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|ITV transmission date||30th September 1987 (Wednesday)|
|Story associates|| Tom Elliott|
|Previous episode||28th September 1987|
|Next episode||5th October 1987|
Deirdre tells Ken she's sick of his nagging her over her work and accuses him of being jealous. Rita is stunned to see Martin driving his car in Weatherfield. Deirdre organises Emily and Susan to babysit Tracy when she returns home. Ken is angry as he thinks Deirdre should give up her Council work until Tracy is better. Jack feels that all the fire needs is having the chimney swept. Tracy returns home. Jack borrows the tools and sweeps the chimney himself. He brings down a load of soot, covering the room, himself and Vera. He then uses Vera's new coat to wipe his face. Rita calls at Martin's house and learns from his father that Martin's been back a while.
- 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
- Tracy Barlow - Holly Chamarette
- Martin Platt - Sean Wilson
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 1 Coronation Street - Back room, kitchen and hallway
- 9 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen and hallway
- Corner Shop
- The Kabin
- Unknown streets in Weatherfield
- TV Times synopsis: A clean sweep is what Jack Duckworth needs, and he's nothing if not a tryer. Rita, too, is in need of a break - or is it glasses - when she claps eyes on a familiar face.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 14,000,000 viewers (4th place).
- This episode was included in the Network DVD collection Coronation Street: The Best of 1980-1989, released on 31st October 2005.
|September 1987 episodes|
|Wed 2nd • Mon 7th • Wed 9th • Mon 14th • Wed 16th • Mon 21st • Wed 23rd • Mon 28th • Wed 30th|