Episode 4424
Episode 4424
Production code P694/4424
ITV transmission date 21st June 1998 (Sunday)
Script editor Ann McManus
Story editor Jim O'Hanlon
Story associates Di Burrows
Mariam Vossough
Matthew Jones
Writer Phil Ford
Designer Paul Rowan
Director Brian Mills
Producer Brian Park
Previous episode 19th June 1998
Next episode 22nd June 1998


Nick is furious when Leanne tells him that she's visited Darren Whateley in prison. He tells her it's obvious that coming from her family she has no idea of right and wrong. Emily signs up to be Spider's campaign manager. Toyah is pleased when he tells her that he'll need her help in the election. Fred contacts a scrap metal dealer and has the camper van removed. He tells the residents that Audrey is a woman of action. Les is furious. Toyah tricks Gail into signing Spider's nomination form. Gail also signs Audrey's form. Leanne feels her marriage is being ruined and tells Gail what's been going on. Gail is horrified when she learns how Nick set Darren up. She is sickened that he had any contact with a murderer and is stunned to realise she served Darren in the cafe. She tells Leanne that although Nick's been foolish she agrees with him that Darren should rot in prison. Roy receives a letter from Holland. Vera advertises for a barmaid, warning Alec and Jack that she's not employing a bimbo. Leanne shouts at Gail, telling her that she's wrong to want Darren locked up. Judy is thrilled when Gary turns up.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Leanne has a shocking confession to make to her mother-in-law, Gail. Vera sets her sights high in the search for a new barmaid for the Rovers.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 13,540,000 viewers (3rd place - combined figure including repeat).
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