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Episode 2849 (20th July 1988)

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Episode 2849
Episode 2849
Production code P694/1849
ITV transmission date 20th July 1988 (Wednesday)
Story associates Tom Elliott
Paul Abbott
Writer Brian Finch
Designer David Buxton
Director Nicholas Ferguson
Producer Bill Podmore
Previous episode 18th July 1988
Next episode 25th July 1988


Don gives with winnings to Ivy to make her think his gambling is a good thing. Jack tries to get hold of £30. Bet refuses to sub him so he hides in the cellar from Vera. Vera discovers her £30 is missing. Ivy lets it slip that Jack and Don went to a casino. Mr Watts calls on Curly and invites both Shirley and him over for Sunday lunch. Vera blames Don for leading Jack astray. Ivy tells her Jack's old enough to get himself in trouble. Curly feels his parents want to make up but Shirley feels they don't really want her and refuses to go.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Phyllis goes hunting Percy out in his new lair, but the beast is not that easy to track down. The prodigal Alec Gilroy returns to the Rovers to find desperate Jack taking refuge in the cellar.
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 12,000,000 viewers (5th place).
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