Martin calls at No.8 to see Gail and tells her what Sarah did. In her determination to become a "good parent", Maxine pours all their alcohol away. Ken tells Deirdre that it is not likely that Peter will move out before Christmas. It's Tyrone's eighteenth birthday; Maria gives him a watch and Kevin gives him a pay rise. Dev offers Deirdre the corner shop flat for Peter to move into, they hug and this is witnessed by Duggie. Sarah is convinced that no one will ever want to go out with her. Peter accepts the flat, but somewhat reluctantly. Liz is also unhappy about this, she would rather see him move away completely. Tyrone and Maria have a special meal together, Maria has also booked them into a hotel for the night, but Tyrone runs away just as they are checking-in. Gail asks Martin to come round for Christmas dinner, but he has to work. Liz is offered the position of bar manager when the Rovers becomes the Boozy Newt. Linda convinces the men to speak to Natalie about buying the Rovers. She agrees, subject to contract.


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  • This was the 529th and final episode to be directed by Brian Mills, the most prolific and longest-serving person to fulfil that role on the programme.
  • TV Times synopsis: Liz's dreams are shattered. Tyrone spoils Maria's plans for a romantic evening.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 12,370,000 viewers (7th place - combined figure including repeat).
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