Episode 3180
Production code P694/2180
ITV transmission date 28th January 1991 (Monday)
Story editor Tom Elliott
Story associates Trevor Suthers
Elizabeth Malpas
Graham Carlisle
Writer Leslie Duxbury
Designer Chris Truelove
Director Brian Mills
Executive Producer David Liddiment
Producer Mervyn Watson
Previous episode 25th January 1991
Next episode 30th January 1991


Jack tells Vera to stop gossiping about the trolley race as she'll end up losing her job. Kevin starts work at Walker's Garage. Kimberley tells Curly that the man he saw is her cousin Adrian Gosthorpe and he is lodging with them. Curly is horrified. Rita is annoyed when Phyllis makes remarks about the trolley race being a fix. Ken leaves Alf the flat key for the workmen but Alf hasn't called anyone, holding to his view that the flat doesn't need any repairs. Kevin likes Walker's and gets on with his new colleagues. Rita complains to Reg that people know the draw was a fiddle and tells him to back off for a while. Alma assures Audrey that Ken is just a mate. Reg buys Phyllis a drink and tries to get to the source of the gossip. Phyllis tells him she got it from Vera. Terry Seymour gives Sally the bill for his motor repairs. Sally passes on Kevin's offer to pay £400 and the rest at £10 a week. He won't wait two years to get his money back and demands full payment now or he'll sue. Kimberley insists there's nothing going on between her and Adrian. Curly doesn't believe her and wonders if they were together while she was engaged to him. Ken is dismayed to learn that Alf isn't bothering with the repairs and accuses him of viewing his rent purely as profit. While they're arguing, Alf trips over a rotten riser and falls down the stairs. He escapes with some bruises. Sally worries they'll lose the house because of Terry Seymour and cries. Curly follows Kimberley and finds out that Adrian works at a building society where he is a mortgage manager. Reg sacks Vera.


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Notable dialogueEdit

Alf Roberts (about Ken Barlow): "Just think about it. Look, 'e's left 'is wife, 'e was always a ladies man. Well, 'e 'ad three wives for a start, didn't 'e? Now 'e's got a flat of 'is own playing soppy music, what does that tell yer? I know what it tells me, e's likely walking about up there in a smoking jacket, and 'eaven knows what 'e's smoking... Just listen to that, it's like 'avin Noel Coward up there."

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