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|ITV transmission date||27th July 1988 (Wednesday)|
|Story associates|| Tom Elliott|
|Previous episode||25th July 1988|
|Next episode||1st August 1988|
Gus Ferris tells Alec he's been let down by a turn - Ingrid and Her Talking Doberman - and he needs a replacement. Alec refuses as Gus is always trying to nick his acts. Jack overhears the conversation and tells Alec he could stand in. Alec realises that Jack has an awful voice and gives him the gig, singing at the Old Band Club. Audrey is thrilled when Malcolm Reid flies in. Alf is not happy about the situation. Malcolm is full of his grand lifestyle and how wonderful Canada is. Percy feels lonely in his new neighbourhood. Jack sings at the Club and is booed off stage. Alec is delighted.
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Audrey Roberts - Sue Nicholls
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Phyllis Pearce - Jill Summers
- Gail Tilsley - Helen Worth
- Gloria Todd - Sue Jenkins
- Alec Gilroy - Roy Barraclough
- Bet Gilroy - Julie Goodyear
- Jack Duckworth - William Tarmey
- Vera Duckworth - Elizabeth Dawn
- Alan Bradley - Mark Eden
- Jenny Bradley - Sally Ann Matthews
- Percy Sugden - Bill Waddington
- Brian Tilsley - Christopher Quinten
- Ivy Brennan - Lynne Perrie
- Sandra Stubbs - Sally Watts
- Rovers Return Inn - Public, back room and hallway
- 3 Coronation Street - Back room and kitchen
- 11 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen and hallway
- Jim's Cafe
- Manchester Airport - Arrivals hall
- Unnamed Park
- TV Times synopsis: A stranger arrives in the street and Ivy’s ears prick up when Gloria recalls where she saw this man before. A friend of Alec’s needs a singer urgently - enter the crooning cellarman!
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 13,100,000 viewers (6th place).
|July 1988 episodes|
|Mon 4th • Wed 6th • Mon 11th • Wed 13th • Mon 18th • Wed 20th • Mon 25th • Wed 27th|