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|ITV transmission date||30th July 1993 (Friday)|
|Story associates|| Marvin Close|
|Previous episode||28th July 1993|
|Next episode||2nd August 1993|
Derek is in agony with his back. Andy convinces Amy that they do have a lot to talk about. Curly is stunned when Elaine Fenwick catches Vera shoplifting on the security monitor. Mavis is put out when Raquel massages Derek's back. Derek thinks she's got a wonderful touch. Rather than have security pick Vera up outside the shop, Curly confronts her at the checkout and finds tins hidden in the pushchair. Vera is furious at being called a thief and swears she only put the tins in with Tommy because her basket was full. Elaine discovers Curly used to lodge with Vera and realises he stopped her from getting into heavy trouble. Mavis gets rid of Raquel as she can't take anymore of watching Derek in ecstasy. Curly lets Vera off with a caution. Elaine accuses him of letting her off and threatens to tell Head Office. Vera tells Jack about the incident and admits she was confused and didn't know what she was doing. She breaks down and he comforts her. Alma, Don, Denise and Angie go along to The Queens. They agree to cheer Jack on. Colin comperes the evening. Jack enjoys himself, calling himself "Jackie Duckworth Jnr". He doesn't go down very well. He is amazed when Angie and Denise take the stage and prove a hit. Curly tries to explain to Vera he was acting in her interest. He offers her a loan to help but she refuses his charity.
- Derek Wilton - Peter Baldwin
- Mavis Wilton - Thelma Barlow
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Audrey Roberts - Sue Nicholls
- Raquel Wolstenhulme - Sarah Lancashire
- Rita Sullivan - Barbara Knox
- Vera Duckworth - Elizabeth Dawn
- Tom Duckworth - Darryl Edwards
- Curly Watts - Kevin Kennedy
- Jack Duckworth - William Tarmey
- Angie Freeman - Deborah McAndrew
- Denise Osbourne - Denise Black
- Alma Baldwin - Amanda Barrie
- Don Brennan - Geoff Hinsliff
- Andy McDonald - Nicholas Cochrane
- Liz McDonald - Beverley Callard
- Elaine Fenwick - Pippa Hinchley
- Colin Barnes - Ian Embleton
- Amy Nelson - Louise Duprey
- Pianist - Brian Fitzgerald
- Billy Nuttall - Jackie Richmond
- Bruce McDuff - Rod MacKinnon
- 4 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms
- 9 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen and hallway
- The Kabin - Shop and stockroom
- 5 Grasmere Drive - Living room
- Bettabuy - Manager's Office and shop floor
- The Queens
- TV Times synopsis: Both Jack and Vera are humiliated as they struggle to make ends meet.
- Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 14,820,000 viewers (3rd place - combined figure including repeat).
- This episode was included in the Network DVD collection Coronation Street: The Best of 1990-1999, released on 5th September 2011.
|July 1993 episodes|
|Fri 2nd • Mon 5th • Wed 7th • Fri 9th • Mon 12th • Wed 14th • Fri 16th
Mon 19th • Wed 21st • Fri 23rd • Mon 26th • Wed 28th • Fri 30th