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|ITV transmission date||1st December 1997 (Monday)|
|Story/Script editor||Ann McManus|
|Story associates|| Di Burrows|
|Previous episode||30th November 1997|
|Next episode||3rd December 1997|
Des calls in the Police and tells them that Les smashed his window. PC Binding questions Les who denies all knowledge and is indignant when Janice assumes he is guilty. Chris is frustrated by the way he can only see Sally in secret, behind Kevin's back. As he has to go to a funeral, Alec leaves details of Ken's escort at the Rovers where Jack pockets them. Janice is furious when Des tells her how Les has been pestering Samantha. She goes for Les but he tells her that it's Samantha who is after him all the time. Calling himself Ken Barlow, Jack goes to a posh hotel to meet Renee Turnbull and is horrified to find she's not the young beauty he was hoping for. She thinks that he's wonderful and makes a play for him, much to his horror. She drags him up to her suite, demanding extra for her money. Samantha is amazed when Janice tells her to keep her hands off Les. When she starts belittling barmaids, Betty rows with her, telling her that she's a decent woman. Renee tries to lure Jack into the jacuzzi with her but he runs off, leaving one shoe behind.
- Samantha Failsworth - Tina Hobley
- Des Barnes - Philip Middlemiss
- Alec Gilroy - Roy Barraclough
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Janice Battersby - Vicky Entwistle
- Les Battersby - Bruce Jones
- Jack Duckworth - William Tarmey
- Sally Webster - Sally Whittaker
- Chris Collins - Matthew Marsden
- Kevin Webster - Michael Le Vell
- Vera Duckworth - Elizabeth Dawn
- Natalie Horrocks - Denise Welch
- Betty Williams - Betty Driver
- Curly Watts - Kevin Kennedy
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public, back room and hallway
- 5 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms
- 6 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms
- Unknown hotel - Foyer, piano bar, hotel suite, corridors and stairway
- TV Times synopsis: Des and Samantha are under siege, while Jack gets into hot water when he steps into Ken’s shoes to become an escort.
- Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 17,880,000 viewers (1st place - combined figure including repeat).
|December 1997 episodes|
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