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Episode 1434 (14th October 1974)

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Episode 1434
Episode1434
Production code P694/434
ITV transmission date 14th October 1974 (Monday)
Stories by Esther Rose
Peter Tonkinson
Script editor Leslie Duxbury
Writer Adele Rose
Designer Unknown
Director Quentin Lawrence (location filming) and Nick Burrell-Davis (studio)
Producer Susi Hush
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PlotEdit

The women laze around on their holiday in Majorca. Deirdre is pursued by Brian Dodds. Emily is eaten by mosquitoes. Bet picks up a property developer, Martin Barrett. Vera doesn't like it when Tricia flirts with Tony Bolton. His father and storeman at the warehouse, Fred Bolton, is pleased that his son has started at the warehouse with him. There's a hold up in the delivery and he has to store a load of leather and suede jackets in the store. Tony is interested and tells a friend Paul Meggitt. To the girls' surprise, Mavis falls for a handsome Spaniard called Pedro. Granny invites Ernie for a meal. Tony steals Fred's store key and gets a copy cut. Ernie and Stan go to an Italian for dinner. Ernie tells Granny he has to work late. Mavis is delighted when Pedro kisses her.

CastEdit

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PlacesEdit

NotesEdit

  • This and the following episode feature the first foreign location filming to be conducted for the programme. There were two main sites used in Majorca: the hotel scenes were filmed at the Ola Hotel Bermudas, Calle de Pinzones, 20, Palma Nova (the latter place-name being specifically mentioned by Bet Lynch in this episode) whereas the beach and bar terrace scenes with Bet, Rita Littlewood, Mavis Riley and Deirdre Hunt were filmed further up the coast at the western end of the island around the resort of Camp De Mar. The terrace is located at the Playa Hotel, Avda. de la Playa, 1.
  • Writer Adele Rose travelled with the crew on location in case last-minute rewrites were necessary. Quentin Lawrence directed these film sequences while back in Manchester Nick Burrell-Davis rehearsed and directed the studio sequences.
  • TV Times synopsis: Les Girls whoop it up on the Isle of Love
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 7,550,000 homes (2nd place).
  • This episode was included in the Network DVD collection Coronation Street: The Best of 1970-1979, released on 25th July 2005.

Notable dialogueEdit

Blanche Hunt: "I'm a lazy slut at heart."

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