Episode 7972
Production code P694/7972
ITV transmission date 8th October 2012
(Monday - Part 2)
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 Burt
Designer Alan Davis
Director Duncan Foster
Executive Producer Kieran Roberts
Producer Phil Collinson
Previous episode 8th October 2012
Next episode 10th October 2012


Michelle and Sally continue to row in the factory. Michelle says some hurtful things and Sally downs tools and walks out. Beth, Julie, Kirk and Sean walk out too in support. Michelle's left stunned. Ken and Wendy talk about their lives and what might have been if they'd stayed together. Maria apologises to Marcus for kissing him. Marcus admits that he kissed her back and it's thrown him into complete turmoil. Nick laments to Gail that the breakfast idea was a financial disaster. However when Mary calls into the bistro, Gail lies and tells her that it was a roaring success. Mary vows to up the ante. Deirdre confronts Ken about his assignation with Wendy. Ken reels but assures her that they're nothing more than work colleagues, but Deirdre's disbelieving. Jason moves the last of his things into Maria's flat. At Maria's request, Aiden calls round and Maria tells him that it's her fault Marcus has been preoccupied as she had a cancer scare. Aiden's immediately contrite and hugs Marcus. Mary tells Anna that she's planning a Russian night at the café. Deirdre calls on Wendy and thrusting the offending cufflinks at her, warns her to stay away from Ken. Wendy's left shaken. Ken has a birthday drink with Emily, Rita and Dennis. Emily's flabbergasted to discover Ken's been seeing Wendy Crozier again. Under pressure from Rob, Michelle begrudgingly apologises to Sally and thanks her for all that she's done for Ryan. Kylie's excited at the prospect of becoming a trainee hairdresser until David points out there isn't enough work to support another stylist. Kylie's gutted. Gloria phones Lancashire Leisure magazine and registers the Rovers in the B&B section of the Pub of the Year Competition. Deirdre lays the law down to Ken and tells him that he has to choose between his new job and her.


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Notable dialogueEdit

Ken Barlow: "Look, there's nothing going on."
Tracy McDonald: "Right, coz if I hear otherwise you're gonna wish you'd sailed away on that other trollop's barge."


Emily Bishop (about Ken Barlow): "Will that man never learn?"

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