Episode 2764
Episode 2764
Production code P694/1764
ITV transmission date 28th September 1987 (Monday)
Story associates Tom Elliott
Paul Abbott
Writer Tony Perrin
Designer Ann Swarbrick
Director Ron Francis
Producer Bill Podmore
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.


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  • 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).
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