Episode 2993
Production code P694/1993
ITV transmission date 17th November 1989 (Friday)
Story editor Tom Elliott
Story associates Paul Abbott
Trevor Suthers
Writer Leslie Duxbury
Designer David Butterworth
Director Brian Mills
Executive Producer David Liddiment
Producer Mervyn Watson
Previous episode 15th November 1989
Next episode 20th November 1989


Jack volunteers to referee the football match. Mavis is even more worried about Rita and she is persuaded by Bet to call the Police. Mike looks into the Spanish property. Maurice Jones is suspicious that Gazza the Giant is a Rovers regular. Derek also volunteers to referee the match and Alec agrees, sure that he will win the bet. Mike tells Dawn that he's going to London on business. The Rovers team wins the match and Alec wins his bet, despite Jones' suspicions. Ken meets Wendy Crozier at Manchester Airport. Mike is also there, flying to Spain and he sees Ken kiss Wendy. Ken is shocked when he spots Mike grinning at him.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Tina finds it hard to decide where her loyalties lie when the Rovers take on the building site in a 'friendly' five-a-side. And Mavis calls in the police to help answer the question: Where is Rita Fairclough?
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 17,290,000 viewers (9th place - combined figure including repeat).
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