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|ITV transmission date||21st September 1981 (Monday)|
|Stories by|| Peter Tonkinson|
|Previous episode||16th September 1981|
|Next episode||23rd September 1981|
Tracy starts at Bessie Street School. Bert is ashamed at the prospect of being stigmatised a fraud and a cheat. He doesn't want Brian to find out. When Tom Elliott talks to Len, he refuses to confirm that he employed Bert. Audrey visits Gail with a bruised face. She tells her that she bumped into a cupboard. Tracy is upset at school as she's called "Langton" whilst Deirdre and Ken are "Barlow". Ivy asks Ken not to tell Elliott about paying Bert for decorating. Ken and Deirdre decide to change Tracy's name to Barlow. Ken tells Deirdre that they should inform Ray Langton. Audrey tells Gail that her boyfriend Tony Ditchburn has been hitting her. She's left him and wants to give him chance to calm down. She is sure he'll come after her as she's still got the car he bought her. The Tilsleys agree to put her up. Bert tells Ivy it was she who stopped him declaring his earnings and it's her fault that he's being investigated.
- Deirdre Barlow - Anne Kirkbride
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Albert Tatlock - Jack Howarth
- Tracy Langton - Christabel Finch
- Bert Tilsley - Peter Dudley
- Ivy Tilsley - Lynne Perrie
- Gail Tilsley - Helen Worth
- Brian Tilsley - Christopher Quinten
- Nicholas Tilsley - Warren Jackson
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Audrey Potter - Sue Nicholls
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Elsie Tanner - Patricia Phoenix
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Rita Fairclough - Barbara Knox
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 1 Coronation Street - Back room, kitchen and hallway
- 5 Coronation Street - Living room
- Builder's Yard and office
- 5 Buxton Close - Living room and kitchen
- Bessie Street
- Bessie Street School - Playground
- First appearance of Audrey Potter since 28th January 1981.
- TV Times synopsis: Why does Gail Tilsley's mother suddenly turn up out of the blue? Tracy Langton has a problem during her first day at school.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 16,150,000 viewers (1st place).
|September 1981 episodes|
|Wed 2nd • Mon 7th • Wed 9th • Mon 14th • Wed 16th • Mon 21st • Wed 23rd • Mon 28th • Wed 30th|