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|ITV transmission date||17th October 1988 (Monday)|
|Story associates|| Diane Culverhouse|
|Previous episode||12th October 1988|
|Next episode||19th October 1988|
Rita quizzes Jenny as to why she was rowing with Alan. Jenny tells her it was nothing. Gina starts at the cafe. Phyllis shows her dislike of her. Alan sacks Martin, accusing him of telling Jenny about his private life. Martin tells him he wouldn't tell Jenny as he wouldn't want to hurt her; she's a mate. Gail gives Gina an old butcher's bike to do her deliveries on. Gina doesn't know how to rid a bike but agrees to give it a go. Derek tells Mavis he expects her to make the reception at her flat. She doesn't like the idea and is grateful when Emily tells them she'll lay on the reception at No.3 instead. Rita tells Alan she's hurt that he won't tell her why he's rowing with Jenny. He tells her it's none of her business and tells her to shut up about it. Vera tells Jack they should buy a new bed. Phyllis tries to prove to Gail that she can cope at the cafe. Gina enjoys meeting lads on the round. Jenny hopes she can stop Alan seeing Carole Burns as she doesn't want Rita to get hurt. Alan tells Martin he can stay in the firm. Vera tells Jack they're having a washing machine and a microwave. Percy appoints himself host of the Wiltons' wedding reception and tells them he's baking them a cake. Rita asks Jenny if she's pregnant. Jenny is indignant and tells Rita that she hasn't been the one deceiving her.
- Rita Fairclough - Barbara Knox
- Jenny Bradley - Sally Ann Matthews
- Alan Bradley - Mark Eden
- Vera Duckworth - Elizabeth Dawn
- Jack Duckworth - William Tarmey
- Gail Tilsley - Helen Worth
- Phyllis Pearce - Jill Summers
- Terry Duckworth - Nigel Pivaro
- Martin Platt - Sean Wilson
- Mavis Riley - Thelma Barlow
- Alec Gilroy - Roy Barraclough
- Derek Wilton - Peter Baldwin
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Audrey Roberts - Sue Nicholls
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Percy Sugden - Bill Waddington
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 7 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms
- 9 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen
- Builder's Yard
- Rosamund Street - Outside Jim's Cafe
- Jim's Cafe
- TV Times synopsis: Rita’s determination to get to the problem of Jenny’s 'problem' puts the girl under an intolerable pressure to clear the air. And Phyllis, resentful in the belief that experience counts for nothing, fears that her days at the café could well be numbered.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 15,550,000 viewers (5th place).
|October 1988 episodes|
|Mon 3rd • Wed 5th • Mon 10th • Wed 12th • Mon 17th • Wed 19th • Mon 24th • Wed 26th • Mon 31st|