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|ITV transmission date||31st August 1987 (Monday)|
|Story associates|| Paul Abbott|
|Previous episode||26th August 1987|
|Next episode||2nd September 1987|
The Street is closed off as the fete takes over. Percy takes charge of the targetometer. Emily runs the refreshments stall, Rita and Mavis the toy stall, Curly and the Websters on the stocks, Ivy on the cake stall, Deirdre on the tombola whilst Jack provides a bouncy castle. Curly and Kevin take it in turns to sit in the stocks and have wet sponges thrown at them. Susan forces Mike into the stocks where the factory girls gleefully throw sponges at him. Alec doesn't like the way Bet is spending all his money on the wedding. He tells her that they'll have to wait a bit for a honeymoon as they'll have to organise relief. Sam Tindall wins a cake for guessing its weight correctly. Percy keeps adding up all the totals wrong, over-estimating the targetometer. He announces that they've reached the £500 target. Jenny phones Rita, telling her that she's having a wonderful time. Emily counts the money and finds they've raised £435 not the £500 Percy announced.
- Gloria Todd - Sue Jenkins
- Kevin Webster - Michael Le Vell
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Vera Duckworth - Elizabeth Dawn
- Ivy Tilsley - Lynne Perrie
- Deirdre Barlow - Anne Kirkbride
- Sally Webster - Sally Whittaker
- Curly Watts - Kevin Kennedy
- Percy Sugden - Bill Waddington
- Jack Duckworth - William Tarmey
- Tracy Barlow - Holly Chamarette
- Alan Bradley - Mark Eden
- Rita Fairclough - Barbara Knox
- Alec Gilroy - Roy Barraclough
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Mavis Riley - Thelma Barlow
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Mike Baldwin - Johnny Briggs
- Susan Baldwin - Wendy Jane Walker
- Phyllis Pearce - Jill Summers
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public and back room
- 7 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms
- Julie Faulkner is credited as a Photographer, but appears on the next episode.
- The song that blasts from the sound system when Sally Webster switches it on is the recent hit It's a Sin by Pet Shop Boys.
- Bill Podmore's final stint as producer begins with this episode. There is no credited executive producer during this period.
- TV Times synopsis: 'Roll up, roll up.' The street becomes a hive of industry and festivity in aid of The Shaun Meredith Appeal, and Jack Duckworth may well save the day. But isn't the £500 target just a bit too steep?
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 12,800,000 viewers (4th place).
|August 1987 episodes|
|Mon 3rd • Wed 5th • Mon 10th • Wed 12th • Mon 17th • Wed 19th • Mon 24th • Wed 26th • Mon 31st|