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{{Infobox Episode|
 
{{Infobox Episode|
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|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]]
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|stories=[[Peter Tonkinson]]<br>[[Esther Rose]]
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|designer=[[Colin Rees]]
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|producer=[[Mervyn Watson]]
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|executive producer=[[Bill Podmore]]
 
|director=[[Gareth Morgan]]
 
|director=[[Gareth Morgan]]
 
|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 shortchanging 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 [[Russia|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 5lb and [[Fred Gee|Fred]] 5lb. Fred is disqualified when [[Bet Lynch|Bet]] announces she knows that he had bags of coins in his pockets at the first weigh-in. Alf is declared as the winner of 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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==Cast==
 
==Cast==
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===Regular cast===
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*[[Emily Bishop]] - [[Eileen Derbyshire]]
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*[[Elsie Tanner]] - [[Patricia Phoenix]]
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*[[Vera Duckworth]] - [[Elizabeth Dawn]]
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*[[Ida Clough]] - [[Helene Palmer]]
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*[[Ivy Tilsley]] - [[Lynne Perrie]]
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*[[Mike Baldwin]] - [[Johnny Briggs]]
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*[[Albert Tatlock]] - [[Jack Howarth]]
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*[[Deirdre Barlow]] - [[Anne Kirkbride]]
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*[[Hilda Ogden]] - [[Jean Alexander]]
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*[[Stan Ogden]] - [[Bernard Youens]]
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*[[Eddie Yeats]] - [[Geoffrey Hughes]]
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*[[Alf Roberts]] - [[Bryan Mosley]]
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*[[Rita Fairclough]] - [[Barbara Knox]]
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*[[Ken Barlow]] - [[William Roache]]
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*[[Fred Gee]] - [[Fred Feast]]
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*[[Bet Lynch]] - [[Julie Goodyear]]
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*[[Tracy Langton]] - [[Christabel Finch]]
 
===Guest cast===
 
===Guest cast===
 
*[[Beattie Pearson]] - [[Gabrielle Daye]]
 
*[[Beattie Pearson]] - [[Gabrielle Daye]]
*[[Mr Tchernikow]] - [[Boris Isarov]]
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*[[Dave Hinchcliffe]] - [[Nick Maloney]]
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*[[Eileen Hicks]] - [[Helen Rappaport]]
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*[[Mr Tchernikov]] - [[Boris Isarov]]
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*[[Mr Karp]] - [[Jiri Stanislav]]
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==Places==
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*[[Coronation Street, Weatherfield|Coronation Street]]
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*[[Rovers Return Inn]] - ''Public''
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*[[1 Coronation Street]] - ''Back room, kitchen and hallway''
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*[[Corner Shop]]
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*[[Baldwin's Casuals]] - ''Sewing room and wages office''
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==Notes==
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*''[[TV Times]]'' synopsis: Why does [[Albert Tatlock]]'s [[Beattie Pearson|daughter]] descend on [[Deirdre Barlow|Deirdre]]'s birthday celebrations? [[Fred Gee|Fred]]'s attempt to cheat in the slim-in competition is blown by [[Bet Lynch|Bet]].
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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]]

Latest revision as of 07:47, July 15, 2019

PlotEdit

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 5lb and Fred 5lb. Fred is disqualified when Bet announces she knows that he had bags of coins in his pockets at the first weigh-in. Alf is declared as the winner of 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.

CastEdit

Regular castEdit

Guest castEdit

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NotesEdit

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