Episode 4704
Episode 4704
Production code P694/4704
ITV transmission date 24th October 1999 (Sunday)
Script editor Pamela Woods
Story editor Mariam Vossough
Story associates Steve Hughes
Nick West
Writer Joe Turner
Designer Julian Perkins
Director Graham Wetherell
Producer Jane Macnaught
Previous episode 22nd October 1999
Next episode 25th October 1999


Sharon is happy having Ian back in her bed. Roy and Hayley long for an emergency situation to put their medical knowledge into practice. Spider and Toyah are nervous as Emily and Maud return from holiday. Emily knows immediately that her back room has been redecorated and is angry that Spider broke his word to her. Toyah takes the blame and shocks Emily by revealing that she and Spider have their own flat. Rita knows Sharon is seeing Ian again and is angry that she's lying to her, hiding the fact. Ian tells Sharon to stop worrying so much about their relationship and to just enjoy herself. She knows she's in love with him again.


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  • This episode was broadcast at 8.00pm to allow for coverage of the Rugby World Cup.
  • This was Jane Macnaught's first episode as producer.
  • Although the title sequence remained substantially unchanged, from this episode onwards the writer and director credits appeared at the opening of the programme instead of with the remainder of the end credits. To accommodate this change the Coronation Street title caption was moved to the very start of the opening credits.
  • TV Times synopsis: Emily returns to find Spider and Toyah have been decorating. Sharon and Ian’s relationship deepens.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 15,520,000 viewers (6th place - combined figure including repeat).
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