Episode 4049
Episode 4049
Production code P694/4049
ITV transmission date 7th August 1996 (Wednesday)
Story editor Paul Marquess
Story associates Gillian Creswell
Ann McManus
David Millard
Andrew Wightman
Writer Peter Whalley
Designer Christopher Walker
Director Colin Cant
Producer Sue Pritchard
Previous episode 5th August 1996
Next episode 9th August 1996


Derek celebrates his sixtieth birthday. When Mavis doesn't make a big fuss he assumes that she's organised a surprise party for him. Rita puts up a missing poster with Nick's picture on it. Gail wants to keep topping Nick's account up so he doesn't run out of money but Martin isn't keen. She is grateful when Don offers to distribute some of the missing posters and goes along with him. Jack presses Vera to make Tricia see what Terry is really like. Judy talks to Gail about Nick's disappearance, telling her about all the teenagers who hang around the amusement arcade. Derek gets Norris to quiz Mavis about his party. When Norris reports back that there isn't one planned, Derek assumes that he's in on the secret. When Tricia asks the Duckworths for Terry's address, they tell him how Terry sold Tommy to the Hortons. They urge her to forget all about him. She is stunned. The Council warns Alf to choose another street as the new link road is due to pass through Coronation Street and it may have to be demolished. Andy advises Liz to sell the house to Jim, pointing out that anyone who knows them will know he hasn't come out on top. Derek is disappointed to discover that Mavis hasn't organised a party and that his present is only blinds for the conservatory. He is furious when she thinks it's his fifty-ninth, she is horrified when he points out that it's his sixtieth. Gail is grateful when Martin puts £50 in Nick's account. Ken and Rita are pleased when Alf tells them that he isn't changing the Street's name but he withholds the reason why.


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