Episode 4686
Episode 4686
Production code P694/4686
ITV transmission date 22nd September 1999 (Wednesday)
Script editor Pamela Woods
Story editor David Lane
Story associates Di Burrows
Steve Hughes
Mariam Vossough
Nick West
Writer Jan McVerry
Designer Julian Perkins
Christopher Walker
Director Brian Mills
Executive Producer Carolyn Reynolds
Producer David Hanson
Previous episode 20th September 1999
Next episode 24th September 1999


Sharon hits the bottle in depression. Maxine decides against a hen party as she doesn't want to spoil her looks. She is upset that she doesn't have a bridesmaid. Janice feels upset that Toyah is dossing down because Les disapproves of her fella. Sharon stays away from work and wallows in self-pity. She tells Rita she needs more from life than The Kabin. Toyah tells Curly about her love for Spider and begs him to let them stay at No.7 longer. He relents and agrees to them staying. Furious Maxine is kidnapped by her mother and dragged to the Rovers in pyjamas and handcuffs for a hen party. Fred lays on a stripper for Ashley's stag night at the golf club but the steward, Royston Bell, refuses to let her perform and sends her home. The men are outraged. Tom drags Melanie to Maxine's hen party and makes them patch up their differences. Maxine is thrilled when Melanie agrees to be her bridesmaid. Ashley gets bored at his stag night and joins up with Maxine. Maxine is upset when drunk Sharon tells them that some tart like Natalie or Sally will steal Ashley from her. Rita takes her home.


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  • This episode was broadcast at 9.45pm to allow for coverage of Champions League football.
  • TV Times synopsis: Maxine’s hen night proves too difficult to cope with for one Street resident; and Ashley doesn't get what he hoped for on his stag night.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 13,380,000 viewers (7th place - combined figure including repeat).
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