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|ITV transmission date||21st September 1987 (Monday)|
|Story associates|| Tom Elliott|
|Previous episode||16th September 1987|
|Next episode||23rd September 1987|
Vera feels that No.9 needs decorating. Sally is upset that Hilda turned Tom Hopwood down. Bet overhears some of the residents gossiping about how they feel that she'll be an awful housewife and it upsets her. Tracy complains of stomachaches but Deirdre hasn't got time to worry about her, thinking she just wants to get off school. Bet tries to prove herself to Alec. Vera buys an imitation fur coat. Jack decides to treat Vera to a new gas fire as it will be cheaper than decorating. He buys a living-flame fire on the cheap. Tracy is sent home from school. Ken is furious as Deirdre can't be contacted. The Doctor diagnoses appendicitis and phones for an ambulance. Tracy is rushed to hospital and operated on just in time. Ken lays into Deirdre for not taking notice of her. Bet spends all her time laying on a meal for Alec, telling him that she intends to be the ideal wife.
- Jack Duckworth - William Tarmey
- Vera Duckworth - Elizabeth Dawn
- Sally Webster - Sally Whittaker
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Bet Gilroy - Julie Goodyear
- Mavis Riley - Thelma Barlow
- Deirdre Barlow - Anne Kirkbride
- Tracy Barlow - Holly Chamarette
- Alec Gilroy - Roy Barraclough
- Gloria Todd - Sue Jenkins
- Susan Baldwin - Wendy Jane Walker
- Ivy Tilsley - Lynne Perrie
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Mike Baldwin - Johnny Briggs
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Brian Tilsley - Christopher Quinten
- Gail Tilsley - Helen Worth
- Rovers Return Inn - Public and back room
- 1 Coronation Street - Back room, kitchen and hallway
- 9 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen
- Corner Shop
- TV Times synopsis: Bet gets her head round home economics when she sets out to prove to Alec that she isn't just a pretty face! And Vera Duckworth wants to turn a house into a home, but Jack can see that the graft is down to him. Meanwhile, Deirdre’s out of reach when Tracy needs her most.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 14,400,000 viewers (4th place).
|September 1987 episodes|
|Wed 2nd • Mon 7th • Wed 9th • Mon 14th • Wed 16th • Mon 21st • Wed 23rd • Mon 28th • Wed 30th|