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|ITV transmission date||28th September 1987 (Monday)|
|Story associates|| Tom Elliott|
|Previous episode||23rd September 1987|
|Next episode||30th September 1987|
Alan gets a letter from Jenny in Bordeaux and decides that he's had enough. He leaves for France. Deirdre is bothered by a Mrs Driscoll whose husband has deserted her. She is worried that her children will be taken into care and begs Deirdre to help her. Jack installs the fire. Vera loves it but Ivy thinks she can smell gas from it. She tells Jack that it's illegal to install gas appliances. Ken is annoyed that Deirdre is too busy running Weatherfield to visit Tracy.
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Deirdre Barlow - Anne Kirkbride
- Mavis Riley - Thelma Barlow
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Gail Tilsley - Helen Worth
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Susan Baldwin - Wendy Jane Walker
- Bet Gilroy - Julie Goodyear
- Alec Gilroy - Roy Barraclough
- Jack Duckworth - William Tarmey
- Vera Duckworth - Elizabeth Dawn
- Brian Tilsley - Christopher Quinten
- Mike Baldwin - Johnny Briggs
- Rita Fairclough - Barbara Knox
- Ivy Tilsley - Lynne Perrie
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 1 Coronation Street - Back room, kitchen and hallway
- 9 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen and hallway
- Corner Shop
- The Kabin
- TV Times synopsis: Jack Duckworth has the ambition of an architect as he sets to work on the gas fire. But can he shrug off his reputation for being a bodger? Meanwhile, Deirdre Barlow is being made to see that charity should begin at home.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 14,950,000 viewers (3rd place).
|September 1987 episodes|
|Wed 2nd • Mon 7th • Wed 9th • Mon 14th • Wed 16th • Mon 21st • Wed 23rd • Mon 28th • Wed 30th|