Episode 3456
Episode 3456
Production code P694/2456
ITV transmission date 28th October 1992 (Wednesday)
Story associates Graham Carlisle
Marvin Close
Jan McVerry
Julie Rutterford
Writer Peter Whalley
Designer Paul Rowan
David Butterworth
Director Ian White
Executive Producer David Liddiment
Producer Carolyn Reynolds
Previous episode 26th October 1992
Next episode 30th October 1992


Don tells Ivy that she needs help and suggests she contacts Alcoholics Anonymous. She refuses to accept she's an alcoholic. Lisa decides to stay away from Des for the time being. Derek discovers that Nigel Chadwick attends Weatherfield Comprehensive. Nigel offends him by getting a girl to call him "Carpet Head". Derek realises that he's surrounded by enemies. Lisa tells Jack she's fed up of Vera getting at her and she may move back to Blackpool. Jack begs her not to leave. Deirdre is shocked when Tracy buys a new dress. She realises Tracy is now a young woman and has to struggle with her emotions. The Platts decide to let Carmel stay another night as they know she's scared of the nurses' home. Jack tells Vera that her tongue is driving Lisa and Tom away. Vera is horrified and tells Lisa she can see Des whenever she wants to. Lisa assures her that Des is not after her. Ivy tells Don she turns to drink as she's frightened of being alone. He refuses to be emotionally blackmailed but agrees to move back permanently to keep her off the bottle. She is thrilled.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Don and Ivy attempt to reach an understanding.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 20,880,000 viewers (3rd place - combined figure including repeat).
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