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|ITV transmission date||10th October 1999 (Sunday)|
|Script editor||Pamela Woods|
|Story editor||Mariam Vossough|
|Story associates|| Di Burrows|
|Designer|| Julian Perkins|
|Previous episode||8th October 1999|
|Next episode||11th October 1999|
Ken feels down on his sixtieth birthday and is stunned when Blanche makes a big deal of it, putting out an announcement on local radio, putting it in the paper, hanging a banner outside the house and throwing a party for him at the Rovers. Mike fumes when Alma demands half the equity on the flat. Linda accuses him of wanting her out of his life as well as the factory. He tells her that she's being stupid and warns her that she'll have to find another job as he can't afford to keep her. Ken's pension amounts to £6,000 a year and a lump sum. Deirdre is shocked to get a date for her appeal hearing. Jim tells Martin he wishes he hadn't had his vasectomy. Ken has an awful day enduring Blanche's surprises but is genuinely thrilled when Tracy arrives for his party. Deirdre is stunned when Tracy tells her that Blanche had said they're getting married again. Martin suggests to Gail that she gets sterilised. She refuses to consider the idea. Mike tells Deirdre he's sacked Linda but asks her to tell the girls that Linda decided to leave. Tom tells Audrey his mother is dead and left him money in her will. After Blanche tells Mike that Ken's come into a lump sum, he tells Ken that he'll expect him to pay back the £10,000 he paid on Deirdre's legal fees.
- Blanche Hunt - Maggie Jones
- Deirdre Rachid - Anne Kirkbride
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Mike Baldwin - Johnny Briggs
- Linda Sykes - Jacqueline Pirie
- Tyrone Dobbs - Alan Halsall
- Audrey Roberts - Sue Nicholls
- Tom Ferguson - Tom Wisdom
- Les Battersby - Bruce Jones
- Rita Sullivan - Barbara Knox
- Sharon Gaskell - Tracie Bennett
- Toyah Battersby - Georgia Taylor
- Spider Nugent - Martin Hancock
- Hayley Cropper - Julie Hesmondhalgh
- Natalie Barnes - Denise Welch
- Martin Platt - Sean Wilson
- Jim McDonald - Charles Lawson
- Vinny Sorrell - James Gaddas
- Gail Platt - Helen Worth
- Roy Cropper - David Neilson
- Tracy Preston - Dawn Acton
- Alma Baldwin - Amanda Barrie
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 1 Coronation Street - Back room, kitchen and hallway
- 3 Coronation Street - Back room and kitchen
- The Kabin
- Hair by Fiona Middleton
- Roy's Rolls
- No. 4 Montreal House, Weatherfield Quays - Living room/kitchen
- First appearance of Tracy Preston since 29th March 1999 and last until 25th December 2002. Final appearance of Dawn Acton in the role as Kate Ford took over the part on the character's return.
- TV Times synopsis: Ken gets more than he bargained for on his birthday. Roy and Hayley contemplate a career in medicine.
- Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 16,480,000 viewers (6th place - combined figure including repeat).
|October 1999 episodes|
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