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Episode 287 (11th September 1963)

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Episode 287
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Production code P228/287
ITV transmission date 11th September 1963 (Wednesday)
Stories by Harry Driver
Writer Adele Rose
Designer Denis Parkin
Director Peter Plummer
Producer Margaret Morris
Previous episode 9th September 1963
Next episode 16th September 1963


Emily puts in her resignation as manageress. Doreen can't understand why as the shop is doing much better under her. Sheila gets dressed up and goes to see Neil. She hopes he'll ask her to live with him. Swindley returns to the shop as manager and gets rid of all Emily's displays. Concepta stops working at the Rovers as Harry is established. Neil tells Sheila he doesn't want her anymore. After Doreen tells her she's had enough as well, Sheila starts to take some pills...


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  • Controversial scenes showing Sheila Birtles trying to gas herself as part of her suicide attempt were cut. These scenes remained unseen for almost forty-eight years - until they were seen in Part One of the documentary The Corrie Years which aired on ITV1 at 7.30pm on 20th July 2011. Actress Eileen Mayers, who played Sheila, was also seen watching the scenes for the first time since they were recorded.
  • TV Times synopsis: Sheila tries to solve her problems
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 8,284,000 homes (joint 1st place with 9th September 1963).
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