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Episode 3044 (16th March 1990)

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Episode 3044
Episode 3044
Production code P694/2044
ITV transmission date 16th March 1990 (Friday)
Story editor Tom Elliott
Story associates Trevor Suthers
Elizabeth Malpas
Writer Peter Whalley
Designer Stephen Graham
Director Ian White
Executive Producer David Liddiment
Producer Mervyn Watson
Previous episode 14th March 1990
Next episode 19th March 1990


Tracy arrives on Wendy's doorstep asking to stay the night and Ken and Wendy agree. Kevin gives Des his winnings. Emily asks Ken to bring Tracy home, as per Deirdre's wishes. She is shocked when he turns up at No.1 alone and tells her he won't force Tracy to come, and as her father he has the final say when Deirdre is away. Steph is surprised that Sally doesn't mind being dependent on Kevin. Deirdre is furious when Emily phones to tell her what's happened and immediately calls Ken to demand he takes Tracy home. He says she's already asleep. The Barnes' have a good night out with the Websters and Steph thinks Kevin is nice. Deirdre breaks off her trip to return to Weatherfield, catching a lift from a colleague in the morning. Mark reckons that Steph is faster than her hubby's car. Percy is discharged early from hospital and Emily is alarmed to find he might need personal chores doing. Mike is cheered up when he hears about Don's legal troubles. Deirdre arrives at Wendy's house to take Tracy home, but she refuses to leave and Deirdre goes away alone.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Deirdre Barlow faces her worst ordeal when the moment she has been dreading becomes reality. Sergeant Sugden moves his barracks into Emily’s living room - will things ever be the same?
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 17,690,000 viewers (4th place - combined figure including repeat).
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