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|ITV transmission date||21st May 1984 (Monday)|
|Stories by|| Esther Rose|
|Executive Producer||Bill Podmore|
|Previous episode||16th May 1984|
|Next episode||23rd May 1984|
Elsie has told Linda to hurry up the sale of No.11. Billy finds Weatherfield boring and arranges a poker school. Eddie Yeats phones Bet and asks her to meet a mate of his, Vinny Morris, from Strangeways. She thinks it'll be a laugh. Linda packs up Elsie's belongings. Bill is interested in buying No.11 but can't afford the £12,000 asking price. He asks Linda to see if Elsie will go down to £10,000. Jack, Bill and Mike join Billy's poker school. Jack and Bill drop out as Billy and Mike start on the big money. Mike wins all of Billy's money plus an IOU for £50.
- Billy Walker - Kenneth Farrington
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Mavis Riley - Thelma Barlow
- Rita Fairclough - Barbara Knox
- Jack Duckworth - William Tarmey
- Linda Cheveski - Anne Cunningham
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Deirdre Barlow - Anne Kirkbride
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Bill Webster - Peter Armitage
- Percy Sugden - Bill Waddington
- Mike Baldwin - Johnny Briggs
- Rovers Return Inn - Public/Snug, back room and hallway
- 11 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen
- The Kabin
- TV Times synopsis: Tongues wag and speculation is rife when Elsie Tanner's daughter, Linda, moves mysteriously into Number 11. Billy Walker organises a card school and tries to teach Mike Baldwin a thing or two about poker.
- This episode marks the 1,000th appearance of Julie Goodyear in the role of Bet Lynch.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 15,845,000 viewers (1st place).
|May 1984 episodes|
|Wed 2nd • Mon 7th • Wed 9th • Mon 14th • Wed 16th • Mon 21st • Wed 23rd • Mon 28th • Wed 30th|