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Episode 3170 (4th January 1991)

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Episode 3170
Production code P694/2170
ITV transmission date 4th January 1991 (Friday)
Story editor Tom Elliott
Story associates Trevor Suthers
Elizabeth Malpas
Graham Carlisle
Writer Phil Woods
Designer Chris Truelove
Director Brian Mills
Executive Producer David Liddiment
Producer Mervyn Watson
Previous episode 2nd January 1991
Next episode 7th January 1991


Deirdre returns home from Paris. She's angry when Tracy tells her about the row and confronts Ken. Mavis doesn't trust Angela with Derek and suspects Victor of trying to cause trouble. Ken tells Deirdre that he realises he's lost her and promises her no more trouble. Deirdre is surprised at his attitude. Mavis tells Derek that she doesn't want him to go to Darlington. Deirdre feels bad for Ken when Tracy admits she threw the fact he isn't her real dad at him. Kevin wants to extend his paternity leave from the garage beyond two weeks. Mark isn't pleased. Rita is astounded when Reg makes a play for her, inviting her out for a drink. She puts him off. Tracy apologises to Ken for her remarks and they make up. Deirdre is sure that Ken is up to something. After hearing about Reg's reputation of being a ladies man from Percy, Emily advises Rita to steer clear. Ken passes on his sympathies to Alma for the way Mike treated her. Rita is embarrassed when Reg buys her and Liz McDonald drinks at the Rovers, telling her he won't take no for an answer. Curly decides he's never going to get anywhere with Kimberley so he'll break the engagement. Mavis tells Derek that she's going to Darlington with him and Angela Hawthorne.


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  • The Granada Plus repeat of this episode on 22nd November 2002 was edited down for timing reasons and omitted a scene of length 58" from Part One in which Emily tells Percy about seeing Reg at the tea dance and is warned that he's a ladies man. The opening 10" of the scene in the Bettabuy storeroom was also cut.
  • TV Times synopsis: Deirdre and Tracy prepare themselves for trouble when reconciliations are called for. Reg Holdsworth pays a surprise visit to the Street…but why?
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 17,440,000 viewers (8th place - combined figure including repeat).
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