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Episode 2296
Episode 2296
Production code P694/1296
ITV transmission date 4th April 1983 (Monday)
Stories by Peter Tonkinson
Esther Rose
Writer Peter Whalley
Designer Roy Graham
Director Brian Mills
Executive Producer Bill Podmore
Producer Mervyn Watson
Previous episode 30th March 1983
Next episode 6th April 1983


Mike gives Len the plumbing contract at the new club. Eddie gets a roll of carpet for Marion's new room. She refuses to have stuff he's found on the bin round. Annie is horrified to hear of the planned disco. Chalkie shows the Cheethams around No.9. Annie, Mavis, Hilda and Emily descend on Ken and ask him to help them fight the disco. They want him to put their case to the Council. He agrees to help all he can. They decide to protest about the noise, cars and people in the Street at night. Ken tells Deirdre his main objection is that it's Mike's venture. Eddie puts a bolt on Marion's door for added privacy. Ken tells Alf to warn Mike that he's going to oppose the disco. Alf refuses to represent the opposition. Phyllis tells Chalkie she doesn't want him to sell the house as if he does Craig will never return. She breaks down.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Ken Barlow agrees to lead a fight against the disco-wine bar - and faces a battle with arch-enemy Mike Baldwin.
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 13,800,000 viewers (4th place). This somewhat low figure in comparison to surrounding episodes is explained by this edition being transmitted on Easter Monday - a public holiday.
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