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|ITV transmission date||9th December 1985 (Monday)|
|Story associates|| Tom Elliott|
|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.
- Jack Duckworth - William Tarmey
- Vera Duckworth - Elizabeth Dawn
- Terry Duckworth - Nigel Pivaro
- Gail Tilsley - Helen Worth
- Brian Tilsley - Christopher Quinten
- Audrey Potter - Sue Nicholls
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Ivy Tilsley - Lynne Perrie
- Deirdre Barlow - Anne Kirkbride
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Susan Barlow - Wendy Jane Walker
- Curly Watts - Kevin Kennedy
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Gloria Todd - Sue Jenkins
- Percy Sugden - Bill Waddington
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Nicky Tilsley - Warren Jackson
- Mike Baldwin - Johnny Briggs
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public/Snug
- 9 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen
- Corner Shop
- 33 Hammond Road - Living room
- Weatherfield Recorder - Office
- 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).
|December 1985 episodes|
|Mon 2nd • Wed 4th • Mon 9th • Wed 11th • Mon 16th • Wed 18th • Mon 23rd • Wed 25th • Mon 30th|