Episode 2576
Production code P694/1576
ITV transmission date 9th December 1985 (Monday)
Story associates Tom Elliott
Paul Abbott
Writer John Stevenson
Designer Eric Deakins
Director Bill Gilmour
Executive Producer Bill Podmore
Producer John G. Temple
Previous episode 4th December 1985
Next episode 11th December 1985


Jack tells Vera that he only won a couple of pounds. Hilda refuses to help Jack with the bets anymore; she doesn't want to come between Jack and Vera. Audrey worries about how to tell Alf that she's smashed his car up. Vera is horrified to discover Hilda and Jack won £50. She demands that Jack lets her go in with him on the System. They bet on three horses in order to win £900. Susan gets an advert for the Weatherfield Recorder from Mike. Ken isn't very pleased. The Duckworths' horses lose. Vera is furious and rips the System up. Audrey tells Alf that she's smashed the car. He rows with her causing her to break down in tears. He comforts her with kisses.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Jack Duckworth is forced to let a new partner in on his success with Captain Carstairs' Surefire Betting System. And this time the stakes are higher than ever.
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 16,100,000 viewers (3rd place).
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