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{{Infobox Episode|
 
{{Infobox Episode|
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|image = [[File:Episode 2323.jpg|200px]]
 
|year=1983
 
|year=1983
 
|number=2323
 
|number=2323
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|production code=[[Production codes|P694/1323]]
 
|production code=[[Production codes|P694/1323]]
 
|writer=[[John Stevenson]]
 
|writer=[[John Stevenson]]
|stories=''Unknown''
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|stories=[[Peter Tonkinson]]<br>[[Esther Rose]]
 
|designer=[[Colin Rees]]
 
|designer=[[Colin Rees]]
 
|producer=[[Mervyn Watson]]
 
|producer=[[Mervyn Watson]]
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|previous=[[Episode 2322 (4th July 1983)|4th July 1983]]
 
|previous=[[Episode 2322 (4th July 1983)|4th July 1983]]
 
|next=[[Episode 2324 (11th July 1983)|11th July 1983]]
 
|next=[[Episode 2324 (11th July 1983)|11th July 1983]]
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}}
 
 
==Plot==
 
==Plot==
[[Ken Barlow|Ken]] buys [[Deirdre Barlow|Deirdre]] a watch for her birthday. The [[Baldwin's Casuals|factory]] girls strike at their machines as the trade delegation is due. [[Mike Baldwin|Mike]] is forced to agree to pay their production bonuses. Mike tries to impress the Russians. He is disappointed that they can't place an order with him. He finds the translator [[Eileen Hicks]] attractive. [[Beattie Pearson|Beattie]] accuses Ken of taking advantage of [[Albert Tatlock|Albert]]. The fatties weigh in again. [[Stan Ogden|Stan]] weighs 2lb more than at the start of the slim, [[Eddie Yeats|Eddie]] is exactly the same. [[Alf Roberts|Alf]] has lost 3lb and [[Fred Gee|Fred]] 5lb. Fred is declared the winner but is disqualified when [[Bet Gilroy|Bet]] announces she knows that he had bags of coins in his pockets at the first weigh-in. Alf wins the £20. Eileen agrees to a night out with Mike. Beattie thinks Albert's going senile but Ken assures her that her inheritance is safe. She accuses Ken of short-changing her father so Ken throws her out.
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[[Ken Barlow|Ken]] buys [[Deirdre Barlow|Deirdre]] a watch for her birthday. The [[Baldwin's Casuals|factory]] girls strike at their machines as the trade delegation is due. [[Mike Baldwin|Mike]] is forced to agree to pay their production bonuses. Mike tries to impress the Russians. He is disappointed that they can't place an order with him. He finds the translator [[Eileen Hicks]] attractive. [[Beattie Pearson|Beattie]] accuses Ken of taking advantage of [[Albert Tatlock|Albert]]. The fatties weigh in again. [[Stan Ogden|Stan]] weighs 2lb more than at the start of the slim, [[Eddie Yeats|Eddie]] is exactly the same. [[Alf Roberts|Alf]] has lost 3lb and [[Fred Gee|Fred]] 5lb. Fred is declared the winner but is disqualified when [[Bet Lyynch|Bet]] announces she knows that he had bags of coins in his pockets at the first weigh-in. Alf wins the £20. Eileen agrees to a night out with Mike. Beattie thinks Albert's going senile but Ken assures her that her inheritance is safe. She accuses Ken of short-changing her father so Ken throws her out.
   
 
==Cast==
 
==Cast==
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*[[Vera Duckworth]] - [[Elizabeth Dawn]]
 
*[[Vera Duckworth]] - [[Elizabeth Dawn]]
 
*[[Ida Clough]] - [[Helene Palmer]]
 
*[[Ida Clough]] - [[Helene Palmer]]
*[[Ivy Brennan|Ivy Tilsley]] - [[Lynne Perrie]]
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*[[Ivy Tilsley]] - [[Lynne Perrie]]
 
*[[Mike Baldwin]] - [[Johnny Briggs]]
 
*[[Mike Baldwin]] - [[Johnny Briggs]]
 
*[[Albert Tatlock]] - [[Jack Howarth]]
 
*[[Albert Tatlock]] - [[Jack Howarth]]
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*[[Eddie Yeats]] - [[Geoffrey Hughes]]
 
*[[Eddie Yeats]] - [[Geoffrey Hughes]]
 
*[[Alf Roberts]] - [[Bryan Mosley]]
 
*[[Alf Roberts]] - [[Bryan Mosley]]
*[[Rita Sullivan|Rita Fairclough]] - [[Barbara Knox]]
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*[[Rita Fairclough]] - [[Barbara Knox]]
 
*[[Ken Barlow]] - [[William Roache]]
 
*[[Ken Barlow]] - [[William Roache]]
 
*[[Fred Gee]] - [[Fred Feast]]
 
*[[Fred Gee]] - [[Fred Feast]]
*[[Bet Gilroy|Bet Lynch]] - [[Julie Goodyear]]
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*[[Bet Lynch]] - [[Julie Goodyear]]
*[[Tracy Barlow|Tracy Langton]] - [[Christabel Finch]]
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*[[Tracy Langton]] - [[Christabel Finch]]
 
===Guest cast===
 
===Guest cast===
 
*[[Beattie Pearson]] - [[Gabrielle Daye]]
 
*[[Beattie Pearson]] - [[Gabrielle Daye]]
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*[[Dave Hinchcliffe]] - [[Nick Maloney]]
 
*[[Eileen Hicks]] - [[Helen Rappaport]]
 
*[[Eileen Hicks]] - [[Helen Rappaport]]
*[[Dave Hinchcliffe]] - [[Nick Maloney]]
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*[[Mr Tchernikov]] - [[Boris Isarov]]
*[[Mr Tchernikow]] - [[Boris Isarov]]
 
 
*[[Mr Karp]] - [[Jiri Stanislav]]
 
*[[Mr Karp]] - [[Jiri Stanislav]]
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==Places==
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*[[Coronation Street, Weatherfield|Coronation Street exterior]]
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*[[Rovers Return Inn]] - ''Public''
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*[[1 Coronation Street]] - ''Back room/kitchen, Hallway/stairs''
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*[[Corner Shop]]
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*[[Baldwin's Casuals]] - ''Sewing room, Office''
 
==Notes==
 
==Notes==
*[[Viewing Figures]]: First UK broadcast - 12,400,000 viewers (1st place).
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*[[Viewing Figures]]: First UK broadcast - 12,400,000 viewers (1st place).
 
{{Template:July 1983}}
 
{{Template:July 1983}}
 
[[Category:1983 episodes]]
 
[[Category:1983 episodes]]

Revision as of 18:56, July 20, 2012

Plot

Ken buys Deirdre a watch for her birthday. The factory girls strike at their machines as the trade delegation is due. Mike is forced to agree to pay their production bonuses. Mike tries to impress the Russians. He is disappointed that they can't place an order with him. He finds the translator Eileen Hicks attractive. Beattie accuses Ken of taking advantage of Albert. The fatties weigh in again. Stan weighs 2lb more than at the start of the slim, Eddie is exactly the same. Alf has lost 3lb and Fred 5lb. Fred is declared the winner but is disqualified when Bet announces she knows that he had bags of coins in his pockets at the first weigh-in. Alf wins the £20. Eileen agrees to a night out with Mike. Beattie thinks Albert's going senile but Ken assures her that her inheritance is safe. She accuses Ken of short-changing her father so Ken throws her out.

Cast

Regular cast

Guest cast

Places

Notes

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