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Episode 2953 (17th July 1989)

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Episode 2953
Episode 2953
Production code P694/1953
ITV transmission date 17th July 1989 (Monday)
Story associates Tom Elliott
Diane Culverhouse
Writer John Stevenson
Designer Stephen Graham
Director Sarah Harding
Executive Producer David Liddiment
Producer Mervyn Watson
Previous episode 12th July 1989
Next episode 19th July 1989


Jack tells Vera that he's taking the night off to join a snooker competition at the Legion. She lets him borrow the Nova. The Barlows look forward to their holiday in Northumberland. Jack takes Tina to an expensive restaurant. She gets him to buy champagne. Steve Rafferty tells Deirdre he's now suspected of being the mole. He tells her that he's not carrying the can for Ken. She realises he might have to resign. Mike and Alma look around the dockland development. He is surprised to find the saleswoman is Dawn Prescott. Deirdre refuses to go on holiday in the present circumstances when Ken refuses to clear Rafferty's name. Jack tries to seduce Tina in the car but she refuses to let him touch her, she thanks him for the meal and leaves. Vera discovers from Curly that Jack wasn't at the Legion. The car runs out of petrol and Jack has no money left to buy any.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Jack’s committed himself to a date with Tina but escaping out of the house under Vera’s watchful eye is no mean feat. And now Deirdre’s in the know about Ken’s mole, she's curious to find out more about their 'working relationship'.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 16,000,000 viewers (2nd place - combined figure including repeat).
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