Originally transmitted: 5, 7 & 12 January 1987
Transmitted by Granada Plus: Wednesday 27 - Friday 29 December 2000
Episode Numbers: 2688 - 2690
Wednesday (2688, Monday 5 January 1987)
Curly and the Websters worry for Hilda's sake as there's a load of drink left over from the party. They tell her they've returned them to the people who bought them. Rita wonders how the car turned over as Martin wasn't drunk.
Thursday (2689, Wednesday 7 January 1987)
Hilda comforts the lads and Sally and demands to know what's been going on. Terry swears he doesn't know anything about the break in. Martin is discharded and Rita has an argument with him over the wrecked car.
Friday (2690, Monday 12 January 1987)
Vera is upset when Terry confesses to robbing Alf. Whilst telling him he deserves all he gets, she pleads with Alf not to inform the police. Audrey feels that Ian should be told about Gail's pregnancy, as he might be able to help.
Originally transmitted: 14, 19 & 21 January 1987
Transmitted by Granada Plus: Wednesday 3 - Friday 5 January 2001
Episode Numbers: 2691 - 2693
Wednesday (2691, Wednesday 14 January 1987)
Alma tells Rita it's obvious she can't control Jenny as Jenny can so easily like to her. Gail tells Audrey she doesn't want Ian to know anything about the baby. The police give Jenny and Martin a dressing down, listing the offences they have committed.
Thursday (2692, Monday 19 January 1987)
Gail receives her decree nisei and breaks down in tears while Martin tries to comfort her. Susan asks Ken for a discount on an advertisement. He refuses to give her the discout, because she's his daughter.
Friday (2693, Wednesday 21 January 1987)
Originally transmitted: 26 & 28 January; 2, 4 & 9 February 1987
Transmitted by Granada Plus: Monday 8 - Friday 12 January 2001
Episode Numbers: 2694 - 2698
Monday (2694, Monday 26 January 1987)
Tuesday (2695, Wednesday 28 January 1987)
Wednesday (2696, Monday 2 February 1987)
Thursday (2697, Wednesday 4 February 1987)
Friday (2698, Monday 9 February 1987)
Originally transmitted: 11, 16, 18, 23 & 25 February 1987
Transmitted by Granada Plus: Monday 15 - Friday 19 January 2001
Episode Numbers: 2699 - 2703
Monday (2699, Wednesday 11 February 1987)
Tuesday (2700, Monday 16 February 1987)
Wednesday (2701, Wednesday 18 February 1987)
Thursday (2702, Monday 23 February 1987)
Friday (2703, Wednesday 25 February 1987)
Originally transmitted: 2, 4, 9, 11 & 16 March 1987
Transmitted by Granada Plus: Monday 22 - Friday 26 January 2001
Episode Numbers: 2704 - 2708
Monday (2704, Monday 2 March 1987)
Tuesday (2705, Wednesday 4 March 1987)
Wednesday (2706, Monday 9 March 1987)
Thursday (2707, Wednesday 11 March 1987)
Friday (2708, Monday 16 March 1987)
Originally transmitted: 18, 23, 25 & 30 March; 1 April 1987
Transmitted by Granada Plus: Monday 29 January - Friday 2 February 2001
Episode Numbers: 2709 - 2713
Monday (2709, Wednesday 18 March 1987)
Tuesday (2710, Monday 23 March 1987)
Wednesday (2711, Wednesday 25 March 1987)
Thursday (2712, Monday 30 March 1987)
Friday (2713, Wednesday 1 April 1987)
Originally transmitted: 6, 8, 13, 15 & 20 April 1987
Transmitted by Granada Plus: Monday 5 - Friday 9 February 2001
Episode Numbers: 2714 - 2718
Monday (2714, Monday 6 April 1987)
Tuesday (2715, Wednesday 8 April 1987)
Wednesday (2716, Monday 13 April 1987)
Thursday (2717, Wednesday 15 April 1987)
Friday (2718, Monday 20 April 1987)
Originally transmitted: 22, 27 & 29 April; 4 & 6 May 1987
Transmitted by Granada Plus: Monday 12 - Friday 16 February 2001
Episode Numbers: 2719 - 2723
Monday (2719, Wednesday 22 April 1987)
Tuesday (2720, Monday 27 April 1987)
Wednesday (2721, Wednesday 29 April 1987)
Sally makes Kevin see that they need to have a place of their own and enlists Hilda's help to get the flat. Hilda tells Alf that the Websters are moving to Partington and Sally will be leaving the shop immediately. Alf realises he can't campaign without her.
Thursday (2722, Monday 4 May 1987)
Deirdre is upset when Gary Willis is knocked down on Rosamund Street, it doesn't make her feel any better that she's been proved right. Ken advises her to turn the accident to her advantage and use the issue to win the election.
Friday (2723, Wednesday 6 May 1987)
Linda tells Terry that Pete needs discipline to make something of himself. To prove to her that he has feelings, Terry tells her about Andrea rejecting him and taking his baby. The factory girls tackle Deirdre about the poor housing situation
Originally transmitted: 11, 13, 18, 20 & 25 May 1987
Transmitted by Granada Plus: Monday 19 - Friday 23 February 2001
Episode Numbers: 2724 - 2728
Monday (2724, Monday 11 May 1987)
Terry calls on Linda knowing she's alone and makes a pass at her. She tells him he's got the wrong idea and accuses him of having a one-track mind. Emily, Ken and Susan rally the voters to get them to the polling station to vote for Deirdre.
Tuesday (2725, Wednesday 13 May 1987)
Terry tells Linda he knows she didn't tell Pete, as she wants him as much as he wants her. He tells her he 's never felt like this before an can't handle it, Pete is his best mate. Linda tells him she's sick of being fancied by Pete's army mates. Mavis tries to explain to Deirdre why she voted for Alf, she was frightened of change.
Wednesday (2726, Monday 18 May 1987)
Audrey finds Alf fighting for breath and calls an ambulance and he is rushed to hospital. Rita offers support to Audrey at the hospital when the doctor tells Audrey that Alf has suffered a minor heart attack. Deirdre offers to help Audrey out at the shop, but Audrey tells her she's got a lot of nerve, when she hounded Alf out of office and into a hospital bed.
Thursday (2727, Wednesday 20 May 1987)
Hilda is worried that if people find out she is going to the Rhyme with Tom, they will begin to gossip. Linda tells terry they can't see each other again, because she loves Pete and doesn't want to lose him. Terry finally wears Linda defences down with kisses, but is interrupted by Curly, and Curly gives him a piece of his mind.
Friday (2728, Monday 25 May 1987)
Terry tells Linda he can't keep away from her no matter how he tries and she admits she feels the same. Alf doesn't like having the shop closed on the Bank Holiday, and Betty can't seem to find Bet.
Originally transmitted: 27 May; 1, 3, 8 & 10 June 1987
Transmitted by Granada Plus: Monday 26 February - Friday 2 March 2001
Episode Numbers: 2729 - 2733
Monday (2729, Wednesday 27 May 1987)
Alec receives a letter from Bet, telling him that she's left for good - she knows she'll never make the Rovers pay. He wishes she'd told him she couldn't cope. Betty blames Alec for putting Bet into a position where she couldn't cope. Alec discovers that Bet paid the £15,000 in instalments and was due to pay the last £5,000 before she disappeared.
Tuesday (2730, Monday 1 June 1987)
Betty and Gloria fear for their jobs and Hugh Ridley puts Betty in charge of the pub. Pete fears he's going to lose Linda so promises to change his lifestyle. He breaks down and begs her not to leave him. She is moved by his tears and breaks down, but Pete tells Terry to stay ways from Linda.
Wednesday (2731, Wednesday 3 June 1987)
Terry gives Curly £250, buying the van from him, telling Curly he's leaving Weatherfield. Terry tells Curly whatever is left of the business he can have, because he has decided he's not going to hang around and feel sorry for himself. Alec visits Cecil Newton and tells him that he wants what he's owed. Cecil promises him the £10,000 the brewery has received once they've found someone else to buy the tenancy.
Thursday (2732, Monday 8 June 1987)
Betty and Gloria are horrified that Alec is now their boss. Kevin is overworked at the garage as Brian's heart isn't in the garage and he spends all his time with Liz.
Friday (2733, Wednesday 10 June 1987)
Phyllis tries to match make between Gail and Jeff. Jeff is encouraged to ask Gail out again. She agrees on the condition he takes her to a disco. Kevin tackles Brian about a pay rise and is shocked to find out that Brian is selling the garage and moving down south with Liz. Alec tells Betty she is too good to lose and that her job is safe.
Originally transmitted: 15, 17, 22, 24 & 29 June 1987
Transmitted by Granada Plus: Monday 5 - Friday 9 March 2001
Episode Numbers: 2734 - 2738
Monday (2734, Monday 15 June 1987)
Sally pushes Kevin to buy the garage from Brian but isn't keen. Curly buys an Escort van from Luke Bradbury, but is disappointed when Kevin points out it's a wreck and un-road worthy. Liz tells Brian she wants them to settle in Weston Super Mare.
Tuesday (2735, Wednesday 17 June 1987)
Kevin tells Sally he's not going to ask for a bank loan, he's an employee not an employer and if she doesn't like him like that she shouldn't have married him. George goes down with appendicitis so Betty has to drop out of the dance contest, but Percy refuses to bring reserve Sam into the team.
Wednesday (2736, Monday 22 June 1987)
Brian hears of a garage with accommodation in Macclesfield, but Liz refuses to move to Macclesfield and accuses Brian of not wanting to leave Gail, Nicky and Ivy. She tells him if he goes to Macclesfield he goes alone and that she can't handle the past. Brian tells her that he is frightened of losing Nicky.
Thursday (2737, Wednesday 24 June 1987)
Alan pushes Brian for a quick sale, telling Kevin he'll make him manager. Alan offers Brian £16,500 telling him he's got the money ready, but Brian feels things are moving too quickly. Ivy calls on Liz and accuses her of wrecking Brian's life. Ivy warns Liz that Brian will never forgive her if she drags him away from Nicky.
Friday (2738, Monday 29 June 1987)
Gail finds that Nicky is missing and begins to panic, but Jeff offers to help her look for him around the estate. Brian drives Nicky into the country. Nicky feels he should go home but Brian tells him it'll be all right as he's with his dad.
Originally transmitted: 1, 6, 8, 13 & 15 July 1987
Transmitted by Granada Plus: Monday 12 - Friday 16 March 2001
Episode Numbers: 2739 - 2743
Monday (2739, Wednesday 1 July 1987)
Gail tries to convince herself that Brian won't harm Nicky. Brian contacts Alan, saying he can have the garage if he can raise £2,000 immediately. Brian arranges to meet Alan at the Birch Services on the M6, but Rita tells Alan that he must tell Gail. Gail decides to go with Alan to meet Brian instead of getting the police involved.
Tuesday (2740, Monday 6 July 1987)
Jeff thinks Gail should contact the police so they can be at the services but Gail doesn't want to upset Nicky by having the police arrest Brian. Percy complains to Deirdre about Mike's sign and Deirdre discovers Mike needed Council permission to put the sign up.
Wednesday (2741, Wednesday 8 July 1987)
Gail contacts the police, telling them about Brian. They tell her off for not telling them about meeting him and put out a search for Brian's van. Alec reprimands Hilda for being dis-respectable and threatens to fire her. She tells him exactly what she thinks of him and resigns.
Thursday (2742, Monday 13 July 1987)
Nicky becomes subdued and upset about going to Ireland, but Brian decides to bring Nicky back to Gail. After getting Nicky home safe and sound she is overcome by emotions and lays into Brian accuses him of putting her through 4 days of hell.
Friday (2743, Wednesday 15 July 1987)
Gloria tries to make the peace between Betty and Alec but neither will make the first move. Alec tells Betty he needs support not aggravation. He knows she's a good cook but that isn't good enough. Betty realises she's not wanted in the Rovers anymore and leaves, warning Gloria that she could be next.
Originally transmitted: 20, 22, 27 & 29 July; 3 August 1987
Transmitted by Granada Plus: Monday 19 - Friday 23 March 2001
Episode Numbers: 2744 - 2748
Monday (2744, Monday 20 July 1987)
Gail and Brian are close but don't know what the future holds. Rita tells Alan she wants the £2,000 she owed him back, as he's not using it now.
Tuesday (2745, Wednesday 22 July 1987)
Susan is furious that Mike wants her to stop being his sales manager but be a shop assistant. She is annoyed when Mike makes a meal of Hopscotch's figures being down. Alan takes up Jenny's idea an plans a secret wedding to spring on Rita. He takes Len's death certificate and his divorce papers to the Registrar.
Wednesday (2746, Monday 27 July 1987)
Alan has second thoughts and considers cancelling the wedding but Jen tells him he must go through with it. She makes him see that Mavis will have to be told. Mike tells Susan the time has come for her to become pregnant, and he doesn't want to wait any longer. Susan tells Mike she's not ready for mother hood, she wants to achieve something first.
Thursday (2747, Wednesday 29 July 1987)
Mavis finds it hard keeping the secret from Rita, she feels Rita thinks she's bothered with Derek. Susan runs the factory in Mike's absence. He returns and tells her he wants children before he's too old to enjoy them. Curly is granted a place on the Business and Management Studies course, starting in September.
Friday (2748, Monday 3 August 1987)
Susan cleans the flat and cooks Mike a meal telling him he's not going to break her spirit. Sally is busy in the shop when the deliverymen the sofa. The furniture shop delivers the chairs as well as the sofa. Kevin accuses Sally of setting him up. He tells her they can't keep them.
Originally transmitted: 5, 10, 12, 17 & 19 August 1987
Transmitted by Granada Plus: Monday 26 - Friday 30 March 2001
Episode Numbers: 2749 - 2753
Monday (2749, Wednesday 5 August 1987)
Alan gets Rita to the registry office. She is stunned to find the Roberts and Mavis are there. Alan announces it's her wedding, rather than agrees, she is furious and accuses him of taking her for granted, then leaves. Mike tells Susan she shouldn't fight her natural instincts and have children. She tells him she hasn't returned in order to become pregnant.
Tuesday (2750, Monday 10 August 1987)
Sally confesses to Kevin that she didn't contact Fletchers to get them to take the chairs back. Alf tells her he'll have the chair cleaned for her. Susan tells Ken she and Mike are splitting. She asks his advice; he tells her one of them will have to compromise.
Wednesday (2751, Wednesday 12 August 1987)
Alec searches for Bet in Torremolinos. Bet tells Alec he can have his money back as soon as she's signed the tenancy over. She tells him she's spent all her savings but hasn't touched the £2,000 of his she still has. Alec tells Bet he intends to make the Rovers work. She regrets the fact that she'll never have her own pub again. He tells her there's one way that she can have a pub and that's if she marries him.
Thursday (2752, Monday 17 August 1987)
Alec tells Cecil he expects to be given the tenancy. Cecil reluctantly agrees to back Alec's claim at the board meeting. Bet interrupts Alec's meeting with Cecil to apologise to Cecil for running off. She tells Cecil she's marrying Alec. Alec thinks she's ruining their chances of getting the Rovers.
Friday (2753, Wednesday 19 August 1987)
Originally transmitted: 24, 26 & 31 August; 2 & 7 September 1987
Transmitted by Granada Plus: Monday 2 - Friday 6 April 2001
Episode Numbers: 2754 - 2758
Monday (2754, Monday 24 August 1987)
Alan wants Jenny to stay on at school to get 'A' Levels. Alec tells Margot she has to go. Margot is furious and starts insulting Bet so Bet throws her coat at her and throws her out. Alec isn't happy that she took the lead. Bet also arranges a meeting with the Rev Rawlinson, but Alec isn't keen.
Tuesday (2755, Wednesday 26 August 1987)
Jenny tells Alan she's sick of school and won't be going back. Rita feels sorry for Jenny as Alan launches in on an attack as to why she is returning to school. Percy helps Emily with the Meredith charity appeal. Jenny tells Martin she's packed her bag and she's coming to France with him. He tries to talk her out of it but she is adamant and they set off.
Wednesday (2756, Monday 31 August 1987)
The street is closed off as the fete takes over and Percy takes charge of the targetometer. Emily runs the refreshments stall, Rita and Mavis the toy stall, Curly and the Websters on the stocks, Ivy on the cake stall, Deirdre on the tombola whilst Jack provides a bouncy castle.
Thursday (2757, Wednesday 2 September 1987)
Bet tells Alec she's booking into the woodlands Hotel as she doesn't think it's right, them both being married to the Rovers. Emily investigates the missing £60, while Percy swears it's been stolen and suspects Sam. Tracy tells Emily that Percy never added the totals up correctly.
Friday (2758, Monday 7 September 1987)
Gloria tries to get Bet to changer her mind, telling her Alec won't be good for her. Vera is depressed that Jack isn't celebrating her birthday. Alec is worried when Gloria admits to him she's tried to talk Bet out of marrying him. Ivy leaves Vera at the club trying to chat up a barman. She is surprised when Don is her taxi driver again.
Originally transmitted: 9, 14, 16, 21 & 23 September 1987
Transmitted by Granada Plus: Monday 9 - Friday 13 April 2001
Episode Numbers: 2759 - 2763
Monday (2759, Wednesday 9 September 1987)
Bet is adamant she's going to enjoy her wedding although she's racked with nerves. Alec is so hungover and spends the night on the sofa, but Charlie urges him not to get married. Alec becomes suspicious about Bet's past relationships as Jack, Mike and Alf drop heavy hints.
Tuesday (2760, Monday 14 September 1987)
Tom and Hilda view the bungalow and she agrees with him that it's wonderful. Deirdre has her fist Environmental health committee and finds it hard going. Tom tells Hilda he wants her to come to live in Formby with him. she is shocked but he assures her he wants to marry her. She asks for time to think things over.
Wednesday (2761, Wednesday 16 September 1987)
Hilda realises she misses having someone to talk to but doesn't know what to do. Alec gives Bet the Rovers as a wedding present, he tells her it's hers to do with as she pleases and she's the boss. Hilda tells Tom she can't marry him, everything important that's ever happened to her has happened in Coronation Street and she can't leave. She is sad that he's leaving anyway and they part company.
Thursday (2762, Monday 21 September 1987)
Tracy complains of stomach-aches but Deirdre hasn't got time to worry about her, thinking she just wants to get off school. Bet overhears some of the residents gossiping about how they feel she'll be an awful housewife and it upset her. Tracy is rushed to hospital from school with appendicitis and Ken is furious, as Deirdre can't be contacted.
Friday (2763, Wednesday 23 September 1987)
Bet plans an exotic dinner party and annoys Alec by spending all day preparing for the party. Bet is upset when Rita and the Hallidays have to call off the dinner party. She forces Emily and Mavis to take their places. Ken is furious when Deirdre is too busy to visit Tracy. Tracy understands that Deirdre is busy, but Ken makes the most of the situation to call Deirdre a bad mother.
Originally transmitted: 28 & 30 September; 5, 7 & 12 October 1987
Transmitted by Granada Plus: Monday 16 - Friday 20 April 2001
Episode Numbers: 2764 - 2768
Monday (2764, Monday 28 September 1987)
Deirdre is bothered by Mrs Driscoll whose husband has deserted her. She is worried that her children will be taken into care and begs Deirdre to help her. Alan get a letter from Jenny in Bordeaux and decides he's had enough. He leaves for France.
Tuesday (2765, Wednesday 30 September 1987)
Deirdre tells Ken she's sick of his nagging her over her work and accuses him of being jealous. Jack borrows the tools and sweeps the chimney himself. He brings down a load of soot, covering the room, himself and Vera. He then uses Vera's new coat to wipe his face. Rita is stunned to see Martin driving around Wetherfield. She calls Martin's house only to find out that he come back.
Wednesday (2766, Monday 5 October 1987)
Vera spends hours cleaning the soot up. She tells Jack they'll have to redecorate now and can't get the soot out of her dentures. Ken tells Deirdre she should be looking after Tracy. Deirdre suggests he takes time off work to look after her but he tells her she's being stupid.
Thursday (2767, Wednesday 7 October 1987)
Rita talks Alan out of rushing back to France to search for Jenny. She is sure Jenny will get in contact. Jack suspects Percy of reporting him to the gas board. Percy tells him if he had reported him he'd have made sure everyone knew. Ken apologises to Deirdre for being so intense. She breaks the news that she wants to go as a delegate at an Environmental Health Conference in Bournemouth. He tells her he's astonished she's even contemplating going. Tracy is ill and he doesn't want Emily and Susan running his home.
Friday (2768, Monday 12 October 1987)
Alan tries to talk Jenny into marrying after her 'A' Levels, she refuses - she loves Patrick and isn't going to wait. Alec is ill with flu so Bet forces him to stay in bed. As she is short staffed, Bet contacts Betty who agrees to return whilst Alec's ill. Deirdre tells Ken she's going to make a success of being a Councillor and he'd better come to terms with that.
Originally transmitted: 14, 19, 21, 26 & 28 October 1987
Transmitted by Granada Plus: Monday 23 - Friday 27 April 2001
Episode Numbers: 2769 - 2773
Monday (2769, Wednesday 14 October 1987)
Alec is horrified to find Betty back in the Rovers. Bet antagonises him by getting Betty to look after him. Patrick phones Jenny and tells her he's arriving to meet Alan, but Jenny annoys Alan by deciding to return to Paris. Betty tells Bet she's not staying where she's not wanted. Bet orders Alec to be nice to Betty as they need her.
Tuesday (2770, Monday 19 October 1987)
Alan is not happy to see Jenny all over Patrick. He tells Patrick he wants him to stay around as he wants to get to know him. Ken discovers that Deirdre didn't have to go to Bournemouth but she volunteered to go. Alec rents Patrick a room for £20 a night. Bt is annoyed and tells him she's not cooking breakfasts. She also talks Betty into staying on permanently.
Wednesday (2771, Wednesday 21 October 1987)
Alec grudgingly admits that Betty is worth keeping on as her cooking is so popular. He tells Bet that if she stays Gloria will have to go. Rita tries to make Jenny see that Patrick's feelings haven't changed and that if she really loves him she'll stand by him. She apologises to Patrick for acting like a child.
Thursday (2772, Monday 26 October 1987)
Deirdre returns from Bournemouth after having a wonder time. Ken receives letters from the public criticising the council trip. He decides to print some in the Recorder. Betty tells Bet she's work lunch times only so Gloria can keep her job and Alec agrees.
Friday (2773, Wednesday 28 October 1987)
Martin's Dad gets him a job interview at the printing works where he works but, he doesn't want the job. Alec asks Betty to put more salt in her hot pot to make the customers thirsty, but she refuses to change her recipe. Deirdre is enraged to read letters criticising her council trip on the rate payers money. She asks Ken how he could criticise her so publicly. He tells her he knows she was never picked to go on the trip but volunteered. He refuses to print her article, telling her it's boring.
Originally transmitted: 2, 4, 9, 11 & 16 November 1987
Transmitted by Granada Plus: Monday 30 April - Friday 4 May 2001
Episode Numbers: 2774 - 2778
Monday (2774, Monday 2 November 1987)
Mike drives Susan into Derbyshire and shows her an isolated farm cottage, telling her he's going to by it so their child can grow up in the country. They go around the house but Susan isn't keen. Percy tells Mavis horror stories about jury service. She dreads it and gets drunk. Susan tells Deirdre all Mike wants is a nursery maid. She realises she's going to be stuck in Glossop all day changing nappies.
Tuesday (2775, Wednesday 4 November 1987)
Vera suggests that they decorate the back bedroom and get a lodger, but Jack is against the idea until he finds out a little more about her plans. Susan is find the prospect of motherhood frightening and Mavis's experience at court take on a personal dimension. Alec goes to Germany on the showbiz job he is offered.
Wednesday (2776, Monday 9 November 1987)
Jack agrees with Vera, now that he knows that she wants a female lodger. Hilda faces the prospect of life without the Lowthers and on her return, Susan drops a bombshell.
Thursday (2777, Wednesday 11 November 1987)
Susan cannot face telling Mike that she's had an abortion, but he has heard that she's staying at Ken's and comes to see her. Jack is still enthusiastic about the prospect of a new lodger, unaware that Vera plans to move Amy her mother in, and he redecorates the back bedroom.
Friday (2778, Monday 16 November 1987)
Jack is less than pleased when Amy moves into No. 9 and tries to talk her out of the move. Deirdre's attempts to help Mike after he declared his marriage to Susan over annoy Ken.
Originally transmitted: 18, 23, 25 & 30 November; 2 December 1987
Transmitted by Granada Plus: Monday 7 - Friday 11 May 2001
Episode Numbers: 2779 - 2783
Monday (2779, Wednesday 18 November 1987)
Susan contacts Ken asking him to get some of her belongings from Mike and send them up to Newcastle - how will Mike reeact to a visit from Susan's father? Jack and Amy begin arguing again and while Hilda helps the Lowthers to pack up their house, there's danger in store.
Tuesday (2780, Monday 23 November 1987)
Dr. Lowther returns home to find Hilda unconscious and his wife struggling for breath after they have been attacked. They are rushed to hospital, and Kevin and Sally are told that Hilda is in a dangerous condition. Derek comes to see Mavis to tell her some surprising news.
Wednesday (2781, Wednesday 25 November 1987)
The news that Joan has died of a heart attack is the final straw for Dr. Lowther and he breaks down. Jack lays down an ultimatum to Vera, and after declaring that he has left Angela, Derek returns home to get some things, to find that he has an opportunity to reconsider.
Thursday (2782, Monday 30 November 1987)
Hilda is upset at the death of Mrs Lowther, but a surprise visitor arrives and cheers her up a little. Vera tries to compromise with her mother about Jack. Mavis is dismayed at Derek rethink, and decides to tell him what she thinks of his prevarication.
Friday (2783, Wednesday 2 December 1987)
Jack realises that his ultimatum - him or Amy - is an empty threat, as he doesn't want to move out. Hilda comforts Dr Lowther, but feels that she has nothing to return home to Derek and Mavis do a spot of amateur detecting to find out if Angela is having an affair.
Originally transmitted: 7, 9, 14, 16 & 21 December 1987
Transmitted by Granada Plus: Monday 14 - Friday 18 May 2001
Episode Numbers: 2784 - 2788
Monday (2784, Monday 7 December 1987)
Hilda returns home, and Kevin and Sally take care of her; she feels that her ordeal isn't over. Mavis has a panic attack when the man she saw with Angela turns up in The Kabin, and despite Rita's sensible attitude, both and Derek believe the worst.
Tuesday (2785, Wednesday 9 December 1987)
Now that Amy is working in the Rover's, Jack is going to find that she's near all day and night! Hilda has another shock when the attackers are caught. Derek and Mavis continue their detective work, but get a surprise when following the mystery man!
Wednesday (2786, Monday 14 December 1987)
Jack fails to persuade Hilda to return to work at the Rover's and she becomes increasingly security conscious. Derek believes that the mystery man is Angela's brother - but he's in for a big shock when he finds out exactly what is going on!
Thursday (2787, Wednesday 16 December 1987)
Hilda locks herself away, refusing to see anyone, then goes to visit Stan's grave. Mavis is distraught and Derek is horrified to discover that Angela is suing for divorce and claiming that they are having affair.
Friday (2788, Monday 21 December 1987)
Hilda is becoming more depressed and feels that she is of no use to anyone, but will a visit from Mrs Lowther's sister change all that? Audrey makes a decision about Christmas Day an Derek has an announcement about Angela's accusations that will shock and outrage Mavis.
Originally transmitted: 23, 25, 28 & 30 December 1987; 4 January 1988
Transmitted by Granada Plus: Monday 21 - Friday 25 May 2001
Episode Numbers: 2789 - 2793
Monday (2789, Wednesday 23 December 1987)
Hilda's decision to go with Dr Lowther to Hartington gives Sally the opportunity to ask Kevin about buying No. 13, and Bet makes secret plans for a good send-off. Derek makes the ultimate sacrifice for Mavis's sake and Audrey persuades Brian to ask her and Alf for Christmas.
Tuesday (2790, Friday 25 December 1987)
It's Christmas Day on Coronation Street but not everyone is happy. Jenny and Alan are not pleased to be spending the day with Mavis, Alec finds out more about Bet's past and Audrey is mot pulling her weight at Ivy's house. But there's one nice surprise in store for Hilda Ogden.
Wednesday (2791, Monday 28 December 1987)
Alec and Bet fall out over some of her past relationships, and Mavis has a worrying time. With Hilda's departure, Kevin decides to hold a party in the empty Number 13, where some surprising meetings happen.
Thursday (2792, Wednesday 30 December 1987)
The tension between Alec and Bet drives customers away, and Derek has some explaining to do about his mysterious disappearance. Gary surprises Jenny by asking her out, but she also has to face the wrath of Lisa.
Friday (2793, Monday 4 January 1988)
Lisa threatens to tell Patric that Jenny is cheating on him when he arrives from France. Kevin and Sally get to work on Number 13, and Sally witnesses some shop-lifting.
Written by Nick Bunning