they should think about getting a mortgage and a place of their own now that he would have extra money from his promotion. She's surprised by his attitude. A dismayed Gary tells Emily that he doesn't think he will ever be lucky in love again as he had his one chance with Judy and there will never be anyone like her for him again.moreless
  • Sun 16 Jul, 2000
    Sun 16 Jul, 2000
    Episode 114
    Mark feels wretched over Mike's illness and agrees to stay in Weatherfield but Mike urges him not to stay for his sake. Gary is embarrassed to let people know of his romance in Blackpool. Les is pleased when his mate Dennis hangs around the Street. Les puts him onto work at the building site. Desperate to do the right thing, Tyrone nervously asks Mr Sutherland's permission to marry Maria. Janice tells an unsympathetic Les that she's going to stay with her mum who has broken her ankle. Mr Sutherland kids Tyrone into believing he only wants Maria to inherit the Sutherland family's wealth. He tells a dismayed Tyrone that he won't let them get engaged until he knows exactly what his prospects are. Jim advises Gary to contact Paula again. Ken is troubled over inspiration for his new newspaper column in the Gazette. Mike advises Mark to go traveling, reassuring him that he will always be here to return to.moreless
  • Fri 14 Jul, 2000
    Fri 14 Jul, 2000
    Episode 113
    Norris eventually convinces Vera to be his partner by buying her a new frock. They draw with the reigning champions, the Kershaws, and have a dance off. Vera enjoys herself but Norris panics under the pressure. Tyrone and Maria decide to keep their engagement a secret as he wants to formally ask her father's permission. Jack spikes Mrs Kershaw's drink with vodka so she can't control her legs and Vera and Norris win the contest. Les takes over the 18th party at the Rovers, installing himself as DJ. Toyah is embarrassed by his blatant attempts to impress the boss at the radio station. Her friends dislike DSS Spider and she ends up going clubbing without him. Gary agrees to keep in contact with Paula when he's back in Manchester. The Duckworths leave Blackpool. Vera is upset when Tommy begs her to take him with her. In order to stop Mark from leaving the country, desperate Linda tells him that if he leaves now, he will never see his dad again because he's dying.moreless
  • Wed 12 Jul, 2000
    Wed 12 Jul, 2000
    Episode 112
    After a fall Celeste is unable to dance so Norris is forced to plead with Vera to be his partner again. Maria is cool towards Tyrone, thinking he doesn't really like her. He is certain she's the girl he's going to marry and doesn't want to rush sex as she's so special. Gary advises Tyrone to make a gesture to show her what she means to him. Linda tells Mark she can't cope with being away from him but he tells her one of them has to finish the affair and he's definitely going to Amsterdam. Spider offers to organise a belated party to celebrate Toyah and Leanne's 18th birthdays. Les decides to take over when he discovers her radio station boss is going to attend. Tyrone proposes to a happy Maria at the top of Blackpool tower and gives her a matching ring to his.moreless
  • Mon 10 Jul, 2000
    Mon 10 Jul, 2000
    Episode 111
    Mike confides to Mark that he wants to stay active so that Linda won't see him as an invalid and thus leave him. Ken is given a job as a columnist on the Weatherfield Gazette. Curly realises how dangerous Emma's job is after seeing her in action with the burglars. He asks her to consider changing her job but she refuses. Gary plucks up the courage to ask Paula out for dinner. The paper pays for them to go to a posh restaurant. They enjoy each other's company, with her telling him she really likes him. Mark and Linda acknowledge their love for each other. She breaks down when he tells her he has to leave because he loves her too much. Tyrone stuns Maria by admitting he's a virgin and saying he wants to wait until he's married before having sex. Paula and Gary escape the newspaper people and share a passionate kiss on the beach.moreless
  • Sun 9 Jul, 2000
    Sun 9 Jul, 2000
    Episode 110
    Mark is surprised when Mike tells him he'll buy him the ticket to go away again on the condition that he will return in September to be his best man. Gary is furious when a photo of him and Paula appears in the local paper. He feels Paula has tricked him and is angry. He accuses her of running to the Press but she swears she knows nothing about it. When Linda lays into Alma for visiting the flat Blanche launches into an attack, telling her she has no decency. When Vera cries off with exhausted feet, Norris dances with Celeste and feels he's more in tune with her. He agrees to be her partner, much to Vera's annoyance. Whilst the residents gather at Roy's Rolls for a Home Watch meeting the burglars ransack No. 7. Emma and Curly interrupt them, with Les' help. Emma arrests the youths whilst Les enjoys pretending to be a detective. Paula drags the reporter round to Gary and gets him to tell him she had nothing to do with the photograph. Gary is confused.moreless
  • Fri 7 Jul, 2000
    Fri 7 Jul, 2000
    Episode 109
    Emily is grateful when Spider stays with her. He admits to her that the spark has gone out of his and Toyah's relationship. Norris pushes Vera into a strict dance regime. Warren's mother, Paula Shipley, pays a visit to thank Gary and offers to take them to the Pleasure Beach, he accepts. Les decides to cash in on the local burglaries by buying a load of empty alarm boxes for people to put on their houses. Gary tells Paula about Judy's death. She tells him about her divorce. They enjoy each other's company. Alma visits Mike. He admits to her that he thought he was going to die and says he's not ready for that yet. Ken is thrilled when his disc is handed in at the Gazette. Tyrone determines to win Maria a cuddly toy at the fun fair but doesn't have any luck. Danny installs a burglar alarm system for Emily at No. 3. She tells Spider she won't be beaten by thugs and sends him back to the bedsit. Mike can't understand why Mark wants to throw away the opportunities he is giving him but Alma makes him see Mark is his own person. He realises she's right and tells alarmed Linda that Mark should go to Amsterdam.moreless
  • Wed 5 Jul, 2000
    Wed 5 Jul, 2000
    Episode 108
    The Blackpool paper carries a report of the life saving. Gary is forced to admit he was the hero. He plays the incident down and refuses to talk to the paper when Vera contacts them. Mark refuses to be manipulated by Linda, insisting that Mike must never find out about them. Mike discharges himself from hospital, against the doctor's orders. Maria and Tyrone's hopes for time alone are ruined by Vera who keeps chaperoning them. Roy considers starting up a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme. Mike refuses to change his lifestyle and reveals to Fred that Mark is the main beneficiary under his will, until he marries Linda. Vera and Norris enjoy dancing at the Tower Ballroom and decide to enter a competition. A local woman, Celeste, is taken with Norris' style. Linda tells Mark that Mike needs him more than ever and he can't leave. Mark hates the thought of her being tied to a sick old man and makes love to her. Emily takes to living completely in her living room. She admits to Spider that she can't sleep and her nerves are in shreds. She fears the thugs will return. He promises to look after her. Alma is stunned to hear Mike has had a heart attack. She's hurt that nobody contacted her. She later witnesses Linda and Mark talking intimately together.moreless
  • Mon 3 Jul, 2000
    Mon 3 Jul, 2000
    Episode 107
    Emily spends the night downstairs in her armchair, terrified that the burglars will return. On Mark's return, Linda blames him for causing Mike's heart attack by leaving in the way he did. She tells him she was going to tell Mike all about them and accuses him of running out on her. Ken is frustrated that his book has been stolen. Out of desperation he puts an ad in the Gazette, offering a reward. Mike is pleased when Mark visits him in hospital but demands to know why he left. Mark tells him he just got itchy feet. In Blackpool, Gary saves a young boy, Warren, who is out of his depth in the sea, but he avoids the attention by not telling anyone. Mike is told to diet and not to work too hard. Linda determines to make sure he doesn't die. Danny decides to stock burglar alarms, taking advantage of the local burglaries. Spider is concerned as Emily appears vague but she insists she's fine. Mark tells Linda that they must never tell Mike about their affair as it would definitely kill him. He tells her they're finished.moreless
  • Sun 2 Jul, 2000
    Sun 2 Jul, 2000
    Episode 106
    Emily is broken into by two thugs who ransack her house, stealing £312 from a sponsored walk. Mike is horrified to read Mark's letter that he's left the country. He doesn't understand why he'd run out on him. Linda is stunned when Mike suffers a heart attack in front of her. He is rushed to hospital and is told to look at the attack as an early warning. The thugs break into No. 1 and steal Ken's laptop with the disc containing the final draught of his book. Mark and Craig fly to Amsterdam. Toyah takes a job working at a radio station over the Summer. Spider and Toyah help Emily clear up the mess in No. 3. She feels violated. The Duckworths, Norris, Tyrone, Maria and the Mallets set off to Blackpool. There's no room for all of them at the Hortons so Norris is forced to sleep in a caravan. Linda manages to phone Mark in Amsterdam and tells him about Mike's attack. She tells him he has to return.moreless
  • Fri 30 Jun, 2000
    Fri 30 Jun, 2000
    Episode 105
    Vera invites Gary and the twins to Blackpool as well. Mark makes a decision to leave Weatherfield and go to Thailand, knowing that Linda will never tell Mike the truth. Linda is confused when she realises that Mark really is leaving, she enjoys the security with Mike, but knows that it is Mark she loves. Mark writes Mike a letter, telling him he's left the country. He is emotional and hugs him for the last time before leaving the letter for him. The Masked Python performs at the Rovers where drunken Janice pulls off his mask. Sam is mortified when his mother Brenda turns out to be in the pub. She is furious and drags him home. Linda tells Mark that she loves him and will tell Mike about them. He warns her that he's leaving the country at midnight and is stunned that she's chosen him over Mike.moreless
  • Wed 28 Jun, 2000
    Wed 28 Jun, 2000
    Episode 104
    Spider is miffed that Toyah is going to the stripper night. He feels they don't share the same values anymore. The Hortons invite Vera and Jack to look after Tommy in Blackpool for a week. Jack is amazed when Vera sets about inviting Tyrone, Maria and Norris, so she can close the B&B. Norris agrees to go as it means he won't have to cook for himself. Gail and Martin take time to discuss their problems and the future of their relationship. He doesn't want to be a weekend father so says he wants to stay with her but she demands that if he does so he has to make a go of their marriage as she won't live a sham forever. Mark suggests to Linda that they tell Mike about the affair but she disagrees strongly. Mark gives her an ultimatum, she has to choose between him or Mike, or else he will move to Thailand.moreless
  • Mon 26 Jun, 2000
    Mon 26 Jun, 2000
    Episode 103
    When she finds Martin has slept downstairs, Sarah feels he's tired because of Bethany and makes a fuss about how wonderful he is. Sick of the praise, Gail tells her about his affair. Natalie agrees to a 'Women Only' night when Geena tells her about Sam stripping. Sarah is devastated by the news of Martin's affair and confronts him. She feels it's all her fault and fears he'll leave home just when she most needs him. Mark tells Craig about his affair with Linda. Craig encourages him to move away from the mess.moreless
  • Sun 25 Jun, 2000
    Sun 25 Jun, 2000
    Episode 102
    Geena recognizes Sam's tattoo and realizes that he is a stripper she has seen perform. She invites him to do a gig at the Rovers and, as he needs the money, he agrees. Mark gives Linda a watch as her birthday present, saying he knows he can never compete with Mike. He tells her he loves her and demands to know what she feels about him. Tyrone borrows Mark's car to impress Maria by taking her into the country. She is relieved when he confesses that his family aren't really rich. Audrey rows with Martin over his affair and is astounded when he isn't remorseful. He tells her it's nothing to do with her. Mark bumps into an old traveling friend, Craig who invites himself to stay with him. Maria illustrates to Tyrone the importance of telling the truth when they are pulled and questioned by the police whilst driving Mark's car. Martin rows with Gail for telling Audrey and says he'll sleep on the sofa.moreless
  • Fri 23 Jun, 2000
    Fri 23 Jun, 2000
    Episode 101
    Martin feels hypocritical posing for family photographs. The builders give Sam money to put on a horse. When Jack tells him the horse is useless he pockets the money. Linda celebrates her birthday and is annoyed when Mike makes little of it. Audrey takes the Platts to have their photographs taken. Martin leaves early after Audrey insists he and Gail have their picture taken together. Sam is aghast when the horse wins. He confesses to Pat who orders him to pay the builders what they would have won. Audrey breaks Gail down into telling her that Martin's had an affair. She urges her to throw him out. Tyrone is thrilled when Mark leaves his BMW at the garage for the weekend. Linda is delighted when Mike buys her a silver sports car, a Toyota MR2 convertible.moreless
  • Wed 21 Jun, 2000
    Wed 21 Jun, 2000
    Episode 100
    The fire brigade arrive to put out the flames whilst the residents row with Jim, accusing him of endangering them all. The debt collector calls in the police. Emma has to caution Jim, making him see that the situation could have got out of hand. Linda starts her friend Karen Phillips at Underworld from Wheelers. Edna moves from packing onto the floor. Tyrone passes off a Jag as his Dad's and offers to take Maria out in it for a day trip. Audrey offers to pay for a Platt family portrait. Linda warns Karen not to tell her family about her being engaged to Mike. Tyrone is horrified when the Jag's owner collects it for the weekend. Steve fears Jez's reaction to him testifying against him.moreless
  • Mon 19 Jun, 2000
    Mon 19 Jun, 2000
    Episode 99
    Pat starts his nephew Sam on at the health centre site. Steve is horrified to learn he's going to be called as a witness in Jez's court case. Kevin decides to go and stay in Germany with Bill, leaving the garage in Jim's hands. When a debt collector calls looking for Gwen Jim tells her she can take all the store's furniture back with pleasure. The Platts register the baby as Bethany Britney Platt. Linda suggests employing her old friend Karen, and Edna from packing, as machinists to help get out an important order. When Maria questions Tyrone about his family he tells her they're rich and live in Spain. Jim piles all the furniture up in the Street, covers it in petrol and sets light to it all.moreless
  • Sun 18 Jun, 2000
    Sun 18 Jun, 2000
    Episode 98
    Gail struggles to stomach the children making a fuss of Martin on Father's Day. Sally invites Kevin round for a Father's Day barbecue. Kevin is stung when the girls draw him a picture of Alison and Jake as angels. He can't cope being around Danny and the girls and leaves early, upset that his family are happy with another man. Jim tells worried Janice all about Gwen's debts and how she tried to steal his money. Kevin shuts himself away in the garage and contemplates killing himself but realises he can't do it because of the girls. Sally tries her best to cheer him up but he feels he's being paid back for hurting her and the girls. Gary urges Jim to get his money back from the police before Gwen tries to claim it. Audrey urges the Platts to put Neil's name on the birth certificate but Sarah is adamant he doesn't count. She announces the baby is going to be called Bethany.moreless
  • Fri 16 Jun, 2000
    Fri 16 Jun, 2000
    Episode 97
    Martin is amazed by Gail's calm attitude. Danny is amazed that he's confessed and Gail still wants him. Martin doesn't care what happens now Rebecca has gone. Gwen withdraws £35,000 from the bank, planning to go to London. She goes on a shopping spree and panics when someone steals her bag. Jim buys an engagement ring, planning to give it to Gwen during a romantic meal. Sally acts surprised when Gail tells her about Martin's affair. She's amazed Gail hasn't thrown him out. Gail feels she can't start all over again without Martin. Gwen returns to work, telling everyone she was mugged at knife point. The police call on Jim and tell him Gwen's handbag has been found containing £35,000 and her passport. Jim goes for Gwen, knowing she's only been after his money. Martin tells Gail he'll stay and pretend as much as possible that their marriage is normal. Jim throws Gwen out of the house.moreless
  • Wed 14 Jun, 2000
    Wed 14 Jun, 2000
    Episode 96
    Gail breaks down as Martin explains he's in love with Rebecca and has been having an affair. He doesn't understand why he's telling her now she's gone. Gail's hurt by his coldness and accuses him of enjoying her pain. Steve is stunned to hear Jim and Gwen are engaged. Janice accuses Gwen of taking Jim for a ride, knowing she doesn't love him. When Sally offers him comfort Kevin kisses her before asking her to leave, feeling he's sick. Gail tells Martin he's a cheating coward when he says he stayed as Sarah was pregnant. Danny is annoyed by the amount of time Sally is spending with Kevin. Gail urges Martin not to give up on their marriage. He tells her none of it is her fault; he couldn't stop falling in love with Rebecca. She tells him she still loves him and wants to stick with him, pointing out Rebecca left him so there's no point in him leaving. Gwen confesses about all her debts to Janice. She feels everything is closing in on her. She phones the bank and asks to withdraw £35,000. Martin doesn't know what to do so agrees to stay until he decides.moreless
  • Mon 12 Jun, 2000
    Mon 12 Jun, 2000
    Episode 95
    Sally stays with Kevin all day, supporting him through the funeral. She tells him that he'll always have her. Martin is stunned to discover Rebecca has resigned from the hospital to take a job in Dubai. Linda, Gail, Sarah, Ken, Deirdre, Rita, Jim, Tyrone, Danny, Gwen, Hayley, Janice and Vera attend Alison and Jake's cremation. Alison's parents leave the funeral early after acknowledging that Kevin did love her. Martin rushes to the airport and catches Rebecca at the check-in. She tells Martin she has to leave as she can't rip his family apart. He begs her not to go, saying he needs her more than ever. She breaks down, telling him she loves him but they have different realities and she needs someone of her own. He breaks down as she boards the plane, saying she'll never return. Gwen is embarrassed when Jim tells people about their engagement. Kevin breaks down in Jake's nursery. In tears, Martin tells Gail that Rebecca has left himmoreless
  • Sun 11 Jun, 2000
    Sun 11 Jun, 2000
    Episode 94
    Rebecca feels neglected as Martin spends so much time with his family. Jim is given a £25,000 bank loan on No. 11 to buy the garage. He adds it to the £10,000 his uncle left him. Kevin apologises to the Platts, saying Alison didn't know what she was doing. Rebecca doesn't know what Martin is thinking so calls at the house. He's out so Gail entertains her and sings Martin's praises. Jim is furious to discover Gwen has withdrawn £1,000 from their account. He accuses her of stealing from him and finishes with her but she says she took the money to book them a honeymoon. Jim feels wrong footed and in order to stop her leaving proposes to her. Rita tries to console Kevin, urging him to remember happy times with Alison. Martin is shocked to hear Rebecca has called round.moreless
  • Fri 9 Jun, 2000
    Fri 9 Jun, 2000
    Episode 93
    Tyrone is distraught after witnessing Alison's death. Kevin blames himself for not staying at the hospital with Alison. Sally comforts him and Danny feels in the way. The Platts bring the baby home. Rebecca is upset to see their unity as they leave hospital. A debt collector demands £1,000 from Gwen and refuses to leave until she's withdrawn the money. Sarah decides to call the baby Britney. Audrey joins the family in toasting her with champagne. Alison's parents question Kevin over her death and annoy him by saying how unstable she was. He's left alone in the flat and breaks down in the empty nursery.moreless
  • Wed 7 Jun, 2000
    Wed 7 Jun, 2000
    Episode 92
    Linda gets Mark to stand Leanne up and take her out clubbing. Sarah realises how lucky she is when she hears of baby Jake's death. Distraught Kevin turns to Sally for comfort over Jake's death whilst Alison tries to help Sarah who is exhausted with looking after her baby. Mark and Linda panic when Geena spies them kissing at the club. Linda tells her that she's trapped as she loves both Mark and Mike and begs her not to tell anyone. When Sarah falls asleep Alison snatches the baby and runs out of the hospital. Kevin and the Platts are sent for. Kevin struggles to understand how Alison could have been left unattended whilst Martin refuses to have the situation covered up. The police are called in and radio broadcasts alert Weatherfield to the missing baby. Audrey is hurt when she hears the news over the radio and rows with Gail for not telling her in person. Sarah is upset by the rows and breaks down. Out walking Monica, Tyrone sees Alison in the park. He tells Kevin who rushes there with the police. Linda pushes Mark into finishing with Leanne. She is sad to be dumped by him again. Kevin finds Alison and the baby outside a pram shop. He talks the police into letting him talk to her alone. She tells him how she can't face not having a baby as she knows she would make a great mother. She hands the baby to him and before any one can stop her runs in front of a lorry and is killed.moreless
  • Mon 5 Jun, 2000
    Mon 5 Jun, 2000
    Episode 91
    Sarah lacks confidence with her baby. After hours in labour, Alison gives birth to a boy, who she calls Jake. Kevin is delighted to have a son. Maya is furious to hear about Streetcars' discount trips to Frescho. She confronts Vik who knows nothing about them. Eileen admits the idea was hers and when Vik rows with her she accuses him of letting Maya take advantage with free taxi rides. Alison is horrified when Jake turns blue. The doctors discover he has an infection, Group B Strep. Maya insists Vik takes her money, upset at being seen as a scrounger. Kevin and Alison are distraught to be told Jake's condition is fatal. They are given him to hold and he dies in their arms.moreless
  • Sun 4 Jun, 2000
    Sun 4 Jun, 2000
    Episode 90
    Martin gives Rebecca a ring, promising her a better one in time. Their love making is interrupted by Sally who tracks him down to tell him Sarah is in labour. Linda and Mark encourage Mike to go to a trade fair in Cologne so they can have a week together. Sarah has an agonising labour, helped by Gail. She gives birth to a girl. Martin feels guilty over not being around for her and tells her he's proud of her. To spite Maya, Eileen starts discounted taxi fares to Frescho. Gail is thrilled to be a grandmother and shows off pictures of the baby. Alison is delighted when she goes into labour.moreless
  • Fri 2 Jun, 2000
    Fri 2 Jun, 2000
    Episode 89
    Martin celebrates his birthday, telling Gail he has to work late so he can be with Rebecca. Tyrone worries about his relationship with Maria as he's a virgin and doesn't know how to act with her. Candice stands up for Sarah when Blanche rows with her over her morals, saying she isn't decent. Sarah is upset by the row. Kevin agrees to work for Jim when he buys the garage. Mark can't cope with only having Linda behind Mike's back, telling her she's all he thinks about. Tyrone is annoyed when Vera insists on meeting Maria but is delighted that she'd rather watch Pulp Fiction than a soppy romance video. Monica refuses to let the pair be alone and growls when they attempt a kiss. Gail rows with Blanche for upsetting Sarah and gets irate when Blanche insists she belongs in care. When Sarah suddenly goes into labour Gail rushes her to hospital.moreless
  • Wed 31 May, 2000
    Wed 31 May, 2000
    Episode 88
    Martin tells Gail that he's got to work on his birthday but really he's planning to take Rebecca out. Maya makes it clear that she doesn't expect to pay for taxis as she's family. Kevin suggests to Alison that she should tell her parents about the baby but she refuses. A brewery rep calls at the pub and he and Natalie end up going for a pizza much to Vinny's annoyance. Tyrone goes for a walk with Maria but every time he tries to kiss her Monica starts whining. Martin calls on Sally. Sally tells him exactly what she thinks of him and his affair. Vinny asks Natalie if he's missed his chance or can they try again. Natalie finally agrees.moreless
  • Mon 29 May, 2000
    Mon 29 May, 2000
    Episode 87
    Danny tells Martin that the only reason Sally has kept quiet about his affair is because she can see that Gail has enough on plate at the moment. Ashley and Maxine make up. Tyrone goes on his first date with Maria. Monica is jealous and gets in the way. Sally is so sickened by Martin putting on his "devoted husband" act that she decides she will and see Rebecca to put a stop to it. Sally tells Rebecca to pack in the affair or she will do it for her.moreless
  • Sun 28 May, 2000
    Sun 28 May, 2000
    Episode 86
    Maxine is distraught because Ashley hasn't come home. Sally is furious that Danny knew about Martin's affair and didn't tell her before. Maxine sees Ashley coming out of Debs' house and accuses him of sleeping with her. Danny tells Martin that Sally now knows what's going on. It's Toyah's 18th birthday but she wants to stay in and revise. Mark gives Linda a driving lesson. They drive to Mark's flat and go to bed.moreless
  • Fri 26 May, 2000
    Fri 26 May, 2000
    Episode 85
    Steve and Vik have a wager on who manages to pull Bobbi or Geena at the girls' party that night. Bobbi and Geena find out what's going on. Danny and Martin pretend to go to Tommo's stag night. In reality Martin takes Rebecca out and Danny goes to his mum's. Sally finds out that there was no stag night and after accusing Danny of having an affair he comes clean and tells her that it's Martin who is having the affair. Mike asks Mark to start giving Linda driving lessons. Linda is pleased but Mark isn't. Bobbi and Geena have their party. Vik gets very drunk and while he's asleep they put makeup and false nails on him which they have taken from the Salon downstairs. Maxine leaves in a huff as Ashley is getting drunk and ignoring her. She locks him out and he ends up staying on Debs' sofa.moreless
  • Wed 24 May, 2000
    Wed 24 May, 2000
    Episode 84
    Martin and Rebecca make plans to spend Friday night together. Roy is impressed with Vera's friendly approach with the customers. Audrey feels that Sarah's pregnancy is somehow her fault for setting a bad example. Martin asks Danny to lie for him about Friday night and say they were together at a stag do if asked. Danny agrees but isn't at all happy about it. Audrey tells Gail who her father is (for the first time). He's called Ted Page, she didn't love him but knew he loved her. Thought if she got pregnant Ted would marry her and then she would be able to get Stephen, her son, back. However didn't marry him as she realised she didn't love him. She shows Gail a photo of him. Natalie arranges to meet Vinny he agrees. They meet and she asks him if they could try again but he doesn't think it would work. Tyrone finds out that Maria doesn't have a boyfriend, she was with her brother the other day. They arrange to meet.moreless
  • Mon 22 May, 2000
    Mon 22 May, 2000
    Episode 83
    Gary starts his new job as a taxi driver working for Street Cars. Vera gets a job in Roy's Rolls and tells Natalie she doesn't want her cleaning job anymore. Jim finds out that he is the sole beneficiary to Uncle John's will and therefore he might be able to buy the whole garage. Blanche and Audrey have a slanging match in the Kabin over Sarah's pregnancy. Steve manages to wangle an invitation for he and Vik to Geena's flat-warming party. Jack and Tyrone take Monica to the kennels to get her impregnated. Sarah tells Hayley how worried she is about the baby now it's getting so near. Tyrone spots Maria on the Red Rec with another lad, he is heartbroken.moreless
  • Sun 21 May, 2000
    Sun 21 May, 2000
    Episode 82
    Geena and Bobbi move into their new flat and plan to have a party. Gail tells Roy that she will no longer be working in the café as she has to look after the Sarah. Sally and the girls visit Alison in hospital. Sally tells Alison how good Kevin is with the girls. Martin and Rebecca are holding hands in a café bar when Sally and Danny walk in. They let go of each other before they are seen. Jim decides that he will buy Kev's half of the garage. Natalie agrees to pay Steve the reward money on the day that Jez Quigley is found guilty. Kev tells Alison that he's going to sell the garage to buy a house for them.moreless
  • Fri 19 May, 2000
    Fri 19 May, 2000
    Episode 81
    Nita has a fairwell party in the Rovers with Dev, Vik, Maya and Linda. Sarah persuades Gail and Martin to let her go to a party. She doesn't enjoy the party as she realises that she doesn't fit in any more. She realises she's no longer a kid but not an adult. Geena and Bobbi agree with Audrey to rent the flat over the hair salon. Steve visits Jez in prison and is relieved to find out that Jez suspects a mate of his - Lee Sankey - of grassing him up over the Tony Horrocks murder. Tyrone suggests to Jim that he buys out Kev's half of the garage. Jack and Tyrone take Monica to a stud kennels and strike a deal with the owner. Tyrone fancies Maria Sutherland the daughter of the kennel owner.moreless
  • Wed 17 May, 2000
    Wed 17 May, 2000
    Episode 80
    Tyrone is despondent as he wants to buy a car but he only has £120. Curly doesn't get the job in Scotland, Nita does. This pleases Curly, Nita and Emma. Sarah Lou finally admits to Gail that her main concern is having to leave school and her mates behind. Gail says she will give up work and look after the baby so that Sarah can stay at school. A debt collector shows up at the factory looking for Gwen. Janice covers for Gwen telling the debt collector that Gwen left ages ago. Gwen later admits to Janice the scale of her debts. Geena and Bobbi agree to look for a flat together. Norris tells them about the flat over the salon. Jack suggests to Tyrone that to raise some funds for a car he could let Monica have pups. Gail tells Martin that they will be dependent upon his sole salary when the baby is born. Martin realises that his future with Rebecca is looking more and more remote. Rich turns up with a message from Jez. Jez want to see Steve. Steve is terrified.moreless
  • Mon 15 May, 2000
    Mon 15 May, 2000
    Episode 79
    Steve is relieved to hear that Jez has been arrested. Gail is very concerned that Sarah is thinking of having the baby adopted. Nita tells Vik that they have now completed on the sale of their house. Jim tells Tyrone that Kev is thinking of selling his share of the garage. Tyrone is worried that he might lose his job. Curly finds out that he failed to get the Area Manager's job. Sarah bursts into tears in the Kabin - she's frightened about the birth. Rita calms her down. Steve and Vik move into the flat about the minicab office. Nita tells Curly that he's in the running for a job in Scotland. He doesn't know what to do as he doesn't want to leave Emma. Sarah sobs in Martin's arms, she's so confused and wishes the whole pregnancy were a bad dream.moreless
  • Sun 14 May, 2000
    Sun 14 May, 2000
    Episode 78
    Janice and Gwen are furious when their pay packets are down. Sarah is put out when Candice starts hanging out with Kirsten and going out with sixteen year old Darren Michaels. Steve is victorious when he hears Jez has been charged with Tony's murder and is locked up. Emma is pleased when Curly expresses his feelings for her and begs her not to leave his life. Kevin decides to sell the garage in order to buy a house for when the baby is born. Gwen and Janice accuse Linda of conning them into signing the contracts and are confused when she tells them she made up their quotas the previous week. Sarah gets upset when Gail refuses to let her attend the end of show party, telling her she has to think of the baby. Sarah tells her she's sick of the baby and is going to give it away.moreless
  • Fri 12 May, 2000
    Fri 12 May, 2000
    Episode 77
    Natalie is horrified to see Jez hanging around the Rovers. He warns her to be careful. Martin hides when Gail calls on Rebecca whilst he's there. He's shaken by the close shave. Sally is angry with Danny for getting drunk and warns him that after Greg Kelly she's not getting involved with anyone who drinks. He feels they made a mistake opening the shop and should give it up. Emma and Curly go off for a camping weekend. He puts a brave face on all the walking but is relieved when she reveals she's booked them a night in a luxury hotel. Danny assures Sally he doesn't turn to drink to solve his problems. Steve goes to pay Jez his money back but witnesses Jez being carted off by the police.moreless
  • Wed 10 May, 2000
    Wed 10 May, 2000
    Episode 76
    Steve tells the police all Jez has said about killing Tony. Natalie thanks him when Jez is taken in for questioning. Kevin tries to calm Alison as she fears she's put the baby's health at risk by working too late. Nita goes for her job interview full of enthusiasm. Danny regrets opening the shop, thinking its going to ruin him. Martin panics when Gail introduces Rebecca to Danny. Rebecca feels uncomfortable being a guest in the Platt house. Gary is stunned to discover he's been set up by matchmaker Gail. Rebecca makes it clear she's not available and feels bad having Gail being nice to her. Sally refuses to let Danny sleep in her bed when he rolls home drunk. Steve is horrified when Jez turns up and accuses him of grassing on him. Steve convinces him he wouldn't dare grass. Jez demands his £8,000 back.moreless
  • Mon 8 May, 2000
    Mon 8 May, 2000
    Episode 75
    Steve tells Natalie that if she goes to the police he'll deny everything. Gwen is pleased when she talks Jim into opening a joint bank account. Sally is annoyed when Danny helps Kieran on a haulage job to earn extra money, leaving her alone in the shop. Nita applies for promotion, as area manager in North Lancs. Alison collapses and is rushed to hospital with high blood pressure. She is told she needs bed rest and is admitted. Jez is furious when Vik refuses to give him free rides and throws him out of Streetcars. Rebecca is caught out when Gail phones to invite her for a meal and she ends up agreeing. Martin is appalled when he learns Gail's invited Gary so she can match-make. Steve tells Vik how dangerous Jez is so Vik urges him to get him off their backs. Steve sees he has no option but to go to the police.moreless
  • Sun 7 May, 2000
    Sun 7 May, 2000
    Episode 74
    Vik celebrates finding a cash buyer for the house. Steve refuses to tell the police about Jez knowing he'd be killed, telling Natalie its up to her what she does with the information. Leanne tells Natalie that it was Jez who was behind the Rovers break-in. Gwen resents Jim running her life. She decides to leave him but is talked out of it by her friends who make her see she's lucky to have a good man. Natalie tells the police about Jez but refuses to give the name of the informant. Curly is alarmed when Emma suggests a walking weekend in the Peak District. Duggie tries to avoid Debs but she tracks him down and drags him off to bed. He is relieved when their love making is successful. Sally worries that business is bad and desperately wants to make a success of the shop. Martin is alarmed when Gail insists he invites lonely Rebecca round for a meal. Natalie tells dismayed Steve that she's going to have to give his name to the police; she wants Tony's killer in jail.moreless
  • Fri 5 May, 2000
    Fri 5 May, 2000
    Episode 73
    Maxine tells Ashley she loves him too much to see him suffer without meat. He is delighted to give up being a vegetarian. Janice and Gwen row with Linda when they find that they've only just broken even in their wages whilst Hayley is impressed by the amount she's earned. Linda is annoyed by their attitude and decides not to help them in future. Jez is annoyed when a cab fails to pick him up as Vik doesn't like him. He gives Steve packages and orders him to deliver them for him. Steve is horrified. Martin helps Rebecca move into her flat. She gives him his own set of keys. Jim forces Gwen to cut their store card up. Alison is forced to stop working because of her blood pressure. Steve delivers the packages and is frustrated when Jez tells him they're just the first of many. Steve panics and tells Natalie that Jez killed Tony.moreless
  • Wed 3 May, 2000
    Wed 3 May, 2000
    Episode 72
    Debs confides to Natalie that Duggie was impotent. Vik gives Eileen Grimshaw a ride in his cab and, impressed by her local knowledge, ends up employing her to operate the radio at Streetcars. She demands £5.50 an hour. Sarah has her first ante natal class. Debs assures Duggie she can be patient and sex isn't everything. Martin and Rebecca get their mobiles mixed up. Jim returns from Ireland to find Gwen has replaced all his furniture with new. He is horrified she's bought it all on their store card. Linda is annoyed when Mike cuts the girls timings down so Janice and Gwen won't meet their normal wages. She stays at work late, sewing more knickers to add to their piles. Maxine worries that she's bullied Ashley into vegetarianism. Gail phones Martin's mobile and is puzzled when a woman answers. Later Martin tells her she must have misdialled. Jim insists the furniture is sent back until Gwen confesses all his old stuff was taken to the tip.moreless
  • Mon 1 May, 2000
    Mon 1 May, 2000
    Episode 71
    Vik and Steve open for business. Danny worries that business is bad, after taking just £39 in a week. Vik is annoyed when Jez uses his cab and then refuses to pay, saying Steve's set up an account for him. Linda tells the girls the new contracts were her idea and she assures them they'll be better off. Duggie is pleased when Debs agrees to have dinner with him. Martin helps Rebecca look for a flat, insisting that she lives somewhere decent. She is thrilled when he tells her he'll pay part of the rent. Ashley and Maxine have dinner at Spider and Toyah's bedsit. Their friends think Maxine is a bimbo and get at Ashley for being a butcher. Toyah enjoys their discomfort but Maxine refuses to stay, saying she's proud of Ashley being a butcher. Duggie tells Debs he's been a fool and doesn't want to lose her. She is pleased.moreless
  • Sun 30 Apr, 2000
    Sun 30 Apr, 2000
    Episode 70
    Convinced Dev was a better option than Duggie, Debs is confused when he gives her the brush off the next morning. Natalie overhears Dev telling Aunty Maya the women he was with last night wasn't wife material. Debs is devastated to hear how he feels about her. Meanwhile, Duggie tells Debs he saw her with Dev the night before. Curly's back from France and on course for his second date with Emma. He's ready to get on with his life and reveals to her the reason for his trip to France - his daughter. Emma is nonplused by the news. They enjoy a romantic meal which ends in a tender kiss. Janice tells Vera there's someone outside to see her. Vera is surprised to find Jack decked out as a lollipop man. She's worried about his health but even more concerned to hear he'll be standing outside the local betting shop. Martin and Rebecca's flat hunting begins, but they are soon faced with the grim reality of the accommodation on offer. Linda talks to Mike about the wedding preparations and is delighted when he gives her a gold credit card.moreless
  • Fri 28 Apr, 2000
    Fri 28 Apr, 2000
    Episode 69
    Hayley is upset when Gail asks her not to spend so much time with Sarah. Mike and Linda issue the girls with new contracts, telling them they're on performance related pay. Debs enjoys being chatted up by Dev and agrees to have dinner with him. Martin interrupts when Jerry grabs Rebecca. He dodges Jerry's punches and refuses to let hgim touch Rebecca. Jerry promises to get him. Gail realises she's being over protective and apologises to Hayley, telling her she's a good friend. Rebecca feels she must find someone to live where Jerry can't find her. The machinists sign their new contracts understanding they'll be better off. Jim is saddened by the death of his Uncle Brendan in Ireland. The Peacocks entertain Spider and Toyah to a vegetarian feast. After her night out with Dev, Debs takes him back to her place, observed by Duggie.moreless
  • Wed 26 Apr, 2000
    Wed 26 Apr, 2000
    Episode 68
    Gail is put out when Hayley tries to help Sarah, giving her literature to read and listening to her problems. Jerry refuses to let Rebecca divorce him, accusing her of being infatuated with Martin. He promises her a fight. Steve and Vik buy cars at auction. Steve is frustrated when Jez refuses to accept he has no part in the firm and orders him to take one of his lads, Rich, on as a driver. Vik is furious when Steve takes Rich on without consulting him. When he sees Linda is determined to give performance related pay a go Mike agrees to implement it although he's certain it won't work. Maxine is put out to find Ashley has invited Spider and Toyah to dinner without telling her. Gail doesn't like the way Sarah finds it easier to talk to Hayley than her.moreless
  • Mon 24 Apr, 2000
    Mon 24 Apr, 2000
    Episode 67
    Debs feels humiliated by Duggie and feels he's had his chance. Steve is adamant that Jez is not his partner and won't be distributing any packages for him. Gary struggles to make ends meet and feels bad as he can't afford new shoes for the twins. Tyrone has his driving test again, with the same examiner. When the car breaks down desperate Tryone gets the examiner to let him fix it, reminding him how he saved his life. The car working again, Tyrone passes his test. After reminding himself how much Ashley means to him, Fred tells him he's welcome to his own beliefs. Linda investigates performance related pay and thinks Underworld should adopt it but Mike isn't sure. Steve agrees to employ Gary as a taxi driver once he's got a licence. Duggie apologises to Debs, explaining he had a panic attack as he was scared. She tells him he's very screwed up and should get sorted out. Steve tries to give Jez his £8,000 back but Jez refuses it, telling him to do as he says or he'll end up like Tony Horrocks, the last person to cross him.moreless
  • Sun 23 Apr, 2000
    Sun 23 Apr, 2000
    Episode 66
    Steve and Vik sign the lease on their new premises. Hayley feels she isn't hard enough to be a good supervisor. Dev's Aunt Maya comes out of retirement to start work in the shop. Martin promises Rebecca one day everything will be sorted. She tells him she's decided to start divorcing Jerry so she's able to move on. She tells Martin she needs to be certain of the future. Debs invites Duggie for a meal, planning to seduce him. Jim and Gwen start to redecorate but he feels uncomfortable by the way she wants expensive paints and papers. Fred gets frustrated when people laugh at him for employing a vegetarian. He tells Ashley that unless he changes his views he can't be a butcher. After kissing passionately Debs invites Duggie up to her bed but he chickens out and runs off.moreless
  • Fri 21 Apr, 2000
    Fri 21 Apr, 2000
    Episode 65
    Gwen skives off work to go to a retail park with Jim. He is alarmed when she tries to get him to buy a £600 bed on credit. When she accuses him of not trusting her over money he backs down and agrees to buy it. Steve gives Vik the £8,000 and they start to plan their business. Sally and Danny open for business with Duggie the rugby celebrity performing the opening ceremony for the benefit of the local press. Hayley realises Gwen is taking advantage of her so challenges her about her shoddy work and attitude. Gwen is shocked when Hayley threatens to report her to Mike. Jez tells Steve to look upon him as a sleeping partner and warns him not to cross him.moreless
  • Wed 19 Apr, 2000
    Wed 19 Apr, 2000
    Episode 64
    Curly is nervous about going on a date with Emma as he wasn't dated in years. Steve advises Leanne to forget all about Jez being involved with Ton's death as she shouldn't get involved. Fred is appalled to learn Ashley has eaten veggie sausages and determines to stop the rot. Vinny is hostile towards Duggie, annoyed that Natalie prefers his company. Duggie suggests his attitude is alienating her. Vinny tells Natalie he's sick of her giving him the cold shoulder. She accuses him of trying too hard to make their relationship work. She is annoyed when he refuses to drop the fact she slept with Colin. She refuses to apologise any more and tells him there's nothing left to say between them. Sally and Danny set their shop up. Vik tells Steve he can come into the business if he comes up with the money immediately. Emma tries to put Curly at ease as they eat together and chat over their life histories. After Maxine asks him to stand up for her, Ashley warns Fred not to keep on at her over her believes and in defiance tells him he is going to be a vegetarian too. Steve asks Jez for a £8,000 loan, saying he'll pay him back quickly. Jez assures him they'll be no rush for the repayment and hands over the money.moreless
  • Mon 17 Apr, 2000
    Mon 17 Apr, 2000
    Episode 63
    Natalie has reward posters put up around the area. Curly and Colette are pleased that Cavanagh has been taken into custody. She wishes him luck in finding a girlfriend. Ashley is furious when Maxine keeps on refusing to serve him meat. Vik is furious when the mini cab firm licence is put in jeopardy because of Steve's criminal record. He tells him to forget all about their partnership. Sarah feels lonely as she seems to have no friends her own age. Emma praises Curly on his bravery and surprises him by asking him out for a drink. Maxine tricks Ashley into eating veggie sausages when he thinks they're meat ones. Martin apologises to Rebecca and tells her he's been too selfish. She confesses she's really unhappy and doesn't know what to do but knows she couldn't bear to be away from him for six months. He is thrilled when she agrees to stay. Gwen tries to interest Jim in buying a new bed. Leanne notices Jez's horrified face when he sees the reward posters about Tony's death. Curly drinks with Emma and is thrilled when she agrees to a date with him. Leanne tells Steve she thinks Jez was involved in Tony's murder.moreless
  • Sun 16 Apr, 2000
    Sun 16 Apr, 2000
    Episode 62
    Gwen complains to Jim that No. 11 is full of signs of Liz which make her uncomfortable. Danny and Sally name their shop D and S Hardware. Jez returns to the Street and discovers that Steve needs money to start up a mini-cab firm. Rebecca gives Martin her resignation but he refuses to pass it on telling her he doesn't want her to leave. She tells him that if he really loves her he'll let her go. Leanne confesses to Natalie that it was she who let it out in the pub about her and Colin. She is horrified when Jez drinks in the Rovers and warns him to stay away from her. Colette tells Curly she hates the idea of being stalked by Cavanagh. He leaves her at No. 7 whilst he goes for a curry. Cavanagh watches him go and then lets himself in. Jim agrees to redecorate No. 11 but Gwen was hoping for much more. Natalie apologises to Vinny for thinking he told everyone about her and Colin. They agree to put the past behind them. Jez offers to lend Steve the money he needs but Steve refuses. Colette is terrified at being alone with Cavanagh. He warns her that Curly is after her and mustn't be trusted. When he finds them together Curly tells him the police are on to him. Cavanagh tries to flee but Curly gives chase and gets Duggie to rugby tackle him to the ground.moreless
  • Fri 14 Apr, 2000
    Fri 14 Apr, 2000
    Episode 61
    Les spends the night stuck on the island until the police rescue him, thinking he's a flasher. Guilty Tyrone stops the police from arresting him by vouching for him. Les says he owes him. Ashley is alarmed when Maxine becomes a vegetarian and stops serving him meat. Vinny has enough of Debs treating him with indifference. Rebecca tells Martin that being apart for a few months will prove if their love is as big as they think it is. Fred urges Ashley to stamp on Maxine's vegetarianism before she goes too far. Ashley tells Maxine she's free to do what she wants but he needs meat. Natalie decides to offer a £10,000 reward for information on Tony's killer.moreless
  • Wed 12 Apr, 2000
    Wed 12 Apr, 2000
    Episode 60
    Maxine starts questioning why she eats meat after Toyah tells her how much animals suffer. Natalie is embarrassed when the police question her about her sex life. She realises they want to believe she and Colin killed Tony together and breaks down, saying she could never kill her child. Vik asks Dev to lend him £8,000 for his taxi firm until he can sell the house. When Vinny keeps pestering her about sleeping with Colin Natalie tells him it's nothing to do with him. Leanne lets slip to the customers about Natalie sleeping with Colin and is horrified when the word spreads. Emma tells Curly that, unofficially, she thinks Cavanagh is stalking him. She explains he's done it before but she has no proof and needs his help to trap him. Vera lays into Natalie for sleeping with Colin, accusing her of having no feelings for Des or his memory. Les is trapped on an island in the lake when Tyrone steals his rowing boat. Dev agrees to lend Vik the money on the condition he pays interest. Vik is forced to agree. Natalie accuses Vinny of telling everyone she slept with Colin. Scared of crocodiles, Les is stranded on the island. Rebecca grows tired of only stealing hours with Martin and stuns him by saying she's going to take a six month contract in Dubai. He begs her not to go but she's adamant.moreless
  • Mon 10 Apr, 2000
    Mon 10 Apr, 2000
    Episode 59
    Curly is stunned to find his furniture has been moved around in the night. Les is sent to work in the park for his Community Service. The park keeper warns him that a crocodile lives in the lake. Nervous Hayley starts as supervisor with responsibility for quality control. Martin organises all the shifts at work so he and Rebecca are always together. Colin turns up at the Rovers, telling Natalie the police had to let him go as they know what Tony was killed and at the time he was in bed with her. Natalie is mortified. Tyrone is enraged when Les turns his hose pipe onto Monica in the park. Nita horrifies Vik by saying she's invited all the family to his party but cheers him up by saying she will sell the house. Sgt Emma Taylor investigates Curly's mysterious break in. She's interested to hear Cavanagh is involved in the case. Vinny is stunned when Natalie tells him how she spent the night with Colin. Leanne hears them arguing about it.moreless
  • Sun 9 Apr, 2000
    Sun 9 Apr, 2000
    Episode 58
    Steve finishes the Victoria Street development so Duggie starts to sell the units. Steve is annoyed that he can't be paid until the Council pay Duggie. Sally and Danny take possession of their shop. Curly finds Cavanagh fiddling with his car. Cavanagh says he frightened a man off and tells him he believes he is being hounded by someone. Curly takes him into No. 7 where Cavanagh steals his back door key. Hayley helps Sarah make costumes for Grease. Vinny tells Natalie how useless he feels, unable to help her in her grieve. He warns her that she's becoming totally obsessed by Tony's death and urges her to let go of both Tony and Des. Dev makes Nita see she's only against selling the house because it's Vik's idea. Dev urges her to agree to selling the house so Vik can set up his own business. She agrees. Natalie is shocked when the police tell her they're questioning Colin over Tony's murder.moreless
  • Fri 7 Apr, 2000
    Fri 7 Apr, 2000
    Episode 57
    Curly is summoned by the police who say his car was doing 85 mph at night when it was clamped outside his house. Tyrone has his driving test practical but has to abandon it as his examiner suffers a heart attack. Tyrone drives him to hospital and saves his life. Mike decides to split the factory girls up by making Janice supervisor. Linda begs him not to and instead suggests he gives the job to Hayley. DC Simon Cavanagh shows Curly a photograph of his car on a motorway at night. Curly is amazed. Hayley is delighted to be offered the job of supervisor and accepts although she worries about being alienated by her friends. Steve offers to go into partnership in Vik's taxi business. Nita is furious when Steve and Vik decide to throw a party at the house. Linda tells Janice she tried to get Mike to make her supervisor but he insisted on Hayley.moreless
  • Wed 5 Apr, 2000
    Wed 5 Apr, 2000
    Episode 56
    Janice is furious when Linda sacks Bobbi for substandard work. She warns Mike that the girls won't stand for being bossed by Linda. Nita demands Vik gets rid of Steve as his presence makes her feel uncomfortable. Debs and Duggie decide to distract Natalie by cooking her a meal. Duggie encourages Natalie to let those who care for her to share her grief. Vinny is put out when she opens up to Duggie and not him. Janice leads the factory girls in striking until Mike sorts Linda out. Bobbi feels bad and thinks she should resign but Janice refuses to let her. Hayley defuses the situation by suggesting they put their case against Linda to Mike. Janice goes with her but is put out when she's not allowed to be very militant. Hayley asks Mike to clarify the chain of command. He agrees to tell Linda she's not the girls' boss and in return they return to work. Natalie takes Vinny along to the meal with Debs and Duggie. Natalie feels better for getting out of the pub. Angry Mike tells Linda she has nothing to do with the workforce, just sales.moreless
  • Mon 3 Apr, 2000
    Mon 3 Apr, 2000
    Episode 55
    Nick Horrocks arrives for Tony's funeral and is appalled to have Natalie say Tony wasn't any good. She tells him she won't be weeping over the grave. Vik invites Steve to move in with him and Nita in the hope Nita will want to move out and agree to sell the house. Debs, Vinny, Duggie, Kevin and Maxine support Natalie as she buries Tony. Colin turns up to make certain Tony is dead and ends up brawling with Nick. Linda worries about the Cooper order as the girls keep producing shoddy work. She annoys Janice by threatening the girls with the sack unless their work improves. Nita is appalled to learn Steve's moving into her home. Janice calls a meeting of the factory girls and urges them to make a united stand against Linda.moreless
  • Sun 2 Apr, 2000
    Sun 2 Apr, 2000
    Episode 54
    Curly is bemused when his car is moved in the night and blocks the entrance to the shop. Vik tells Steve he's setting up his own mini-cab firm. Debs encourages Natalie to think of Tony as he was as a child, when he needed his mum. The police question Natalie over the last time she saw Tony. She has to admit they rowed and is stunned when the police know she gave him £4,000. Vinny is frustrated as Natalie won't let him comfort her. Gwen is uncomfortable when Janice questions her about her motives for moving in with Jim. She tries to convince her she wants the security. Natalie breaks down when the police question her about why she paid off Tony and if she blamed him for Des' death. Curly buys a clamp to put on his car. The residents think he's gone mad. Gail is surprised when Sarah takes it for granted that she'll bring up the baby for her. Gail tells her her problems are only just starting. Gwen tells Jim she's going back to using her maiden name, Davies. He is delighted, thinking she's making a great commitment to him.moreless
  • Fri 31 Mar, 2000
    Fri 31 Mar, 2000
    Episode 53
    Natalie refuses to let anyone comfort her, saying no one knows what its like to have a husband and son murdered. Debs and Vinny feel helpless. Curly is puzzled when his car moves down the Street in the night. Pat agrees to lend Tyrone his mice so he can pull the infestation trick at the Kabin. Linda tells Sally she can't have any more seconds and is miffed when Sally tells her she's giving the stall up anymore to open her own shop. Tyrone's mouse plans backfire when Rita sees through the scam and throws him and his mice out. Jim is amazed when Gwen says she'd like to move in with him. She says she wants a new start so has sold all her belongings. Duggie helps Natalie by listening to her and not trying to comfort her. She agrees to let him make the funeral arrangements. Steve agrees to move out of No. 11 as he doesn't want to cramp Jim and Gwen's style. Audrey hears about Tyrone pulling the mouse scam in the Kabin and threatens Pat until he gives her her £50 back. Frightened Gwen collects her most precious belongings from her home under the cover of night.moreless
  • Wed 29 Mar, 2000
    Wed 29 Mar, 2000
    Episode 52
    Natalie turns to drink, feeling responsible for the way Tony ended up. Audrey is forced to pay Pat £50 when he says he's caught ten mice. She knows she's been had. Maxine is distraught when she hears Tony is dead. Linda tells Mike that instead of selling seconds to Sally they should take their own market stall. Gail is visited by Neil's father who wants to shoulder his responsibilities. She refuses to let him become involved and assures him they want nothing from Neil. Natalie doesn't understand why she's grieving so much as she hated Tony since Des' death. Colette recognises the handwriting on Curly's note but refuses to talk to him about it. Tyrone admires Pat mouse trap scam. Gwen is scared when her debt collector tells her the debt has been sold on and urges her to pay fast. Drunk Natalie accuses her customers of being two faced hypocrites for feeling sorry for her.moreless
  • Mon 27 Mar, 2000
    Mon 27 Mar, 2000
    Episode 51
    Natalie has a sleepless night and shrugs off help from Vinny and Debs. She is full of guilt for not caring what happened to Tony. She feels she killed him by neglecting him and never trying to help him. Curly is puzzled to find a note saying 'keep away from her' on his windscreen. Pat offers his services to Audrey as a mouse catcher. Gwen tells Janice she doesn't want to live with Jim because she doesn't love him. Natalie feels Tony got what he deserved mixing with criminals. Rebecca feels guilty when she bumps into Gail who is interested in her life. The police question the residents about Tony. Pat sets traps in the Salon after getting Audrey to promise him £5 a mouse. Vik decides to set up his own mini-cab firm based on his Uncle Sanjay's successful firm. He tells Nita he needs to sell their house to raise funds but she refuses. Natalie stuns Debs by saying she doesn't love Tony's memory and wishes he'd died years before.moreless
  • Sun 26 Mar, 2000
    Sun 26 Mar, 2000
    Episode 50
    Natalie refuses to believe the corpse is Tony until the police can prove it. She feels a bad mother as she has no way of contacting Tony to prove he's still alive. A man watches Curly drop Colette off at home. Audrey is annoyed when Maxine causes a fuss after seeing a mouse in the Salon. Sarah Louise is given a job back stage at the drama group production of Grease. She feels sad as she'd sooner be in it. Audrey is horrified when she sees the mouse and fears it'll ruin business. When Neil tries to question her about how she feels Sarah tells him it's not his business. Jim asks Gwen to move in with him again but she refuses. The police trace Tony's dental records and tell Natalie the corpse is definitely him. They tell her he was beaten over the head with a baseball bat. Vinny comforts Natalie.moreless
  • Fri 24 Mar, 2000
    Fri 24 Mar, 2000
    Episode 49
    Debs forces herself to play it cool with Duggie as she doesn't want to scare him off. Irate shopper, Colette, holds Freschos responsible when her car is damaged in the car park. Curly refuses to take responsibility so she threatens to report him. Sarah is alarmed when the baby kicks her. Curly goes to the singles club and bumps into Colette. They are forced to have dinner together and mellow towards each other. He gives her a lift home after they both confirm they don't fancy each other. Linda and Mike book a huge country house hotel for their wedding. Natalie collapses when the police say they believe the Victoria Street corpse to be Tony.moreless
  • Wed 22 Mar, 2000
    Wed 22 Mar, 2000
    Episode 48
    Gwen resigns from the shop. Mike pleases Linda by telling the workers she is now full-time sales rep. Mark tells her she's only got the job because she sleeps with Mike, not because she's any good. Rebecca buys Martin a mobile phone so he can ring her at any time. Curly decides to join a singles club. Linda is touched when Mark tells her he's jealous of Mike being with her all the time. Danny moves into No. 13 and is pleased the girls are happy having him around. Linda tells Mark they have to stop seeing each other before Mike gets hurt. Duggie takes Debs out and then back to his house, which is full of photographs of Laura. She is put out when he doesn't make a pass at her.moreless
  • Mon 20 Mar, 2000
    Mon 20 Mar, 2000
    Episode 47
    Gary is nervous as he leaves the twins at nursery, feeling he's abandoning them. Bobbi Lewis takes over Linda's machine at Underworld. The girls are wary of her because she's beautiful. After chasing an order she doesn't get, Linda is picked up by Mark who takes her for a drink. He tells her he misses her company and can't stop thinking about her. She admits she wants him just as much and they sneak off to a hotel. Kevin gives Sally his blessing when she tells him Danny is moving in. Gwen takes out a loan to pay off her others and tells Jim she's won £2,000 at bingo.moreless
  • Sun 19 Mar, 2000
    Sun 19 Mar, 2000
    Episode 46
    Linda tells Mike the only way he can prove his love is to make her a salesperson. Gary gets the twins nursery places and plans to restart his window cleaning business. Danny tells Sally he's distracted over the shop idea as his mother keeps having angina attacks. Sarah Louise is upset when Candice's mother refuses to let her be with her because of her reputation. Outraged Gail storms round to their house and rows with her mother, saying Candice is the bad influence. When she finds the residents gossiping about pregnancy Audrey assumes they're talking about Sarah and lets the truth out. Danny admits to Sally he's been scared of making a big commitment but now wants to. He is thrilled when she invites him to move in with her. Jim promises Gwen not to nag her anymore about money. Mike backs down and tells Linda she can be his salesperson. Gail and Martin are horrified when they find the Rovers regulars discussing Sarah's pregnancy.moreless
  • Fri 17 Mar, 2000
    Fri 17 Mar, 2000
    Episode 45
    Martin is promoted to Charge Nurse in A&E. Geena puts Les onto a couple of horses but tells him she sees a woman placing he bet. He gives Janice £10 to put the bets on before discovering he's been tricked as the horses ran the previous day. Duggie is relieved when the police start to clear off the site. Jim isn't impressed when Gwen buys him expensive aftershave. He refuses to accept it, pointing out she has debts to pay. Linda accuses Mike of getting her to plan the wedding to take her mind off her career. He admits he wants her to give up work but she refuses.moreless
  • Wed 15 Mar, 2000
    Wed 15 Mar, 2000
    Episode 44
    Nervous Sarah Louise returns to school. Rebecca assures Martin she'll carry on waiting for him. Mark is annoyed to hear Mike and Linda have named the day. Sarah is called names at school and blames Candice for telling people. Candice proves her worth by sticking up for her. Geena gets sick of Les pestering her for racing tips and leads him on over another horse. Fred is triumphant to hear the body is a recent murder. Audrey urges Gail not to make Sarah have the baby adopted, telling her of the pain she felt in giving Stephen up. Janice asks Geena to put a stop to Les' gambling before he loses anymore money. Mark and Linda are both horrified when Mike asks him to be his bestman. Mark is forced to agree.moreless
  • Mon 13 Mar, 2000
    Mon 13 Mar, 2000
    Episode 43
    Audrey realises the family need her support and casts herself in the role of matriarch. The Platts take Sarah into school to see her headmistress. Sarah is upset when pupils heckle her. Fred is surprised when curious customers spend more on meat in the hope of learning tit bits about the Cartwright murders. He thrills them with his use of the meat cleaver. Sally decides to sell hardware at the unit but is discouraged by Danny's lack of enthusiasm. Audrey apologises to the Platts, promising any support they need. Linda sulks and goes on a go-slow when Mike insists she carries on as a machinist until he can replace her. To keep her sweet Mike suggests she plans their wedding. Les is annoyed when Geena's horse doesn't win. The police break the news that the body is of a man, recently murdered.moreless
  • Sun 12 Mar, 2000
    Sun 12 Mar, 2000
    Episode 42
    Martin tells David that Sarah is pregnant whilst she breaks down knowing the news is out. Gail blames her for telling Candice. Duggie is frustrated as the police tell him the site will be closed for days. Gail tells Martin they should all go to Canada for good to give Sarah a chance of a new life. Martin tells her they can't run away. The body is taken for investigation. Gail breaks the news to Audrey who turns on Sarah and accuses her of being a slut. She accuses the Platts of being bad parents. Vik takes advantage of Gwen, letting her do all the work whilst he skives. Gail is enraged when Audrey accuses Sarah of dragging her good name down. Martin has to stop himself from hitting her when she calls Sarah the town tramp. For a joke Geena tells Les she has psychic powers and can picks a winning horse. Gail assures Sarah her family will stick by her, no matter what.moreless
  • Fri 10 Mar, 2000
    Fri 10 Mar, 2000
    Episode 41
    Hayley is flustered when Stuart tells her he fancies her and tries to get her to go out with him. She finds it exciting. Gail presses ahead with her plans to take Sarah and David to Canada, contacting Stephen. She is pleased when Martin supports her, hoping she'll get used to the idea of not having him around. Sally grows tired of working on the market. Les thinks it's hysterical to discover Stuart fancies Hayley and delights in telling him Hayley was a man. Stuart confronts Hayley, calling her a freak. Roy stands up for her and is called a pervert. Jim throws Stuart out of the cafe. Vinny falls down a hole on the building site and finds a dead body. Sally is interested in renting one of the units on Victoria Street but Danny is reluctant to give up the markets. Duggie is furious when the police corner off the building site. Ken is delighted with the news, assuming it's the Cartwright murder victim. Ken decides to finance the book publication himself. The Platts tell Sarah about their plan to go to Canada and pass the baby off as Gail's so she can have her life back. David comes home after fighting local boys who said Sarah was having a baby.moreless
  • Wed 8 Mar, 2000
    Wed 8 Mar, 2000
    Episode 40
    Linda is annoyed when Mike forces her back onto the machines. Alma is horrified to hear Bob's been arrested for defrauding the Council. Roy worries about Hayley flirting with the workmen. Rebecca makes Martin see that if Gail takes the family to Canada it'll give him time to clear his head and plan for their future. Fred is aghast to hear that Ken has found out about his Grandfather being a murderer. Ashley is annoyed that Fred didn't tell him before the gossips did. Fred warns Ken with legal action if he spreads the news. Alma rows with Audrey for not telling her that Bob has been arrested. Audrey points out that she didn't believe her over the pass. Alma feels foolish and makes up with Audrey, saying she never wants to see Bob again. Hayley assures Roy she loves him and no workman will ever turn her head. Ken is furious when Fred gets Curly to withdraw Frescho's sponsorship of his book. Ken rows with Blanche for spreading rumours about Fred and offends her by telling her she's ruined everything for him.moreless
  • Mon 6 Mar, 2000
    Mon 6 Mar, 2000
    Episode 39
    Linda goes to Coopers and convinces the tough Rep to do business with Underworld. The deal's worth £33,000 and stuns Mike. Gail and Martin take Sarah to see the Headmistress but change their mind after running into Neil Fearns in the playground. Sarah identifies him as the baby's father, horrifying Gail as he's just a lad. Tyrone sits his driving test theory examination and celebrates when he wins. Audrey discovers Bob has been arrested. Gail tells Martin she's definitely taking Sarah to Canada before anyone can find out the truth.moreless
  • Sun 5 Mar, 2000
    Sun 5 Mar, 2000
    Episode 38
    Gail wants to shield Sarah as much as possible and sees going to Canada as the only option. Linda studies, determined to win the Cooper order and prove her worth. Vik is annoyed when Dev takes Gwen on to work at the shop part time. Audrey finds out from Duggie that Bob is always on the fiddle at the Town Hall. Martin tells Gail they can't pretend the baby is theirs as the lies will split the family and they'll be lying to the baby and that would never be fair. Ken finds out that Cartwright was Fred's grandfather. Audrey tells Alma about Bob being a con man but Alma refuses to believe her, calling her a bitter old woman. Sarah is aghast when Martin and Gail tell her they have to start telling people about the baby, starting with her teachers. She breaks down, horrified at the thought of people knowing.moreless
  • Fri 3 Mar, 2000
    Fri 3 Mar, 2000
    Episode 37
    Gail is certain Sarah was taken advantage of. Sarah swears she wasn't forced into sex. Alma tells Bob about Audrey's lies. He tells her Audrey's a sad and lonely woman and suggests she moves out of her house. Martin is frustrated that his plans have been put on hold because of Sarah and wishes he could just walk out. Hayley is flattered when workman Stuart flirts with her. Rebecca tells Martin she knows he'll never be able to walk away from Sarah as she needs him. Jim is sad when Gwen refuses to move in with him, saying she's not ready just yet. Sarah breaks down, wishing her life could go back to normal. Gail promises her everything will be fine. Audrey calls Bob a two-faced liar. She is upset when Alma tells her she's going to move out. Martin is stunned when Gail suggests they bring up Sarah's baby as their own after spending some time in Canada so no one will know the truth.moreless
  • Wed 1 Mar, 2000
    Wed 1 Mar, 2000
    Episode 36
    Vik refuses to have an assistant he doesn't find attractive. The Gazette print an article by Ken about the Cartwright murders, asking for information. Gwen is shocked when Jim invites her to move in with him. Sarah Louise tells Candice about her baby after swearing her to secrecy. Candice gets at her for having sex with Neil Fearns. Martin goes for a job as a charge nurse. He is amazed when Gail considers having the baby adopted. Gwen doesn't want to give up her independence. Audrey tells Alma that Bob made a pass at her but Alma refuses to believe her and accuses her of making it up out of jealousy.moreless
  • Mon 28 Feb, 2000
    Mon 28 Feb, 2000
    Episode 35
    Dev moves into the flat over the shop as Nita moves back in with Vik. Jim forces Gwen to write down all she owes, making her see that she earns exactly what she's meant to be paying off each week and is in serious trouble. When Linda nags him for more responsibility Mike gives her the task of winning an order from hard-nut Helen Cooper. Dev advertises for an assistant to help Vik. Duggie apologises to Debs, explaining she's the first woman he's been out with since his wife died. Bob goes through Audrey's council accounts with her and makes a pass. She is horrified and throws him out.moreless
  • Sun 27 Feb, 2000
    Sun 27 Feb, 2000
    Episode 34
    Gwen resents Jim's interest in her debts. Debs is stunned when Duggie turns on her, humiliating her in the Rovers. Jack tutors Tyrone in his driving test theory. A social worker calls on the Platts and angers Martin by seeing them as a problem family and by wondering if he's the baby's father. Duggie tells Natalie he does like Debs but feels guilty as she was his first date since Laura died. Martin is angry with himself as he feels he's neglected Sarah by not paying her enough attention.moreless
  • Fri 25 Feb, 2000
    Fri 25 Feb, 2000
    Episode 33
    Martin struggles to cope as Gail keeps breaking down over Sarah's lost childhood. Sarah is upset when Gail keeps her a prisoner in the house. When a buyer arrives in Mike's absence, Linda introduces herself as his partner and takes the meeting. She wins the buyer round by flirting and telling him what a woman wants in underwear. Gail makes Sarah see that her life will never be the same again. Jim catches Gwen giving money to a debt collector. He is amazed when she admits to not knowing how much she owes. Ken discovers that shopkeeper Bernard Cartwright was hanged for murder so the street was renamed. He determines to investigate the murder for his book. Duggie takes Debs to a charity auction, going with Bob and Alma. Sarah snaps when Candice calls on her, feeling that her life is ruined.moreless
  • Wed 23 Feb, 2000
    Wed 23 Feb, 2000
    Episode 32
    Sarah breaks down as stunned Gail is told she's five months pregnant. Ken discovers Victoria Street used to be called Cartwright Street and wonders why the name was changed. Mark asks Leanne to go to Brussels with him, she is thrilled. Sarah tells Gail she only had sex once and isn't a slag. Martin braces himself to tell Gail but before he can she tells him Sarah is pregnant. He refuses to blame Sarah and assures her she's loved and will be helped. Geena is pleased when Natalie makes her permanent at the Rovers. Rebecca is stunned when Martin tells her Sarah is pregnant. She feels she's lost him, knowing he can't leave Gail now.moreless
  • Mon 21 Feb, 2000
    Mon 21 Feb, 2000
    Episode 31
    Gail forces Sarah to eat breakfast and is horrified to catch her being sick afterwards. Vinny starts on the building site. Mark finishes with Claire, telling Leanne he's now available. She's pleased. Martin can't find the right moment to tell Gail he's leaving. He tells Rebecca about his fling with Cathy. She feels better knowing his marriage has had problems in the past. He fears Gail's reaction, knowing how she was over Cathy, but knows its Rebecca he loves, not Gail. Gail takes Sarah to see the doctor who examines her and breaks the news that she's pregnant.moreless
  • Sun 20 Feb, 2000
    Sun 20 Feb, 2000
    Episode 30
    Fred is mortified when the residents find out about his brush with the law. He fears for his reputation. Claire warns Mark she's not going to share him with a barmaid. Debs fancies Duggie and gets him to invite her to a rugby function. Vinny takes a labouring job at the building site, telling Natalie working together is ruining their relationship. She doesn't like the idea but has to let him go. Fred calls for silence in the Rovers and tells everyone the police have confirmed no charges will be brought against him. Mark tells Leanne he fancies her but she refuses to be his bit on the side. When depressed Alma tells Curly about her lonely life he tells her about his daughter. She is happy for him. Gail urges Sarah to eat and not worry about her weight. Martin tells Rebecca he's going to leave Gail and live with her.moreless
  • Fri 18 Feb, 2000
    Fri 18 Feb, 2000
    Episode 29
    Mark refuses to listen to Mike about Leanne and insists on taking her out. Mike is amused when Linda tells him she wants her role at the factory redefined. Martin is upset when Rebecca tells him she needs time to think about them as she can't bear the thought of him having sex with Gail. Mark takes Leanne out to a club, standing Claire up. Natalie is annoyed when Vinny doesn't order more beer as he isn't sure what his job is anymore. When she criticises him he tells her he's sick of being treated like a lackey and not her partner. Fred visits Mrs Mawdsley for a massage but is interrupted by a police raid. Mrs Mawdsley is arrested for running a lewd house and Fred is taken in for questioning.moreless
  • Wed 16 Feb, 2000
    Wed 16 Feb, 2000
    Episode 28
    Linda decides to throw Mike a birthday party to prove she's as good a hostess as Alma. Ken struggles to finance the publication of his history of Weatherfield. He considers sponsorship and giving some proceeds to charity. A customer, Mrs Mawdsley, tells Fred she's a professional masseur and offers her services to him. Gail is concerned, thinking Sarah has stopped eating altogether. Mark is shocked when Leanne tells him about her coke habit. He respects her for moving on with her life. Linda goes all out to impress Mike's friends at his party. Ken celebrates when Freschos are interested in sponsoring his book. Mark grows tired of Claire and takes Leanne to Mike's party, annoying him. Martin assures Rebecca that sex with Gail means nothing to him but she feels she can't carry on as she loves him too much to share him.moreless
  • Mon 14 Feb, 2000
    Mon 14 Feb, 2000
    Episode 27
    Mark is impressed to hear Leanne confessed to stealing the £50 and paid it back. Vinny has Valentines flowers delivered to Natalie during opening hours. She isn't happy with the public display of affection. Tyrone is alarmed when he hears Les could be sent to prison over the re-appearing graffiti. Rebecca is upset when she discovers Martin is still having sex with Gail. Les is relieved when Wilde accepts he's a victim of a vendetta. Martin confesses his affair to Danny, saying he loves Rebecca and not Gail.moreless
  • Sun 13 Feb, 2000
    Sun 13 Feb, 2000
    Episode 26
    Janice helps Les scrub the graffiti off. Fred suffers from back pain. Leanne admits to Mike that she did steal his £50 and repays the money. Les keeps watch on his wall to make sure the graffiti artist doesn't strike again. When he frightens the neighbours Janice drags him in. Alma is bemused when Audrey is off with her over Bob. The culprit who is putting the graffiti on the wall to annoy Les starts again - it is Tyrone.moreless
  • Fri 11 Feb, 2000
    Fri 11 Feb, 2000
    Episode 25
    Rita receives Post Office training. Jim is annoyed to discover Gwen's phone has been cut off as she hasn't paid her bill. She explains she used his money to pay her electricity bill. Vinny smarts, telling Natalie he knows his place and feels humiliated. Audrey worries that Bob fancies her and decides to let him down gently. Alma is surprised when Bob tells her he only calls on Audrey to see her. She is flattered. Sarah throws her dinner away, fearing she's getting fat. Jim talks Gwen into letting him lend her the money she needs to pay her debts. Audrey is stunned when Alma tells her she's going out with Bob. Les scrubs grafitti all day only to have it reappear as soon as his back is turned. His community service officer, Weir, thinks he's skiving and threatens to refer him back to the courts.moreless
  • Wed 9 Feb, 2000
    Wed 9 Feb, 2000
    Episode 24
    Vinny takes it upon himself to hire Geena Gregory as the Rovers is shortstaffed. Duggie demands £1,500 from Pat and Steve for the fireplaces. Les spends all morning scrubbing a wall only to have the grafitti sprayed back when he's not looking. Gwen makes things up with Jim, explaining that she doesn't like having men controlling her life and admitting she fears he will hurt her. Natalie is stunned to find Vinny has employed Geena behind her back. She warns him not to forget its her pub. Jim talks Gwen into starting to trust him.moreless
  • Mon 7 Feb, 2000
    Mon 7 Feb, 2000
    Episode 23
    Leanne is devastated by the way Amy turned on her and is ashamed everyone knows she took drugs. Alma gets her decree absolute and changes back to her maiden name, Halliwell. Rebecca tells Martin that now she's seen him with his family she realises she can't take him away from them. Duggie discovers the fireplaces are missing from the site and that Steve has sold them. Les starts his community service, scrubbing graffiti off the walls on Coronation Street. Martin tells Rebecca that he doesn't mind hurting his family if it means being with her as he loves her. Leanne apologises to Dev for believing all Amy's lies. Audrey's colleague, Bob Bradshaw, is taken with Alma. As Debs is going to be around for a while Natalie tells her she can stay at No. 6. Steve is shaken when Duggie demands his fireplaces back.moreless
  • Sun 6 Feb, 2000
    Sun 6 Feb, 2000
    Episode 22
    Mike tries to relate to Mark by suggesting he goes to a textile trade fair in Belgium. Mark is touched. Natalie is surprised when her sister Debs turns up. The Platts turn out to watch David play football for the school. Martin is proud of him when he scores the winning goal. Amy is surprised and delighted when Dev tells her he wants them to be together. Rebecca spies on the Platts and is upset to see Martin hugging Gail. Kevin and Alison return from honeymoon. He calls on Sally but she tells him to forget what happened between them. Amy is uncomfortable whe Dev insists on seeing the cuts on her wrists. She is horrified when he pulls the bandages off in the Rovers and shows everyone she hasn't cut herself. She leaves the pub telling the crowd they're stupid and gullible and upsets Leanne by calling her a brainless cokehead. Dev is relieved it's over.moreless
  • Fri 4 Feb, 2000
    Fri 4 Feb, 2000
    Episode 21
    Linda assures Mark she does care for Mike and is confused and scared of her feelings for him. She begs him not to think bad of her and promises to stay away from him. Gail is concerned when Sarah worries about putting on weight. Nervous Les gets drunk before his court hearing. Martin tells Rebecca he loved seeing her with David as it felt so natural and perfect. The Battersbys are horrified when Les tells the court that he only frauded to feed his family, including his pregnant wife. Horrified Janice has to back up his story. The Magistrate sentences him to one hundred and fifty hours of community service and he's ordered to repay the money. Steve sells the fireplaces and gives Pat his £750 share. Linda makes an effort to be nice to Claire. Dev's business suffers as the neighbours boycott the shop. He decides to sort out the mess himself.moreless
  • Wed 2 Feb, 2000
    Wed 2 Feb, 2000
    Episode 20
    Steve finds one of the old houses has Victorian fireplaces in. He talks Pat into ripping them out and selling them without telling Duggie. Linda urges Mark not to lose what he's got or make Mike unhappy by leaving. Whilst retrieving his ball from a builders' skip, David falls and cuts himself. He's taken to hospital where Martin patches him up. Martin introduces him to Rebecca, who befriends him. Amy returns with her wrists bandaged and tells Leanne how she went to Colwyn Bay and tried to kill herself and has lost her baby. Mark agrees to stay around when Linda apologises to him for pushing herself and assures him she'll be content with just being his friend. He is relieved. Dev is glad to see Amy back, still alive, but refuses to believe she tried to kill herself. Mike is delighted that Mark is staying.moreless
  • Mon 31 Jan, 2000
    Mon 31 Jan, 2000
    Episode 19

    Mike is upset when Mark tells him he's going on his travels again. Tyrone is horrified when Les guesses he can't read and pokes fun at him. Toyah is upset on Tyrone's behalf. Duggie misses Tom and wonders how he turned into such a monster that his own son hates him. The police find the body of a young woman and take a shaken Dev to identify her. He is sickened but relieved it isn't Amy. Martin is torn by loving Rebecca and his children. She refuses to pressurise him as she fears he'll choose his family over her. He tells her he's decided to leave Gail. Mark urges Mike to accept he has to leave. Dev is tortured by the thought that Amy could have killed herself.

  • Sun 30 Jan, 2000
    Sun 30 Jan, 2000
    Episode 18
    Natalie and Vinny return from holiday, glad people now know they're an item. Mike cooks Sunday dinner for Linda and Mark, telling them how special they are to him. Mark is awkward when Mike tells him how much he loves having him around. Leanne is cold towards Dev, accusing him of driving Amy to suicide. Gwen tells Jim she's annoyed with him because she feels she can't trust him. Candice is taken on at the Kabin as a paper girl. Mark tries hard to resist Linda but she enjoys knowing he can't stop thinking about her. Dev is worn down as the residents shun him. Mark tells Linda they have to stop seeing each other for Mike's sake. He can't take anymore so he's going to leave Weatherfield.moreless
  • Fri 28 Jan, 2000
    Fri 28 Jan, 2000
    Episode 17
    Gwen is horrified to hear Jim has been shouting at Mark. She tells him to keep out of her business. He is frustrated as he was trying to help. Tom packs up his flat and tells Audrey he's leaving as he can't handle being near Duggie or have him control his life. Martin is upset that Gail trusts him and he has to lie all the time. Rebecca tells him she'll settle for what she can have of him; she loves him. Audrey and Maxine wish Tom well as he leaves the Street. Duggie sees him leave and is horrified when Tom says he's getting away from him. Duggie begs him to stay but Tom leaves. With Mike out on business, Linda throws herself at Mark and they have sex. Afterwards she has to dress quickly when Mike turns up unexpectedly. Dev is alarmed when a note from Amy is discovered saying she doesn't want to live without his love.moreless
  • Wed 26 Jan, 2000
    Wed 26 Jan, 2000
    Episode 16
    Leanne worries when Amy disappears. Mark accuses Linda of playing games with him. Dev isn't bothered to hear Amy has disappeared, knowing its just part of her game. Tom is sad on his mother's birthday. He refuses to go to her grave with Duggie, saying he won't play happy families. Duggie tells him they can't ignore each other as he's going to be around all the time. He is hurt when Tom tells him to realise he's not wanted. To fend off a cold, Gwen hits the whiskey at lunchtime and is sent home by Mark who says she's not fit to work after she cuts her finger. Duggie admits he's ignored and bullied Tom and begs for a chance to make amends but Tom refuses to have anything to do with him. Jim is enraged to hear Mark has sent Gwen home and tells him to treat her better in future or he'll have to answer to him. Leanne reports Amy's disappearance to the police.moreless
  • Mon 24 Jan, 2000
    Mon 24 Jan, 2000
    Episode 15
    Dev considers running away from Amy, certain she'll turn all the neighbours against him. Steve and Pat impress Duggie and land the development contract. Jerry calls on Gail and tells her to wise up on the fact Martin and Rebecca are having an affair. She refuses to listen to him and throws him out. Mark and Claire go out to dinner with Mike and Linda. Linda follows Mark into the gents toilet to kiss him, enjoying seeing how much he wants her. Amy decides to change tactics and storms out into the night, telling Dev he won't be laughing at her expense any longer. Martin is horrified when Gail tells him how Jerry has tried to stir things up between them by saying they're having an affair. She assures him she knows it's not true but he is panicked.moreless
  • Sun 23 Jan, 2000
    Sun 23 Jan, 2000
    Episode 14
    Steve asks Pat to come in with him on the Victoria Street development. Pat agrees so long as it's a 50-50 partnership, knowing Steve knows him as his credit is good with building firms. Steve agrees. Kevin is tormented by having sex with Sally. He doesn't believe her when she tells him it meant nothing and he mustn't tell Alison. Sally tells Gail about sleeping with Kevin and how she wishes she hadn't. Alison is thrilled when her workmates turn up at the Register Office for her wedding. Kevin tries to confess to her but chickens out and marries her. Jim and Linda are witnesses, Rosie and Sophie bridesmaids. Dev is astounded when people get at him for ordering Amy to have an abortion. Sally congratulates Alison on marrying Kevin. The Websters honeymoon in the Lakes. Dev confronts Amy in public and demands she stops her lies. She becomes hysterical so Jim throws Dev out of the Rovers.moreless
  • Fri 21 Jan, 2000
    Fri 21 Jan, 2000
    Episode 13
    Dev demands a photograph of their baby from the scan before believing Amy. Steve offers Duggie his help in sorting out the mess he's in with his development. Amy tells Dev her scan has been canceled as the machine has broken. He tells her she's mad. When the girls muck Mark around over an order Linda tells them to knuckle down. Whilst Alison has a hen night Kevin calls on Sally and reminisces about their wedding. Amy urges Dev to believe her but he is adamant she is not pregnant. She tells Leanne that he's turned on her. Sally is angered when Kevin blames her for his affair, saying she deserted him. She is enraged when he accuses her of having a string of men ready to take his place. She accuses him of being a liar and a bully and is stunned when he declares his love for her and kisses her. Amy tells Leanne that Dev's forcing her to have an abortion. Leanne urges her not to kill her baby. Sally is horrified after having sex with Kevin and tells him they shouldn't have done it. Alison enjoys her hen night and looks forward to marrying Kevin. Les tells Leanne he hopes everything works out for her. She's touched.moreless
  • Wed 19 Jan, 2000
    Wed 19 Jan, 2000
    Episode 12
    Duggie is furious when his builders don't show up for work. Leanne tells Will her life is awful. He encourages her to make changes. She feels she'll never have anything. Duggie discovers his main contractor has gone bust and nobody wants to work on the development. He site manager resigns and accuses him of pretending to be property developer. Leanne opens up to Will, telling him all about her life but when her session comes to an end she gets upset when he shuts off. He tells her she's doing well but she feels patronised. Rebecca asks Martin to go on a course to Liverpool with her so they can spend a day together. Linda makes clear her dislike of Claire, amusing Mark. Leanne confides in Amy about her drug history. Amy offers herself as a friend and encourages her to tell her everything. Leanne feels she's a loser and breaks down. Tom tells Duggie to keep away from him; he doesn't want him in his life at all.moreless
  • Mon 17 Jan, 2000
    Mon 17 Jan, 2000
    Episode 11
    Toyah begs Leanne not to give up on the counselling for her and Janice's sake; they love her. Alison and Kevin book the wedding and ask Linda and Jim to be their witnesses. When Vik questions Dev about his love life, Dev orders Amy to stop her lies. Martin panics when Leanne sees him hugging Rebecca. Mark moves into Sharon's old flat, annoying Linda who thinks he's running away from her. Amy confides in Leanne that she's pregnant but Dev has broken their engagement. She is surprised when Leanne warns her babies can drive people apart. Gwen confesses to Jim that her phone's been disconnected so he gives her £70 to pay her bill. Leanne tells Janice and Toyah she's sorry for the way she's been acting and feels rubbish. She tells them she will see the counsellor. They are delighted. Sally is confused when Kevin invites her to his wedding reception. She tells him she's happy for him and urges him not to let his baby come between him and the girls. He promises her he'll love all his children the same. Martin is relieved to discover Leanne didn't actually see him at the hospital. Tom is horrified when Duggie tells him he'll be taking one of the new units for himself. Amy is shocked when Dev tells her he'll marry her for the baby's sake but she has to prove the baby exists.moreless
  • Sun 16 Jan, 2000
    Sun 16 Jan, 2000
    Episode 10
    Mark tells Mike he's moving out as he needs his own space. He views No. 12. Dev tells Amy he doesn't believe she's pregnant. She tells him to accept the truth and tells Vera they're engaged. Janice goes with Leanne when she sees a counsellor. Leanne is hostile towards the counsellor, Will, telling him she's not interested in his caring attitude. She refuses to accept she needs help as she's not an addict. Kevin and Alison plan a quiet wedding. She refuses to tell her parents about it. Janice tells Leanne how much she means to her and urges her to sort herself out. She feels the whole family is falling apart and it's all her fault. Leanne comforts her as she breaks down. Amy tells Vik that Dev is addicted to women and tells him how she caught him in bed with her best friend. Leanne fights the urge to take her remaining coke and throws it away.moreless
  • Fri 14 Jan, 2000
    Fri 14 Jan, 2000
    Episode 9
    Janice is disappointed about Leanne not telling her about her drug problem. She feels its her worse nightmare come true. Vinny and Natalie book a Tunisian holiday, with her asking Jim to act as her temporary manager. Mike is horrified to hear Alison is pregnant and will want maternity leave. He tells Mark to sack her but he refuses. Natalie tells Leanne she'll keep her on but she must have drug counselling. With Mike away overnight Linda stays away from Mark. He accuses her of not trusting herself to be alone with him. When Gwen comes onto him Jim is scared as she leads him to bed. He isn't sure if he'll be able to live up to her expectations. Amy tells Dev she's pregnant. Linda tells Mark she only likes him as a friend and there's no point in him fancying her. She warns him not to hurt Mike's feelings.moreless
  • Wed 12 Jan, 2000
    Wed 12 Jan, 2000
    Episode 8
    Tyrone has his first driving lesson and is confident after years of joy-riding. Vinny advises Natalie to sack Leanne if she's a junkie but Natalie feels sorry for her. Les tracks Jez down to a pub and confronts him. Jez's thugs corner him whilst Jez explains about Leanne's drug habit and how she was in on the robbery. Vik is intrigued by Amy and her past life with Dev. Steve offers his services to Duggie as site manager on his development. He's insulted when Duggie offers him a job as a labourer. Dev is horrified to see Amy working at the Rovers. He tells her he's started a new life and she's not part of it. Jim tries to explain why he hit Liz. She listens and explains why she stayed with violent Laurie for so long. Les lays into Leanne for taking drugs and accuses her of throwing her life away and hurting everyone. He tells her she disgusts him.moreless
  • Mon 10 Jan, 2000
    Mon 10 Jan, 2000
    Episode 7
    Leanne returns to work. Sally is pleased for Kevin and Alison over their engagement but stunned to hear she's pregnant. Dev is horrified when Amy Goskirk tracks him down from Birmingham. She begs him not to be cold to her and is upset when he physically throws her out of the shop. Alison starts back at Underworld and delights in telling her friends about the baby. Norris finds Amy crying in the Street and takes her to the Rovers. She offers her serves to Natalie as barmaid and is taken on straight away. Gwen is stunned when Jim admits that he once hit Liz. She can't believe she's fallen for a violent man again. Leanne can't cope with everyone congratulating her and breaks down. She tells Natalie that the whole robbery was a set up job and that she needed money for drugs. Natalie is furious with her and tells her to get out of her sight.moreless
  • Sun 9 Jan, 2000
    Sun 9 Jan, 2000
    Episode 6
    Alison is saddened by Linda being engaged to Mike. Linda is put out when Mark introduces his girlfriend Claire to her and Mike. Jim tells Gwen about being in a wheelchair. She tells him she left Laurie because he used to hit her. Les spends the day searching for Jez and is stunned when he's warned off by a man who says Jez is scum. Kevin asks Alison to marry him again and is thrilled when she agrees. Jim is upset when Gwen tells him she never wants to be involved with a violent man again. She is upset when he cools towards her.moreless
  • Fri 7 Jan, 2000
    Fri 7 Jan, 2000
    Episode 5
    Les forces Leanne to pose for press pictures as he wants everyone to know she's a hero. The Underworld girls are stunned to hear Linda is marrying Mike. She delights in showing off the huge diamond in her ring. Alma is embarrassed to stumble upon the engagement celebrations. Martin realises he can't just be Rebecca's friend and makes love to her again. Les questions Steve about the robbery at the Rovers so Steve suggests he talks to Jez.moreless
  • Wed 5 Jan, 2000
    Wed 5 Jan, 2000
    Episode 4
    The Kabin is refurbished and Rita applies to open a post office. The police interview Leanne in hospital but she says she doesn't know who the robbers were. Linda tells Mark that if he tells Mike about their session she'll say she was raped and inform the police. Jez wipes off Leanne's debt in return for her silence. Vinny explains to Natalie that he was visiting his daughter on her 18th birthday when the pub was raided. He assures her he no longer has a relationship with her mother. Mike is delighted when Linda tells him she will marry him. Mark is appalled.moreless
  • Mon 3 Jan, 2000
    Mon 3 Jan, 2000
    Episode 3
    Leanne comes round in hospital, with her family at her bedside. Les swears revenge on her attackers. Linda plays coy as to her answer to Mike's proposal. Mark tells her she can't marry Mike after having sex with him. Deirdre and Ken are stunned when Blanche lets it slip she's selling her flat so she can live with them permanently. When they protest she threatens to leave, saying she's not wanted so they are forced to beg her to stay with them. Mark is pleased when Linda moves into Nita's, telling Mike she needs time to think.moreless
  • Sun 2 Jan, 2000
    Sun 2 Jan, 2000
    Episode 2
    Curly is stunned to see Raquel. She struggles to keep calm and shows him a photograph of a little girl, explaining that he has a daughter, Alice. He can't believe it and rows with her for not telling him before. She explains that she didn't want him to try and force her back to live with him. He tells her this is the worse thing she's ever done to him. She tells him she often tells Alice about him and they look at her star. He hopes she wants to be reconciled and is gutted when she tells him she's going to marry Armand, a French gent who she works for as a nanny. She explains she loves him and wants a divorce as she is pregnant. Curly agrees to give her a divorce. He is touched when she urges him to visit Alice as much as he wants and that Armand will never adopt her. She urges him to stop clinging to the past and just enjoy being her friend. He agrees. They wish each other a Happy New Year and she leaves.moreless
  • Sat 1 Jan, 2000
    Sat 1 Jan, 2000
    Episode 1
    The residents dress up for the Millennium party: Tyrone - a spaceman, Martin and Gail - Laurel and Hardy, David – Dracula, Sarah Louise - a flapper, Emily - Florence Nightingale, Ashley and Maxine - Anthony and Cleopatra, Fred - Henry VIII, Jim - Long John Silver, Steve - a spiv, Sally and Danny - clowns, Norris - a Viking, Ken - Sherlock Holmes, Blanche - Carmen Miranda, Curly - Tommy Cooper Les – Elvis, Spider and Toyah - Adam and Eve Fred uses the reindeer meat to make stew for everyone. Leanne tells Jez she won't let him rob the Rovers and threatens him with the police but he tells her if she pulls out he'll scar Toyah for life. To please him she agrees to have sex with him but afterwards is horrified when he tells her it makes no difference; the robbery is still on. Martin rushes to be with Rebecca, worried that Jerry has been violent towards her. He is torn as he wants to be with her but can't stay. Linda, Janice, Hayley and Deirdre perform an Abba song on stage. Maxine leads the residents in attacking Fred over the reindeer meat and tells Audrey that it was he who reported Sergei to Immigration. They put him in the stocks and throw wet sponges at him. Kevin begs Alison to return home with him, telling her she deserves more and he loves her. Mike tells Linda he knows he's a selfish person but she still refuses to return to him. Rita entertains the residents singing 'The Street Where I Live'. Mark returns from visiting Maggie and feels sorry for Mike over his split with Linda. Mike admits that she got under his skin. Kevin asks Alison to marry him. She refuses but says she'll come back with him. Roy pretends to have lost the keys to the stocks so Les has to remain locked in them for hours. Mark tells Linda she's broken Mike. She tells him to grow up and is startled when he makes a pass at her. She responds and drags him down to the factory floor. Toyah makes Tyrone's year by snogging him. Mark and Linda barely have time to dress before Mike interrupts them and asks her to marry him and Mark to be his business partner. Steve tries to swindle Emily over the proceeds of his tombolla but she sees through him and demands receipts for his 'overheads'. Kevin and Alison return to Weatherfield. Leanne locks up the pub but is too late as two thugs have hidden in the toilets. When they come out she tries to stop the robbery but they grab her. She fights them and makes a row, alerting Natalie who is also grabbed. Vinny appears but by the time he arrives Leanne has been knocked unconscious and is cradled by distraught Natalie. A visitor turns up on the street and knocks on Curly's back door - it is Raquel.moreless