Episode 3353
Production code P694/2353
ITV transmission date 4th March 1992 (Wednesday)
Story editor Trevor Suthers
Story associates Graham Carlisle
Jan McVerry
Elizabeth Malpas
Writer John Stevenson
Designer Paul Rowan
Director Brian Mills
Executive Producer David Liddiment
Producer Carolyn Reynolds
Previous episode 2nd March 1992
Next episode 6th March 1992


Jack takes the day off from the Rovers, with his back, to pallbear. Vanessa Morgan starts at Bettabuy as management trainee. Reg puts Curly in charge of her. Ted tries to bring Rita out of herself. Jack is horrified to see Alec at the funeral. He tries to hide from him but is spotted. He escapes through the graveyard. Olive Oaks thanks Martin for saving her life. Sister Walker suggests that he trains as a nurse. Jack runs home from St. Mary's, Alec follows him and sacks him when his muddy shoes prove his guilt. Jack begs for his job back and Alec, faced with having to do cellar work himself, agrees to take him back. Reg thinks Vanessa is a spy for Brendan, possibly even his girlfriend. Ted takes Rita for a meal. He tells her that he'd like a companion to spend his retirement with.


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  • This episode was transmitted at 6.30pm to allow for football coverage.
  • TV Times synopsis: Why is Jack running across graveyards? Reg thinks he has a spy in his midst.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 17,130,000 viewers (7th place - combined figure including repeat).

Notable dialogueEdit

Curly Watts (to Reg Holdsworth): "There's no way Vanessa could fancy Brendan Scott, I mean, let's face it, he's nearly as old as you are!"

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