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Episode 7971
Production code P694/7971
ITV transmission date 8th October 2012
(Monday - Part 1)
Script editor Sarah Mann
Story editor Iain MacLeod
Story associates Mark Bickerton
Lee O'Donnell
Martin Sterling
Jack Ford
Catherine Perrin
Gareth McLean
Kate Brooks
Stacey-Lee Eccles
Writer Mark Wadlow
Designer Alan Davis
Director Duncan Foster
Executive Producer Kieran Roberts
Producer Phil Collinson
Previous episode 5th October 2012
Next episode 8th October 2012


Mary and Anna wonder why the café is so quiet at breakfast time, until they discover that Nick has started doing breakfasts at the bistro in direct competition. Deirdre presents Ken with a new jumper for his birthday but he's clearly underwhelmed and distracted. Deirdre remains suspicious. Ken unwraps Wendy's present to discover that it's some cufflinks in the form of typewriter keys. Ken's touched and phones her to thank her. Wendy suggests that he comes over for lunch as she's some Governors' business she wants to discuss. Maria's worried about Marcus having discovered that his bed hasn't been slept in. Ryan endears himself to Sally by offering to cook supper. Ken lies to Deirdre telling her that he's got a meeting with Brian at the school. Deirdre spies the new cufflinks but Ken makes out that he's had them years. Michelle's jealous when she overhears Sally and Ryan chatting about books and feels she's failed as a mother. Deirdre bumps into Brian and questions him about his meeting with Ken. It's soon apparent that Brian has no idea what she's talking about and Ken's been lying again. Kylie, fed-up with their lack of money, suggests to David that she should train as a hairdresser and then they could squeeze Maria out. David's not convinced. When Deirdre spots Ken leaving in a taxi, she jumps in Rita's car and asks Rita to follow him as a matter of urgency. Ken arrives at Wendy's house, oblivious to the fact he's being followed. Marcus calls in the salon. He apologises to Maria for disappearing all night and suggests they need to talk. When Tracy calls at No.4 and finds Ryan busy in the kitchen preparing Sally's supper, she's not impressed and does her best to distract him, but Ryan gives her short shrift and Tracy leaves feeling snubbed. As Ken and Wendy embrace in the front garden, Deirdre looks on horrified. Michelle rows with Sally and accuses her of simply trying to stir things between she and Ryan. Sally's deeply offended. In a state of shock, Deirdre explains to Rita that the woman Ken is clearly seeing is none other than Wendy Crozier - who broke up their marriage twenty years ago.


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Notable dialogueEdit

Sally Webster: "D'you know sometimes I think I should've done A-level psychology."


Deirdre Barlow: "Wendy flaming Crozier!"

October 2012 episodes
Mon 1st (1 2) • Wed 3rd • Fri 5th (1 2) • Mon 8th (1 2) • Wed 10thSun 14th • Mon 15th (1 2)
Fri 19th (1 2) • Mon 22nd (1 2) • Wed 24th • Fri 26th (1 2) • Mon 29th (1 2) • Wed 31st

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