Episode 2905
Episode 2905
Production code P694/1905
ITV transmission date 30th January 1989 (Monday)
Story associates Barry Hill
Diane Culverhouse
Writer Peter Whalley
Designer Stephen Graham
Director Nicholas Ferguson
Producer Bill Podmore
Previous episode 25th January 1989
Next episode 1st February 1989


Jenny gets an offer to go to Leeds University. Alan opens Weatherfield Security Systems at 72 Curzon Street. He interviews Dawn Prescott for the job of receptionist. The Wiltons view "The Willows". Christine Carter starts work at the cafe. Ivy tries to push the Tilsleys into going out and offers her services as a babysitter. Alan avoids Carole Burns. Derek doesn't want to commit himself to the bungalow. Alec tells Bet that the tax man doesn't think he's been declaring all his income from the artistes. He feels he's had it. Don sees Brian going into a nightclub alone.


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Guest castEdit



  • Location OB recording for Curzon Street and the exterior of Weatherfield Security Systems (pictured above) took place at 72 Broad Street in Pendleton, Salford.
  • TV Times synopsis: An impending visit to the taxman has Alec examining his conscience, and while he's prepared to go in with all guns firing, his accountant, Bernie, advises caution. Brian and Gail are under pressure from an interfering Ivy, who is taking her family responsibilities just a little too far.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 21,100,000 viewers (2nd place - combined figure including repeat).

Notable dialogueEdit

Alec Gilroy: "Bet... Would you say I had an honest face?"
Bet Gilroy: "No!"
Alec Gilroy: "What do you mean, no? I look as honest as the next man."
Bet Gilroy: "Well only if yer stood next to Jack Duckworth."

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