Episode 4045
Episode 4045
Production code P694/4045
ITV transmission date 29th July 1996 (Monday)
Story editor Paul Marquess
Story associates Gillian Creswell
Ann McManus
David Millard
Andrew Wightman
Writer Sally Wainwright
Designer Christopher Walker
Director Noreen Kershaw
Producer Sue Pritchard
Previous episode 26th July 1996
Next episode 31st July 1996


Alec is miffed when Jack refuses to hold any more talent nights at the Rovers. Audrey and Alf are surprised to find Nick is missing from No.8. Audrey resents having to look after him and is annoyed when Rita tells her that he hasn't done his papers all weekend. Vera worries about what Tricia has told her and doesn't want Jack to know. Kevin gets an interview at Fast Fitters Exhaust Centre where Tony works. Alf worries over Nick, feeling he wouldn't let Rita down willingly. His concern makes Audrey realise that something could have happened to him. Andy needs money for the summer but feels uncomfortable asking Anne for a job. Audrey forces herself to think Nick is staying away to get at her but Alf fears he could be dead. Jack is stunned when Tricia tells him that she's pregnant with Terry's child. He rounds on Vera for not telling him so she tells him that Tricia must be lying. Jack is furious that Terry has left them to sort out his mess again. Becky suggests to Des that he takes them to Florida instead of on a barge. Claire warns her to stop being stupid. Becky feels everyone hates her. Audrey stays the night at No.8, waiting for Nick's return.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Jack finds out what's been troubling Vera, while Audrey’s concerns over grandson Nick grow.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 14,640,000 viewers (1st place - combined figure including repeat).
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