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|ITV transmission date||17th October 1984 (Wednesday)|
|Stories by|| Tom Elliott|
|Executive Producer||Bill Podmore|
|Previous episode||15th October 1984|
|Next episode||22nd October 1984|
Billy buys a gold bracelet for Sally Waterman. Jack packs most of his possessions up and pays Fred to store them in his van whilst the DHSS visit. Vera discovers that Jack has been moving all her furniture out of the house. She finds he's emptied the house and fears he's sold everything. She goes for him with her handbag before he tells her that he's only fiddling the DHSS. He tells the official, Mrs Walters, that he's had to sell everything bit by bit. He tells her he has no money coming in and the family have left him. He goes over the top with tales of his mother who begs in the streets. When Jack doesn't turn up for work, Bill tells him not to bother asking for work again. When Betty refuses to bring Tony Cunliffe to the Rovers, Bet calls on him and flirts. Sally tries to avoid Billy. When he persists she tells him that she doesn't want to see him anymore; he's become too serious. He accuses her of having an affair with Ken. She tells him it's nothing to do with Ken. The DHSS official calls again and finds the Duckworths eating steak in the fully furnished room. She tells Jack that he's not entitled to any benefit and Vera tells him he won't scrounge off her.
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Ivy Tilsley - Lynne Perrie
- Brian Tilsley - Christopher Quinten
- Bill Webster - Peter Armitage
- Debbie Webster - Sue Devaney
- Vera Duckworth - Elizabeth Dawn
- Jack Duckworth - William Tarmey
- Terry Duckworth - Nigel Pivaro
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Billy Walker - Kenneth Farrington
- Curly Watts - Kevin Kennedy
- Fred Gee - Fred Feast
- Percy Sugden - Bill Waddington
- Coronation Street exterior - Ginnel
- Rovers Return Inn - Public and back room
- 9 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen, hallway and yard
- Builder's Yard
- 37 Hillside Crescent - Living room
- TV Times synopsis: An investigator descends on the Duckworth household to check out Jack's claim for benefit. Bet Lynch has her wish and meets Betty Turpin's new policeman lodger.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 14,288,000 viewers (3rd place).
|October 1984 episodes|
|Mon 1st • Wed 3rd • Mon 8th • Wed 10th • Mon 15th • Wed 17th
Mon 22nd • Wed 24th • Mon 29th • Wed 31st