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Episode number 2917
ITV broadcast date 13th March 1989 (Monday)
Production code P694/1917
Writer Tony Perrin
Director Sarah Harding
Previous episode 8th March 1989
Next episode 15th March 1989



Jenny prepares for her joint eighteenth birthday party with Joanne Cresswell at the Mortlake Hotel. Tom Casey tells Kevin that he'd like him to stay on at the garage as manager. Rita goes to the building society and discovers Alan would have needed the deeds to No.7 to mortgage it. Arthur Dabner takes Emily to lunch and she has her hair done specially for the occasion. Rita discovers Alan has photocopied the deeds. Percy is put out that Emily is going out with Arthur. Bet interviews Tina Fowler for the barmaid's job. Before they go to the party, Rita tackles Alan about his fraud. He struggles to keep calm. Jenny phones home when Rita and Alan don't show up at the Mortlake. Rita tells Alan she's contacted the building society and he's finished. She answers the phone but Alan pushes her away, hitting her. Jenny hears Rita's screams as Alan continues his attack and she gets Martin to quickly drive her home. Alan beats Rita around the room before smothering her face with a cushion. Jenny arrives home to find Rita unconscious with Alan still covering her. He rushes out of the house, Martin gives chase but Alan drives off as an ambulance is called.



Regular cast

Guest cast

  • Joanne Cresswell - Joanne Sidwell
  • Tom Casey - Edward Clayton
  • Arthur Dabner - Michael Sheard
  • Mrs Cresswell - Lottie Ward
  • Alison Whitworth - Christine Anderson


  • First appearance of Tina Fowler.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 25,870,000 viewers (2nd place – combined figure including repeat).

Commercial releases

This episode was included on the 1989 disc of the Network DVD collection Coronation Street: The 1980s, released in 2005.

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