Episode 2979
Episode 2979
Production code P694/1979
ITV transmission date 16th October 1989 (Monday)
Story editor Tom Elliott
Story associates Diane Culverhouse
Paul Abbott
Writer Tony Perrin
Designer Stephen Graham
Director Brian Mills
Executive Producer David Liddiment
Producer Mervyn Watson
Previous episode 11th October 1989
Next episode 18th October 1989


Gail can't work as she has to look after Nicky and Martin. Rita is horrified that Martin won't be able to give evidence against Alan because of his mumps. He is too sick to go home and is stuck at Gail's. Ken and Wendy Crozier make love in the afternoon. Ivy worries about Nicky's health and calls round as she thinks that Martin and Gail have split. She is furious to find Martin at the house. Rita breaks down at the thought of sending Jenny's dad to prison.


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  • In preparation for the forthcoming move to thrice-weekly episodes of Coronation Street, this episode was not repeated at the weekend but was instead shown at 3.30pm on Wednesday 18th October (by all ITV regions except for Television South West) with the next two episodes being repeated in a fifty-five minute omnibus on either Saturday 21st October or Sunday 22nd October dependent upon the region. Television South West joined in the mid-week repeats of the Monday episode the following week but chose Tuesdays for their transmission day.
  • TV Times synopsis: With half the household down with mumps, Gail needs all the help she can get - but is there anybody left to offer any? And with his factory demolished, why has Mike Baldwin returned?
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 17,780,000 viewers (4th place - combined figure including repeat).
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