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Episode 2563 (23rd October 1985)

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Episode 2563
Episode 2563
Production code P694/1563
ITV transmission date 23rd October 1985 (Wednesday)
Stories by Tom Elliott
Barry Hill
Writer Peter Tonkinson
Designer Roy Graham
Director Gareth Morgan
Executive Producer Bill Podmore
Producer John G. Temple
Previous episode 21st October 1985
Next episode 28th October 1985


Ken reads the riot act to Tracy and she apologises for running away. Stella Rigby tells Vera that the brewery prefers married couples to run their pubs. Vera pushes Jack into thinking he'll make a good landlord. Jack gives Tracy a pigeon. Susan decides to stay around for a while longer. Ivy agrees to see George as a friend and arranges to go back out with him. Brian is furious about this and confronts her. Ivy says angrily that her relationship with George is none of Brian's business and yells at him to get out. Brian calls her a slut and she slaps him in the face.


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  • This was the final episode of the programme to show the credit "Stories by" for storyliners, a format which had been followed since Episode 88 (16th October 1961). From the next episode onwards, the credit states, "Story Associates".
  • TV Times synopsis: Jack and Vera hope the ill-wind at the Rovers will blow them a bit of good, but trouble at the Tilsleys' sees a blow of a different kind...
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 15,400,000 viewers (4th place).
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