Episode 2345
Production code P694/1345
ITV transmission date 21st September 1983 (Wednesday)
Stories by Peter Tonkinson
Barry Hill
Writer H.V. Kershaw
Designer Eric Deakins
Director Nicholas Ferguson
Executive Producer Bill Podmore
Producer Mervyn Watson
Previous episode 19th September 1983
Next episode 26th September 1983


Pamela Mitchell tells the Barlows that she's leaving the Weatherfield Recorder and moving to Nottingham. Dennis Lawton offers Brian a price £2,000 lower than the asking price for the garage. Brian thinks it over. Stan asks Hilda to open a joint account so he can draw money out for himself but she refuses. Mike advises Brian to sell everything he owns before selling his business. The Ogdens go to a French restaurant, "La Parisienne". Hilda threatens to strangle Stan if he ruins the evening for her. The menu is in French so they don't know what to order. Pam recommends Ken sees Bob Statham, the Recorder 's owner. The Ogdens end up with melon and sea bass. Hilda is overjoyed when Stan tells her that he wouldn't swap her for any of the other diners. Gail tells Brian that Mike has the right idea - they should sell the house rather than the garage.


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  • This episode was transmitted at 7.00pm to allow for football coverage except in the region covered by Ulster Television where the transmission time was the usual 7.30pm.
  • TV Times synopsis: The Ogdens have a posh evening out. Ken Barlow hears from Pam Mitchell that she's leaving the paper, and thinks of applying for her job.
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 14,195,000 viewers (2nd place).
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