Episode 2978
Episode 2978
Production code P694/1978
ITV transmission date 11th October 1989 (Wednesday)
Story editor Tom Elliott
Story associates Diane Culverhouse
Paul Abbott
Writer Sue Ashby
Designer Stephen Graham
Director Sarah Harding
Executive Producer David Liddiment
Producer Mervyn Watson
Previous episode 9th October 1989
Next episode 16th October 1989


Deirdre accepts Ken's apology. He tells her that he had to work late. Wendy Crozier suggests that she leaves the Recorder, but Ken tells her there's no need. He wants an affair with her and she is keen. Rita fears the trial. Martin goes down with mumps. Wendy decides she must leave the Recorder. Ken tells Deirdre, who is delighted.


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  • On Friday 13th October at 7.30pm, ITV broadcast a special fifteen-minute programme, Cilla on Coronation Street, to publicise the commencement of the third weekly episode which would begin one week later.
  • TV Times synopsis: After the previous night's outburst, Martin feels that the situation with Gail can only get better. Unfortunately, fate has other plans. And Ken is asked to make the biggest sacrifice of his life.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 20,930,000 viewers (1st place - combined figure including repeat).
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