Episode 3123
Episode 3123
Production code P694/2123
ITV transmission date 19th September 1990 (Wednesday)
Story editor Tom Elliott
Story associates Trevor Suthers
Elizabeth Malpas
Writer Peter Whalley
Designer Janet Latham
Director John Darnell
Executive Producer David Liddiment
Producer Mervyn Watson
Previous episode 17th September 1990
Next episode 21st September 1990


Mike tells Alma he has to get Jackie Ingram to trust him enough to hand the factory over to him. Jim is determined to find a job so that Liz doesn't have to work. Liz is settling into the Rovers and would rather he hold out for a good job. Audrey asks Alf to forget about Jim. He refuses. Deirdre has her hair done for Mike's party. Jim wishes he'd stayed in the army and goes back to working on the bike. Alf demands an apology from Jim. When Jim insults Audrey, Alf kicks the bike over. Liz and Audrey stop them fighting. Mike and Alma entertain some friends, including the Dobsons, Deirdre, Jackie and Phil Jennings. Ken is upset when he sees Mike pick up Deirdre in his Jag. Jackie nearly doesn't go to the party but Mike is delighted when she does arrive. Ralph is embarrassed when his wife Enid drinks too much. Jackie misses Peter and becomes tearful. Mike tries to convince her that he would run the business the way Peter would have wanted. Deirdre gets on well with Phil. Ivy visits the Spiritualist and is convinced that the medium is genuine. He doesn't address her directly but, feeling that Brian wants to get in touch, she intends to keep going back until he does.


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  • First appearance of Phil Jennings.
  • TV Times synopsis: Jim’s bike, cleaned up from the manure experience, suffers another downfall. Mike hopes to land a major deal with businessman Jennings and needs the perfect bait…
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 17,070,000 viewers (2nd place - combined figure including repeat).
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