Episode 3011
Production code P694/2011
ITV transmission date 29th December 1989 (Friday)
Story editor Tom Elliott
Story associates Diane Culverhouse
Trevor Suthers
Writer Ken Blakeson
Designer Stephen Graham
Director Spencer Campbell
Executive Producer David Liddiment
Producer Mervyn Watson
Previous episode 27th December 1989
Next episode 1st January 1990


Alf and Jim McDonald row over the window replacement cost. Alf is reluctant to claim on the insurance. Derek and Mavis cover up for his job loss, he tells everyone that he's changing jobs as he's bored of Novelties. Bet worries about Alec as he becomes mournful. Ken tells Wendy that Deirdre knows about their affair. Deirdre is upset when Tracy tells her that she knows Ken is with Wendy instead of working. Wendy tells Ken that he's welcome to move in with her but he's worried about telling Tracy. Deirdre tries to explain the situation to Tracy and they comfort each other. Alec feels that he wants to find his daughter Sandra and make up for the last twenty years. Wendy tells Ken that she's not prepared to share him with Deirdre. Alf gives Jim a glazier's bill for £145 as they sing "Auld Lang Syne" together in the Rovers. Deirdre sees in the New Year in tears as Ken returns from having spent the day and evening with Wendy.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Ken and Deirdre both have decisions to make while Tracy shows them she is no longer a child. Alec decides to put his house in order and starts with the past.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 19,190,000 viewers (9th place - combined figure including repeat).
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