Episode 3489
Production code P694/2489
ITV transmission date 13th January 1993 (Wednesday)
Story associates Graham Carlisle
Marvin Close
Jan McVerry
Writer Stephen Mallatratt
Designer Paul Rowan
Director Brian Mills
Producer Carolyn Reynolds
Previous episode 11th January 1993
Next episode 15th January 1993


Deirdre apologises to Tracy and is infuriated when Tracy insists that she must be a tart because she's had an affair. Alf gets satisfaction in buying grapes for Audrey since she made him diet just before Christmas. Lisa discovers Vera rowed with Des in the Rovers. She decides to face her. Doug asks Denise out again but she refuses to go out with someone who's bankrupt. Sally starts up a petition to get the one-way system stopped. Ken tells Tracy that Mike seduced Deirdre and she wasn't really to blame. Tracy is adamant that they'd still be a family if Deirdre hadn't cheapened her marriage. Ken decides to let Tracy see him in a good light and put all the blame on Deirdre. Steve is interested in buying a Ford Escort but he realises that he'll never afford the insurance on it. He is stunned when Vicky insures the car for him, spending £750 of the money she got for selling Saracen. He feels that it's too much but she tells him that he can drive her around during her holidays. He is thrilled. Audrey feels battered and bruised. Steve is proud of his car. Jack tells Vera that she'll lose Tom unless she accepts Lisa back into the Street. Lisa tries to explain things to Vera. She accuses Lisa of seeing Des before she left for Blackpool and calls her a slag. Lisa tells Vera that she can see Tom whenever she wants to but Vera tells her that she's ruined Terry's life and he'll kill Des when he's released.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Events set in motion 10 years ago still torment Deirdre Barlow. Is there any solution to her problem?
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 21,460,000 viewers (2nd place - combined figure including repeat).
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