Episode 4274
Episode 4274
Production code P694/4274
ITV transmission date 1st October 1997 (Wednesday)
Story/Script editor Ann McManus
Story associates Jim O'Hanlon
Gareth Roberts
Writer Phil Woods
Designer Christopher Walker
Director Sue Dunderdale
Producer Brian Park
Previous episode 29th September 1997
Next episode 3rd October 1997


Alma feels positive about the future having seen Don. Sally is sad to hear Bill is leaving the country. He is emotional about leaving her and the girls but feels the Street has nothing to offer him anymore. Fred is saddened when Maureen tells him that her expectations were too high when she married him. He surprises her by suggesting they have a holiday together. Don escapes from hospital when his guard, Ted, has a secret smoke. Natalie tells Sally that she overreacted and isn't going to take her to court. Martin and Gail are alarmed to hear Don is on the loose. Rita lets her customers know she isn't leaving anymore. Chris views the shop flat and agrees to rent it. Mavis tells Rita that she's going to buy the Cartmel cottage on her own and run the B&B herself. Don hangs around Firman's, watching Alma at work.


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  • This episode was transmitted at 7.00pm to allow for coverage of Champions League football.
  • TV Times synopsis: Don escapes from Weatherfield General. Mavis has a surprise for Rita.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 13,590,000 viewers (7th place - combined figure including repeat).
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