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|ITV transmission date||31st August 1988 (Wednesday)|
|Story associates|| Tom Elliott|
|Previous episode||29th August 1988|
|Next episode||5th September 1988|
Terry is surprised to discover Curly is living with Shirley. Mavis goes for her interview at Barkers and is stunned to be interviewed by Derek. He explains that he missed Manchester and sold his Cornwall company to Barkers. Mavis is embarrassed to see him but he's delighted to see her again. He continues to interview her. Curly loses Lucy Armitage at the fair. Shirley panics. Mavis feels certain Derek will give her the job. Lucy returns home, unaware of the bother she's caused. Shirley is furious with her and gets her mother to take her back immediately.
- Jack Duckworth - William Tarmey
- Vera Duckworth - Elizabeth Dawn
- Mavis Riley - Thelma Barlow
- Rita Fairclough - Barbara Knox
- Shirley Armitage - Lisa Lewis
- Curly Watts - Kevin Kennedy
- Kevin Webster - Michael Le Vell
- Sally Webster - Sally Whittaker
- Don Brennan - Geoff Hinsliff
- Terry Duckworth - Nigel Pivaro
- Gloria Todd - Sue Jenkins
- Ivy Brennan - Lynne Perrie
- Alan Bradley - Mark Eden
- Percy Sugden - Bill Waddington
- Alec Gilroy - Roy Barraclough
- Mike Baldwin - Johnny Briggs
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Derek Wilton - Peter Baldwin
- Lucy Armitage - Charmayne Golaub (Credited as "Charmaine Golaub")
- Mrs Armitage - Mona Hammond
- Secretary - Eileen Tully
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 9 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen
- 15a Coronation Street - Living room
- The Kabin
- The Kabin flat - Living room/kitchen
- Barkers' stationary firm
- First appearance of Derek Wilton since 30th December 1987. After twelve years of occasional appearances, Peter Baldwin is a regular in the programme from this point onwards.
- TV Times synopsis: Mavis is apprehensive before her job interview, but nothing has prepared her for the shock she receives when she gets there. Against his better judgement, Curly is dragged away from his responsibilities, and ends up with a crisis on his hands.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 13,200,000 viewers (8th place).
|August 1988 episodes|
|Mon 1st • Wed 3rd • Mon 8th • Wed 10th • Mon 15th • Wed 17th
Mon 22nd • Wed 24th • Mon 29th • Wed 31st