Episode 2939
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Production code P694/1939
ITV transmission date 29th May 1989 (Monday)
Story associates Diane Culverhouse
Barry Hill
Writer Barry Hill
Designer Stephen Graham
Director Spencer Campbell
Executive Producer David Liddiment
Producer Mervyn Watson
Previous episode 24th May 1989
Next episode 31st May 1989


Megan Morgan has designs on Alec and the Rovers. When she discovers that Bet has left the Rovers, Betty walks out. Bet stays the night at Rita's house. Alf tells Don that he wants out of the Lucky partnership. Bet gives £20 to Alf and tells him that she's moving into the shop flat, without giving him the chance to say no. Phyllis makes the most of her unemployment to follow Percy around. Jack decides to tell the brewery about the Gilroys' split, hoping that he'll be given the tenancy. Audrey is horrified to discover that Bet has moved into the shop flat. She fears Alf will get involved in the Gilroys' divorce case. Mavis puts Derek onto a job advertised in the paper. Alec urges Megan not to be so intimate with him as Bet might cite her. Derek makes an appointment for the job. Don decides to get rid of Lucky as he hasn't got the time to look after her.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Alec finds himself in an impossible situation when his new 'live-in' housekeeper seems intent on getting her feet under his table. Meanwhile, Bet has been making some plans of her own. Mavis is concerned that Derek is not throwing himself wholeheartedly into his search for jobs, but Derek is determined not to lower his sights.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 16,510,000 viewers (6th place - combined figure including repeat).
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