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Episode 1418 (19th August 1974)

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Episode 1418
Episode 1418
Production code P694/418
ITV transmission date 19th August 1974 (Monday)
Stories by Esther Rose
Peter Tonkinson
Writer Julian Roach
Designer Knowles Bentley
Director Bill Gilmour
Producer Leslie Duxbury
Previous episode 14th August 1974
Next episode 21st August 1974


Ken eats with the warehouse workers to gauge their opinions on employee matters. He finds out that the staff, including Vera Duckworth, are very dissatisfied and want a union. With Sir Julius Berlin visiting a shoe factory, Edward Pollard is in charge at the warehouse. He and Ken disagree over the union, with Ken in favour. Billy gets Deirdre to help out at the Rovers when Bet goes to the hospital. Rita and Jimmy Graham return, shocking everyone as they thought Rita had went away with Len. The workers refuse to be pushed around by the management and threaten a strike when one of the girls terms and conditions is changed. Pollard calls Sir Julius, who tells Ken it's up to him to sort everything out. Jealous of Rita's success with men, Mavis considers a new hair-do. Billy runs Deirdre home to Victoria Street and meets her mother, Blanche Hunt. He kisses Deirdre.


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Notable dialogueEdit

Annie Walker (about Billy Walker): “If he promised you the moon, you make sure you get it in writing.”


Deirdre Hunt (about Blanche Hunt): “It's what she does, corset fitting. Parlour's full of 'em. It's like living with a load of zeppelins.”

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