Episode 2752
Production code P694/1752
ITV transmission date 17th August 1987 (Monday)
Story associates Tom Elliott
Paul Abbott
Writer Adele Rose
Designer Eric Deakins
Director Richard Holthouse
Executive Producer Bill Podmore
Producer John G. Temple
Previous episode 12th August 1987
Next episode 19th August 1987


Martin wins £250 on a scratchcard but he refuses to save the money. Emily introduces Deirdre to Jean Meredith whose son Sean has Retinopathy of Pre-maturity and unless he's treated he will lose his sight for good. He can only have treatment in America and Emily and the Friends of Weatherfield Hospital have launched an appeal. Emily asks Deirdre for the Council's help. Bet and Alec return to the Rovers, engaged. Bet has to put on a brave face. The regulars are stunned. Martin decides to put his savings towards his winnings and buy a car. Bet isn't happy to see Margo Richardson behind the bar instead of Betty. She tells Alec that she wants a proper wedding, in church.


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  • TV Times synopsis: There's a surprise in store for all at the Rovers when an old face turns up with a new image.
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 13,400,000 viewers (4th place).

Notable dialogueEdit

Bet Lynch (about Alec Gilroy): "'E's bin brought up in the same school o' life as what I 'ave. The tough one. Makes us birds of a feather. Hey, maybe it will be a marriage made in 'eaven after all!"

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