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|ITV transmission date||23rd September 1987 (Wednesday)|
|Story associates|| Tom Elliott|
|Previous episode||21st September 1987|
|Next episode||28th September 1987|
Bet plans an exotic dinner party. Jack gets Vera to agree to settle with just a fire. Bet annoys Alec by spending all day preparing for the dinner party. Jack takes possession of the fire and decides to install it himself to save money. Ken is furious when Deirdre is too busy to visit Tracy. Bet is upset when Rita and the Hallidays have to call off the dinner party. She forces Emily and Mavis to take their places. Tracy understands that Deirdre is busy but Ken makes the most of the situation to call Deirdre a bad mother. Bet is upset when the meal is a flop as she's such a bad cook. Alec asks her to stick to her lipstick in future.
- 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, back room and hallway
- 1 Coronation Street - Back room, kitchen and hallway
- 9 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen
- Corner Shop
- Weatherfield General - Paediatric ward
- TV Times synopsis: Bet's vigour for housewifery is giving Alec the jitters - she just isn't the woman he married. And Jack Duckworth is having trouble shaking off his poor reputation for DIY.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 13,800,000 viewers (5th place).
|September 1987 episodes|
|Wed 2nd • Mon 7th • Wed 9th • Mon 14th • Wed 16th • Mon 21st • Wed 23rd • Mon 28th • Wed 30th|