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|ITV transmission date||6th August 1990 (Monday)|
|Story editor||Paul Abbott|
|Story associates|| Trevor Suthers|
|Executive Producer||David Liddiment|
|Previous episode||3rd August 1990|
|Next episode||8th August 1990|
Jim isn't talking to Steve. Tracy is upset, having heard Deirdre reject Ken. Martin warns Alma that he won't let her give him the runaround at the cafe. Kimberley arranges to visit Curly in Milton Keynes at weekends but he's quick to add that he'll busy the weekend she's in Barmouth. Vera is upset that he wouldn't rather come home. Jack thinks Des is giving him tips on the horses and starting putting bets on. Mike feels stifled being under Peter Ingram's thumb and tells Alma he plans to start his own business with a frontman. Alma doesn't think he'll get away with it. Dave tackles Deirdre about her feelings for Ken. She tells him she doesn't want Ken back. Martin is annoyed when Alma takes no notice of his warning and has a long lunch with Mike. Deirdre tells Dave that she'd like to have a few days away with him whilst Ken and Tracy are in Portsmouth. Steve refuses to make the first move with Jim as he thinks he only cares about the bike. Jack starts winning on the horses. Ken and Tracy leave for Peter's wedding. Steve tells Jim where the bike is. Mike makes himself Managing Director of Phoenix Fashions and tells Alma never to mention his name if the phone rings. Deirdre and Dave look forward to their break.
- Alma Sedgewick - Amanda Barrie
- Mike Baldwin - Johnny Briggs
- Jim McDonald - Charles Lawson
- Liz McDonald - Beverley Callard
- Deirdre Barlow - Anne Kirkbride
- Tracy Barlow - Dawn Acton
- Jack Duckworth - William Tarmey
- Vera Duckworth - Elizabeth Dawn
- Curly Watts - Kevin Kennedy
- Martin Platt - Sean Wilson
- Kimberley Taylor - Suzanne Hall
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Audrey Roberts - Sue Nicholls
- Des Barnes - Philip Middlemiss
- Tina Fowler - Michelle Holmes
- Kevin Webster - Michael Le Vell
- Mark Casey - Stuart Wolfenden
- Steve McDonald - Simon Gregory
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 1 Coronation Street - Back room, kitchen and hallway
- 9 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen
- 11 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen
- Jim's Cafe
- No. 6 Quebec House, Weatherfield Quays - Living room/kitchen
- Bettabuy - Shop floor
- Unnamed Turf Accountant
- A customer in Bettabuy is uncredited, despite having lines of dialogue. Vera Duckworth gives the woman's name as Doreen Hayskill, married to a barman at The Flying Horse.
- TV Times synopsis: Deirdre thinks of a way of showing Dave Barton he is the only man in her life. Jack believes he is finally on to the big winner.
- Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 15,640,000 viewers (4th place - combined figure including repeat).
|August 1990 episodes|
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