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|ITV transmission date||11th September 1998 (Friday)|
|Story/Script editor||Ann McManus|
|Story associates|| Di Burrows|
|Previous episode||9th September 1998|
|Next episode||13th September 1998|
Steve asks Maxine not to make Fiona suffer by telling her about them. Anne places the beetroot amongst the others in Freshco's. Curly receives a letter, warning that beetroot has been tampered with. He has all the jars checked and finds glass in one. Steve tells Jim that he's marrying Fiona and is pleased when he offers congratulations. Sally is frustrated by the time it's taking for her to get the girls back. When Curly has his afternoon off, Anne calls in the police and voices her suspicions that Curly is the blackmailer. Later she calls on Curly at home and replaces his book. Alec is frustrated by the Duckworths' attitude as they only do what he asks them to do and nothing else. Vera suggests he calms down before he has a heart attack. Maxine gets annoyed when Fiona goes on about how trustworthy Steve is compared to Greg. She hits back by telling Fiona about her night with Steve. Sally is upset when Kevin refuses to let her see or talk to the girls. Curly is stunned when the police search his house and find the book with words cut out. He is arrested. Fiona tells Steve about Maxine's revelation and is confused when he is outraged, assuring her that Maxine's made it all up.
- Sally Webster - Sally Whittaker
- Greg Kelly - Stephen Billington
- Steve McDonald - Simon Gregson
- Maxine Heavey - Tracy Shaw
- Kevin Webster - Michael Le Vell
- Curly Watts - Kevin Kennedy
- Anne Malone - Eve Steele
- Rita Sullivan - Barbara Knox
- Alec Gilroy - Roy Barraclough
- Jack Duckworth - William Tarmey
- Vera Duckworth - Elizabeth Dawn
- Jim McDonald - Charles Lawson
- Audrey Roberts - Sue Nicholls
- Fiona Middleton - Angela Griffin
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire (Credited as "Emily Nugent")
- Spider Nugent - Martin Hancock
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public and back room
- 3 Coronation Street - Hallway
- 7 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms
- 10a Coronation Street - Living room
- 11 Coronation Street - Back room and kitchen
- 12 Coronation Street - Living room
- 13 Coronation Street - Hallway
- Hair by Fiona Middleton
- Freshco - Shop floor and manager's office
- Last appearance of Curly Watts until 7th March 1999. This was due to actor Kevin Kennedy having to take time off for treatment for his alcoholism.
- TV Times synopsis: Curly’s in trouble when the police search his house. Maxine can't hide the truth from Fiona.
- Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 15,310,000 viewers (4th place - combined figure including repeat).
|September 1998 episodes|
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