Episode 2899
Episode 2899
Production code P694/1899
ITV transmission date 9th January 1989 (Monday)
Story associates Tom Elliott
Diane Culverhouse
Writer John Stevenson
Designer Stephen Graham
Director Nicholas Ferguson
Producer Bill Podmore
Previous episode 4th January 1989
Next episode 11th January 1989


Charlie Bracewell starts at the Rovers. Bet is surprised at his seediness. He used to be a ventriloquist on Alec's books and Alec feels sorry for him. Eddie Seddon crashes his lorry and is in Weatherfield General. Alan manages to get Rita and Jenny out of the house. The valuer, Mr Stoppard, tells Alan he could get £15,000 for the house. Sally and Gina look after Elsie Seddon. Charlie depresses everyone by talking about death all the time. Bet is shocked when Alec reveals that Charlie is going to be residential.


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  • TV Times synopsis: The Rovers staff await their new bar-person with eager anticipation, but could this be a classic example of it being better to travel than to arrive? And a change of plans for Rita keeps Alan on tenderhooks, but it's clear he's not considered every eventuality.
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 16,980,000 viewers (5th place).
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