Episode 3023
Episode 3023
Production code P694/2023
ITV transmission date 26th January 1990 (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 24th January 1990
Next episode 29th January 1990


Martin helps out at the cafe while Alma machines for Mike. Mike's machining interferes with his neighbours' appliances. Jim goes to Aldershot to pass out of the army. Liz is glad the army will soon be gone from their lives. Percy drives Maurice Jones out of the Rovers by instructing him on what sort to sell the new houses to. Mike asks Ivy to be an outworker for him but Don orders him away. Tina returns alone from France and takes Jamie back. She reveals that Eddie is in a French jail for being a football hooligan. Derek offers his services to Mike as marketing manager. Mike says he's looking for machinists. Bet doesn't think Tina's flat is a good environment for Jamie and puts them both up until Eddie gets back. Geraldine Crawshaw and Stephen Charlton of the tenants' association threaten Mike with legal action unless production stops. Mike doesn't take them seriously and throws them out. Josie Phillips tells Mike she's working for Mike as he told her Ivy is. Alec invites Victoria over for the weekend and is shocked to see Tina and Jamie installed at the Rovers.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Liz McDonald faces up to the fact that although no longer living in army quarters, she is still married to an army man. And there's a confrontation when Mike tries to tempt his old workforce back to the fold.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 19,840,000 viewers (3rd place - combined figure including repeat).
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